Thursday, 24 December 2009

Continuing The Theme

Since we're all about the lessons to be learned from sci-fi today, I came across these admissions today courtesy of the redoubtable Kevin Drum.

First up; Star Trek is teh librul:
I have over the past couple of months been watching DVDs of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a show I missed completely in its run of 1987 to 1994; and I confess myself amazed that so many conservatives are fond of it. Its messages are unabashedly liberal ones of the early post-Cold War era — peace, tolerance, due process, progress....
Sure, TNG is pretty liberal, but I'm amazed someone had the brass balls to argue that this is because it comes out against war, bigotry, violating legal rights, and stagnation (actually, that last one is pretty common). Apparently, conservatives just hate that shit. Good to know.

For an encore; why alcohol should be legal, but not cannabis:
That’s exactly what the left wants: a nation of young zombies — indifferent, unengaged, and uncaring. They provide amenable subjects to indoctrination. Alcohol may fuel fights, but marijuana, as its advocates like to point out, makes the user mellow. The toker wants to make love, not war.
Is there something in the water over there this week? Pot is more dangerous than alcohol because at least a violent drunk might try and punch out a liberal Fed?

Still, maybe I shouldn't object too much. Captain Picard would probably make the same case, and we know what that kind of woolly-headed bleeding-heart thinking leads to, don't we?


Dude! I am, like, so baked right now. Sooooo baked. Don't I have, like, a starship, or something. Sweeeeeeet.

Resistance is... something! Fecund?

Heh. Fec.

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