Sunday, June 03, 2012

That feeling of horror when a friend says something

that scares the living crap out of you. Specifically:
Have a friend who, despite being a talented, intelligent sort, thinks socialist government would be a wonderful idea. A short time ago, when he was telling me I didn't really understand democratic socialism, something came out: ...but realize that humanity has a long way to go before the star trek like federation government will work successfully.
A string of "We will create Utopia" socialist disasters flashed through my mind, and that quote from Firefly on the sidebar; as someone used to say, 'Just damn!'

1 comment:

Marja said...

I liked TOS, the second generation not so much, that seemed to have a lot more stories where the crew of the Enterprise didn't do the logical thing because of some stupid principle which probably would not work most of times in real world. Well, worked in the series, of course, but sometimes the writers had to do some rather creative twisting in order to introduce that happy ending. Or use some sort of Deus ex machina.

I don't think I'd like to live in the Star Trek world. Unless maybe it was the world of the movie reboot...