I'm sorry but the Federation is not socialist, but the Romulans are.
Men are not angels. Never will be. And all must be for socialism to work.
Socialism rewards sloth, penalizes excellence and is guaranteed to produce less than mediocrity. It strives to assure equal results not equal opportunity.
no hippies please.
Socialists try to legislate equal results. Equal opportunity is not good enough for them.
Example: Socialism. Everyone should make $50K/yr. (a "living" wage)
But I can only work part time. $50K/yr.
I work 80 hrs/wk. $50K/yr.
I can't work at all. $50K/yr.
I am a janitor. $50K/yr.
I am a doctor. $50K/yr.
I am a software engineer. $50K/yr.
I manage 5000 employees. $50K/yr.
I can work but choose not to. $50K/yr.
I wrote 5 hit songs. $50K/yr.
I whittle yo-yos. $50K/yr.
I am an addict. $50K/yr.
I invented a money saving engine. $50K/yr.
I work for government. Unlimited Income/ Not questioned.
In US, generally speaking, if you work hard, pass tests, have the aptitude and persevere you can achieve your goals and be compensated for your efforts.
You cannot achieve great things if mediocrity is your goal. Under socialism when a man prospers he is demonized and his wealth taken from him. It excuses the lazy and hobbles the industrious. Why work hard if you are just another numbered cog in the collective?
Socialists are everyone's problem. They steal by govt proxy. They are sanctimonious, inept dogooders. They suck the rewards from every achievement and then dole out unearned rewards to the laziest among us.
Note to Socialists: Be generous with your own time and money - not with your neighbors'
no hippies please.
no hippies please.
You know nothing then, its the borg who are socalist have no need to work and no real econimy, while the federation is Capitalist, Has a booming econimy, and 0.1% unenploymemt, the ferangi take capitalisum to extreams anough that they are not captalist but a Buricratic/Anarcitic mix.
No Non-trekies Please
No Hippies Please
You are a fool if you think the Federation is capitalism. One of the biggest things about Star Trek is that the people of the future want for nothing, they don't need capitalism anymore because technology has risen too the point where money has become obsolete. They even have an episode about this on Next Generation where they find a stock broker frozen in space and Picard has to him explain that money is no longer a driving force in society and that the desire to improve one self and society has replaced it. And yes the ferangi have taken capitalism to the extreme, that's the whole point of them being in the show, to demenstrate the evil's and insanity of a pure capitalist system.
So please no Non-trekies.
Star treck first premiered During the united states cold war while we were enemy's with the soviets. So that pretty much undermines your entire argument seeing as the institution of labor camps is socialism, and hero of socialism is Is a title Given to heros of that country.
Also there is a Klingon Ethnic principal that makes them enemys of socalisum.
So my friend Read up, Pay attention in school, Actualy watch some star treck and then we will talk.
Read History, Then call me an idiot, And your right there is truth in lies. but the federation would be ally's with the Borg if what you say about them is true and that is clearly not the case.
The Klingon principal is Path the way so that one may help themselves, in that knowledge they conciter a socalist or Comunist society dishonorable in that manner and worthy of extermination. and you don't see that hapining ever. Exept for the farming of kirk, were he was later found innocent.
And I would say the same to you or is your mind to clouded with the effects of husigens for what are you reading the works of marks?
But then again how would you know...