Saturday, March 25, 2017

Star Trek, original series

It is Saturday morning, and I am watching at Star Trek marathon.  Not all night, mind you.  I just woke up.

As Spock was wont to say, "fascinating".  It was said of Star Trek that they tended to cover the social issues of the time they were in.  The episode I am now watching looks to be something akin to the Cultural Marxism you sometimes hear about.  The episode is called "The Enemy Within".  The time was at the height of the Cold War.

It looks like the Enterprise happened upon some entity that grabbed control of the children's minds, who destroyed the adults and took over their civilization.  It seemed to direct adults by some unseen power that got control over their minds, and caused them to destroy themselves.

This unseen power managed to get control over several members of the Enterprise, which was repeating the process that was observed when the Enterprise arrived at their planet.

I stopped watching as it appears that episode is so similar to what is happening today within our own society.  The entity within is trying to take over the minds of the young and have the older generation pushed aside so that the new power can take over.

How did the captain get control of the ship again?  I missed that part.  You know that they had to get control over the Enterprise again, now don't you?

How do we get control over our society again?  Obviously, we have to stop the messaging to these youngsters who don't know any better.

Much easier said than done.  Truth doesn't matter anymore.  Even Time magazine had a cover article showing that what I am saying isn't a unique observation.

When truth doesn't matter anymore, where does that take us?  We had better find out soon and take corrective action, or we are going someplace that we may not really want to go.

Know what I mean, Vern?

Update:  Episode name might be called "Bread and Circuses".  Either one would have worked.

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