Righteous Nation Ideology in Science Fiction and Climate Justice Today

John F. Sitton’s criticism in ‘Hannah Arendt’s Argument for Council Democracy’ (Polity) and Odd Arne Westad’s outline of the Korea’s Neo-Confucian ‘Righteous Nation’ ideology (Empire and Righteous Nation) perfectly shows what we know about the intended goals of the Abrahamic god, and the limitations of that god’s promises. This is essentially a conclusion that comes … [Read more…]

Societal Progress, Anti-Capitalism, and the Vision for a Culture of Emancipatory Human Rights

To paraphrase Walter Benjamin, violence in society exist to protect the law. The law exists to protect those in power. It falls within any society’s rights and responsibilities to protect themselves from a government of institutionalized violence. A change in power structures is not as far-fetched as many would have us to believe, limited by … [Read more…]

I know. This site is coming together rather slow

I still have about two dozen more Star Trek pre-written posts to add to this site. I then plan on writing posts about Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and The Orville. I also want to write about various science fiction books, but I am trying to figure out a way to do something more interesting than … [Read more…]

What separates the Borg Queen from Michael Burnham?

What separates the Borg Queen from Michael Burnham? On the surface the Borg Queen is composed of an archetype of a matriarch repeatedly referred to as the greatest evil Starfleet has encountered. Before Captain Janeway intentionally locates the Borg in Star Trek: Voyager’s “Scorpion,” (1997) she research previous Captain’s logs, JANEWAY: I’ve been looking through … [Read more…]

Trauma and Post-Modern Subtext in Star Trek

B’Elanna Torres, martyrologies, the resolve of violence superstructures to persist as their own solutions – just as the competing martyrologies-imposed doctrines of violence, so, too, did Lt. Torres imposed violence upon herself in “Extreme Risk” as the solution to coming to terms with the holodeck grotesque imagery she created upon learning of the fate of … [Read more…]

Leadership, Rom, and Abundant Kindness

Elaborating for a strictly psycho-social explication, Rom’s strength of character no doubt was born from his brother’s, Quark’s, extensive, intentional, and constant derision. Countless times Quark called Rom “an idiot” while only sometimes – sometimes – annotating “but I love him.” Rom was forced to confront Quark a number of times, including when Quark attempted … [Read more…]

Geordi La Forge and Kindness

In Star Trek: Insurrection, we see what was always just underneath the surface as Geordi La Forge sees the sunrise for the first time and is clearly almost crying. His eyes had completely regenerated from the metaphasic particles on the planet. However, the recaptured youth of spirit that, for the others, enhances their clarity of … [Read more…]

Deviance, Occupation, and Terrans

When the crew of Discovery crosses into the mirror universe, they embark on a path of willingness to cross moral boundaries. This is largely at the guidance of Lorca, who for reasons later discovered has his own primary deviance to tally for the benefit of the limited few that does not include Michael and the … [Read more…]

Seven of Nine and Unexpected Kindness

Seven of Nine is established in Star Trek: Picard’s “Stardust City Rag” (2020) as a mother figure; loving and in the continuous pain of having lost who she refers to as “my child,” Icheb, to Bjayzl and those who murder Borg (and former Borg) for their cybernetic implants. This is not the first time we … [Read more…]