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Modern politics is like Star Wars versus Star Trek

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posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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For the record i'm a Star Wars fan, but hear me out.

This far left/far right debacle is snowballing; antisemitism, neo nazis,..the whole situation is worthy of a facepalm, and i'll explain why.

People blindly follow their beliefs, and history will paint the picture. The Korean and Vietnam wars was fought by proxy, X likes communism, Y likes democracy, and so forth. This is where Star Wars comes in. I think laser swords and finger lightning would totally destroy Captain Kirk (or Picard but it's best to leave that argument for another time) but I also like Star Treks more ethical and thought provoking story lines.

People are often unfairly criticized for sitting on the fence, but we have the clairvoyance to know the left and right will sniff out undecided voters with their swagger and "charm."

Vote for whomever you wish, just peruse the policies before ticking that box.




posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

What happens when you like them both?



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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There are the underlying themes of Good vs Evil in Star Wars as opposed to the myriad of situations and ethical dilemmas faced by the crew of the Enterprise in Star Trek as they are representatives of the United Federation of Planets. It's why I enjoy Star Trek (the original series) much more than Star Wars. It has much greater depth and layers of complexity not found in Star Wars.
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posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: loam

Just look at the policies, if you still can't make a decision the do a two face and flip a coin.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

Star Trek ethics are where it's at!

It was the great KaHless who said "Great men do not seek power, they have power thrust upon them". That basically sums up all of my political opinions.

And I'm really sorry, but I have to thread drift a little...

Star Trek reacting to "lasers"... (like the death star)




posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

Which one has the Harry Potter?



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Or the frodo.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: DBCowboy

Or the frodo.


Frodo was a Slitheran on Klingon.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Wait. I thought that was all in Narnia.

So confused.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals



It's why I enjoy Star Trek (the original series) much more than Star Wars. It has much greater depth and layers of complexity not found in Star Wars.


I'm assuming you have only watched the Star Wars movies, If you have ever read the EU, you'll find it's far more complex.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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Thanos would kill them all.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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Start Trek has the Prime Directive so the left would be a war with that. They want to run and then ruin everything. The left can always run your life better than you can.
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posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: loam

which one had " gay frogs " ?



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 01:05 PM
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I'm with the "space hippies".
Star Trek, The Way to Eden.

Yeah, even if does lead to naive self-destruction in the end.
They got some groovy vibes.


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posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: loam

which one had " gay frogs " ?


Why? Are gay frogs bad?

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posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: loam

Not to bash heterosexual frogs, but the way they described straight frog reproduction when I was in high school (only sex ed. we ever got) was pretty unappealing.

The male frog buys the female frog dinner (I guess), and then they both go swimming.
Then he pushes on her stomach - no ways, I don't blame gay frogs.

I guess money talks either way.
Consider Jabba the Hutt.
A big slug but always surrounded by hot chicks.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: Thecakeisalie

What happens when you like them both?


I'm with you there, I am a hardcore nerd and I love both of them. They both teach valuable lessons and integrity, be it Kirk or Picard, or the Jedi.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: Mahogany

originally posted by: loam
a reply to: Thecakeisalie

What happens when you like them both?


They both teach valuable lessons and integrity.


Left/right politics can be like that too....which in some respects could be one point of this thread.



posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 02:06 PM
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It’s like a double-slit experiment... particle like and wave like at the same time, depending.

I think that politics are also like the WWE.

Corporate.
Scripted.
Trash talking and pandering.
Run by generations of family that’s run by money.
Winners and losers.
Corruption (“at least” in storylines)
Many Characters, few real people.
Anti-heroes.
Constant image reinventing...
Different factions vying for power.
Popularity may not matter.
Revolving door or expendable talent.
Back room deals and betrayals.
Cheating. Unfixed mistakes.
Face/heel flip flops and the crowd eats it up.
Botches.
So much more.

Understand the biz, understand politics.
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posted on Nov, 4 2018 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: DBCowboy

Wait. I thought that was all in Narnia.

So confused.




That's how the real world is.

Messy with conflicting analogies.







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