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ASIMIL8: Too Offensive.

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posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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I read an interesting story in the news this morning.

A Star Trek fan has had his personalized license plate revoked over it being Offensive

His plate reads: ASIMIL8, which is in reference to the Star Trek Alien race - The Borg.
The license plate also has a frame around it that says: “We are the Borg,” and “Resistance is Futile.”
The owner has had this plate on his vehicle for over 2 years.
But now, he is being told that he must surrender it over immediately.




Apparently a few people have complained saying that they feel the plate is offensive.

In Canada, the relationships with First Nations people can become very political very fast.
There is a long history of racism towards Natives here.
So my guess is, this is the context that this license plate is being taken into consideration as.

However, to any Star Trek fan, its quite obvious what it really is...
This man is part of the Borg and he wishes to enslave the human race.... As a whole, not just one group of people.

The owner of the plate is a bit upset with how this all went down. He states:
“We’ve become way too sensitive. You can’t say anything anymore to anybody.”

"Canadians are becoming increasingly less tolerant of free expression," he said. "You have more and more people who believe that they have a legal right to go through life without seeing or without hearing things they find to be offensive."

Personally, I couldn't agree with him more. However, its not just in Canada, its everywhere.

We cant say crap these days without someone reading too much into it or finding a 150 year old reference to slavery or ill treatment, that their great, great, great ancestors may have had to endure.

I understand history cant be changed and we must live with what our long gone and forgotten relatives may have done.
But we should use that as an example as how not to live and learn from those mistakes.
Not recite it daily to fit an agenda.

How are we ever supposed to move forward, if were constantly living in the past?

Anyways, do you agree that revoking his license plate is taking it a bit to far?
Or
Is it justified?


The full article is linked below,

Article




posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:14 AM
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Another win for the culture police. ANTIFA would be proud.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I agree with you and the plate holder entirely. Context is everything, but with the prevailing immigration sensitivities as well as as you said, native populations issues (which I respect)...I can see a far left person taking this entirely out of context and becoming full of righteous indignation.

I say the complainers can suck an egg...I miss watching 7 of 9...boy talk about wanting to asimil8!
edit on 29-4-2017 by BlueJacket because: Sp



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82




How are we ever supposed to move forward, if were constantly living in the past?


I am not sure if I am right or not to say it but I often say....if we can clearly see that history repeats itself,why do we keep living in the past??



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

lmao, the funny thing is, I instantly thought of her the second I read the first paragraph of this article!



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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Heres another License plate fiasco.
The gentleman's last name just happens to be Grabher.

Well when read off a license plate, things can be blown out of proportion...
Grabher



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

Exactly, bang on!



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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Just when I was thinking it couldn't get much worse along comes yet another "I'm entitled to free speech, but you're not" story. Maybe someone should explain to the complainers that Star Trek absolutely PREACHES the socialist constructs sought by the liberals...



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
I read an interesting story in the news this morning.

A Star Trek fan has had his personalized license plate revoked over it being Offensive

His plate reads: ASIMIL8, which is in reference to the Star Trek Alien race - The Borg.
The license plate also has a frame around it that says: “We are the Borg,” and “Resistance is Futile.”
The owner has had this plate on his vehicle for over 2 years.
But now, he is being told that he must surrender it over immediately.



If he watches anything other than Star Trek, he will know that relations with the First Nations are strained, especially in the light of the Truth and Reconciliation process. He is falling back on the fine print (licence frame) but it still has a passive/aggressive ring to it. I'd say that we don't have the whole story as the dude's background will tell the tale.

Meanwhile, if I knew that I was inadvertently pissing off a lot of people with my licence plate...I'd give it a second thought. That's just good manners. (which is kinda why I never went with 3M TA3)



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:35 AM
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I am beginning to wonder if there are statistics of the members-men to women-cause posts like this always get men's attention-especially in respect to sexual innuendo. Or, we just have a lot of old farts on here.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

However, to any Star Trek fan, its quite obvious what it really is...
This man is part of the Borg and he wishes to enslave the human race.... As a whole, not just one group of people.





that's quite literally the funniest sh!t I've read on ATS in months!!!

Seriously funny, stupid non-trekkies, they have no *toDuj porghvam 'ej !!!

*Google that if you are not pure-blood Klingon.
edit on 29-4-2017 by Sublimecraft because: beer



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: Justso

Well considering this post is in reference to Star Trek which has been a TV series since 1966 and continues today,
I bet there will be more men commenting on this thread.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I don't get it. How is it a reference to First Nations people?



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

*Courage and wisdom

lol had to google it though!



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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If you look at it another way,it might make a different point of view.

What if you were in one of those European countries having Muslim issues or what if you saw that plate in Nazi Germany??

Just another twist on it.

Also,not everyone has seen Star Trek...I still haven't even seen Star Wars.



edit on 29-4-2017 by DrumsRfun because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
I read an interesting story in the news this morning.

A Star Trek fan has had his personalized license plate revoked over it being Offensive

His plate reads: ASIMIL8, which is in reference to the Star Trek Alien race - The Borg.
The license plate also has a frame around it that says: “We are the Borg,” and “Resistance is Futile.”
The owner has had this plate on his vehicle for over 2 years.
But now, he is being told that he must surrender it over immediately.




Apparently a few people have complained saying that they feel the plate is offensive.

In Canada, the relationships with First Nations people can become very political very fast.
There is a long history of racism towards Natives here.
So my guess is, this is the context that this license plate is being taken into consideration as.

However, to any Star Trek fan, its quite obvious what it really is...
This man is part of the Borg and he wishes to enslave the human race.... As a whole, not just one group of people.

The owner of the plate is a bit upset with how this all went down. He states:
“We’ve become way too sensitive. You can’t say anything anymore to anybody.”

"Canadians are becoming increasingly less tolerant of free expression," he said. "You have more and more people who believe that they have a legal right to go through life without seeing or without hearing things they find to be offensive."

Personally, I couldn't agree with him more. However, its not just in Canada, its everywhere.

We cant say crap these days without someone reading too much into it or finding a 150 year old reference to slavery or ill treatment, that their great, great, great ancestors may have had to endure.

I understand history cant be changed and we must live with what our long gone and forgotten relatives may have done.
But we should use that as an example as how not to live and learn from those mistakes.
Not recite it daily to fit an agenda.

How are we ever supposed to move forward, if were constantly living in the past?

Anyways, do you agree that revoking his license plate is taking it a bit to far?
Or
Is it justified?


The full article is linked below,

Article




He needs to request to swap it for one reading ...

"COOPERATE"




posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Why is this a "thing" ? It's a effing number plate ffs

What next ? Are the government going to proof read every published book, newspaper and magazine to make sure all the words people are sensitive to are censored so not to offend ?

This is beyond stupid, pandering to a few special snowflakes who need their heads sorting out instead of obliging to their absolutely pathetic whims



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

I just laughed pretty hard to myself, thinking about Hitler in Nazi Germany with that license plate.
Trying to explain it off,
"Nein, Nein! It says We are Borg, zee?"



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: rockdisjoint2
a reply to: Macenroe82

I don't get it. How is it a reference to First Nations people?

We in Canada are currently dealing with the results of a couple of centuries of policies aimed at the assimilation of the First Nations into Euro-Canadian society. It has not gone well, and assimilation remains a euphemism for government and church attempts to 'beat the Indian out of them'.

Legislation Concerning Canada's First Peoples Government legislation on Indians was all aimed at assimilation. In the nineteenth century, the goal of government was to make Canada's native cutures disappear. It was expected that native people would be assimilated, meaning that they would give up their own culture, languages, and beliefs, and live and act just like the British settlers.

By the looks of things, the plate owner is a Trekker, but I'd say it's pretty likely that he knew he was pushing other buttons as well. And that would make him an arse.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

Oh k. That makes sense. I'm not Canadian so First Nations people struggles are foreign to me.




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