posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:00 PM
On with the Battle....
"What is it Captain?"
"It's the Borg. It's the epitome of the evolution of Communism. Their whole society is a collective, sharing resources equally, everyone stripped
of their identity, functioning individually for the greater good of the whole. They are controlled by a proletariat, the Borg Queen, and even though
there are rumors of a King, those are non-canonized rumors to deceive you, ensign."
"But Captain, such a wessel is unbeatable."
"It's all what you believe. There are some that think the attempted takeover by Admiral Leighton in 2372, long after the establishment of the
Federation, was indicative of the the overall philosophy of Starfleet. His Red Squad was a rogue element, and thanks to Sisko and Odo, we were able
to prevent a worldwide calamity. In any free society, there are individuals that will make bad decisions. It's the ability to grow in achievements,
and gain rank, that differentiates us from a communistic society like the Borg, where everyone is equal. Sure, with rank, comes responsibilities, and
individual decisions, and Leighton overstepped his authority and became greedy, wanting to rule the earth. Greed is something the Vulcans helped us
to eliminate way back in the 22nd century. There will always be random elements that creep up, but they allow us to redefine our goals, and to learn
from our mistakes."
"Captain, they are locking on a tractor beam."
"Prepare to fire phaser bank one on my mark. Target these coordinates."
The Captain rapidly types in a series of numbers into his keypad, and continues: "A communistic society tends to repress individuality, and does not
promote new ideas. The Federation is the opposite of that, we engage in freedom, new ideas, exploring and discovering new ideals, and respecting the
rights of other races. Ready Quantum Torpedo tubes one through four."
"Captain, the tractor beam is almost locked."
"It was once thought by many that communism was the ideal way of life. Everyone sharing for the common good. But human history dictates to us that
there are no right answers. Fire phasers."
"Direct hit, Captain. Sensors show their tractor beam is offline."
The Captain nods.
"Rampant Capitalism led us into WW3, ensign, and it was a mistake. Communism wasn't a feasible choice either. The Federation settled upon a system
of the two, and with the help of the Vulcans, we were able to perceive that participatory economics was the best choice at the time."
"Captain, they are powering up their weapons."
"There are no easy answers, ensign. The USSR collapsed, and the Berlin Wall was removed because freedom is in our blood. We won't be conditioned
to respond to the staus quo. Fire Quantum Torpedos."
"Mankind has experienced Capitalism and Communism in the past, and neither system was ever fulfilled. It's why WW3 occurred, and so many lives were
lost. Indecision, contrasting ideas, and no agreement. We should not suffer the solution of the Borg, mindless slaves with no freedom, and we will
not have that as our fate."
"Captain, direct hit. The Borg ship is imploding."
The Captain solemnly watches the view-screen, emotionless, as the Borg ship explodes. Within himself, he feels the stirrings of emotion, of a choice
between choice and compliance, and knows that he's made a defining choice. His resistance is not futile, he knows, for as long as there are rights
to defend, he knows his Federation will not descend into the Communistic Society of the Borg. He will remain an individual with choices, and collect
his alloted Starfleet credits for his service to humanity, and the with the rest of the Federation, will follow the Prime Directive, and ensure the
rights of lifeforms throughout the galaxy.
"Captain, the Borg ship is destroyed."
"Acknowledged. Plot a course for home. Engage warp on my mark."
"Course plotted and laid in, Sir."
"Make it so."
/end comm transmission/