Friday, March 26, 2010

Shut up prole or we'll feed you to the Borg

Scalzi on living in the Star Trek universe

Pros: The United Federation of Planets is by all indications a functioning representative democracy;

Hold on there, Ol' Hoss. Who says that Star Trek is a representative democracy?

I am not much of a Star Trek fan. I might have missed something. I do not recall ever hearing the characters talk about voting, or what kind of government they have.

It's all 'Star Fleet this' and 'Star Fleet that' and whatever leaders they have shown on screen are .. Star Fleet admirals and poo-bahs of various stripes.

The Federation is ruled by a military junta as far as I can tell.

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