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JoeZhang October 6 2012 10:49 AM

conspiracy theories
In a lit thread about voting in the Federation, I posted the following as a joke:


You people will believe anything!

The Federation is a military-industrial complex run by Starfleet who in turn are puppets of the Organians. Federation citizens just think they are free!

What you think the Borg really exist and are going to invade the federation?


They have been doing it for generations, every so often Starfleet fakes an event to keep the population in line:

* V'ger incident - just a disguised Starship

* The Khan/Genesis incident - simply a frame-up, Khan was a peaceful settler, the federation made him and his family a dupe for their illegal testing of weapons of mass destruction.

So it's OK for the Federation to have weapons like the genesis bomb but not the Klingon Empire? give me a break, the Klingon empire is a peaceful place regards of the disinformation put out by the state controlled Federation News Service.

You really think that Kronos's moon simply blew up due to a mining accident? Look at the official records, there was a federation Starship nearby - and who was the Captain? Why it was Captain Sulu. Why is that important? Because he served with James T. Kirk who was involved in both the V'ger and Khan incidents. Bit of a 'coincidence' that he also happens to be in the area when the moon just 'blows up'.

I recommend you all read Unwarranted Influence: James T. Kirk and the Military-Industrial Complex (Icons of the Federation) by G'Rok.
Let's say you were a conspiracy nut living in the federation - what adventures of our heroes would you think were really secret conspiracies and cover-ups?*

* I know we have seen actual cover-ups and conspiracies but let's stick to adventures that weren't but could be presented that way.

Herkimer Jitty October 6 2012 10:52 AM

Re: conspiracy theories
Big dilithium interests killed the soliton wave.

JoeZhang October 6 2012 11:55 AM

Re: conspiracy theories

Herkimer Jitty wrote: (Post 7064302)
Big dilithium interests killed the soliton wave.

Oh that is a beauty. :techman:

Drago-Kazov October 6 2012 09:29 PM

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Did they cover up the mindmonsters that give people superstrength in TNG season 1?

JoeZhang October 6 2012 09:47 PM

Re: conspiracy theories

Drago-Kazov wrote: (Post 7066228)
Did they cover up the mindmonsters that give people superstrength in TNG season 1?

There is nothing on screen to suggest that happens.

Arpy October 6 2012 11:44 PM

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The Ferengi are only pretending to be annoying but otherwise harmless merchants to get into position throughout the galaxy. Once ubiquitous they will use their immense buying power to incite and direct intragalactic war and force the remnants thereof into perpetual indentured-servitude.

Drago-Kazov October 6 2012 11:45 PM

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They are to busy scheming against eachother.

Merry Christmas October 7 2012 03:05 AM

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^ And that's exactly what they want you to think.

mupps October 7 2012 05:29 AM

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The Borg incursions were really just a ruse to tighten control of the population and to militarise Starfleet.

Think about it, the Borg only attacked with a single cube at a time, did some damage but were then miraculously halted by the courage and tenacity of the "military" just before the Borg won.

But these "attacks" scared the population enough that Starfleet was allowed to build Defiants, Promethus, Soverign class "star(war)ships"

THe first contact incident was mearly propaganda with starfleet rigging a holoship to simulate a Borg Cube then a Borg sphere, the time travel part was faked to show that even history was safe in Starfleets hands.

Think about it, we have seen the Borg throw dozens of ships to assimilate single Worlds or thousands to fight a war yet they send one at a time to assimilate Earth and why, Earth is not that important in the great scheme of things. Even the Federation is not.

Open your eyes people, the Federation military-industrial complex is the monster not these "cyborgs"

sbk1234 October 7 2012 05:44 AM

Re: conspiracy theories
Section 31 killed Kennedy

Orac October 7 2012 06:20 AM

Re: conspiracy theories
Replicated food causes ass cancer.

Arpy October 7 2012 10:58 AM

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Other way around, man. It's the matter from ass cancer that gets reconstituted as replicated food! Don't you see, man?! Replicated food is ass cancer! It's ass cancer!!!

Drago-Kazov October 7 2012 11:47 AM

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Trannie~sylvania wrote: (Post 7067641)
^ And that's exactly what they want you to think.

They are to greedy for any grand conspiracy.

The Badger October 7 2012 01:19 PM

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In the ENT episode 'Bound' Captain Archer learnt that the apparent slave girls of Orion are actually running the operation. They feign getting sold to wealthy business men, then use their pheromones to mind control their 'owners' and take over their business.

Now this discovery would surely have meant the end of this ruse once exposed. After all, what entrepreneur would willingly buy a slave knowing that within weeks she'd have stolen his business and placed it under the control of the Orion criminal groups?

Yet we know Orion slaving is alive and well in Pike's time at least. Maybe longer. Clearly Archer and the Enterprise crew were convinced somehow to keep quiet about it. Indeed, as Pike himself considers going into business as a slave trader, it seems Star Fleet itself knows about the ruse, and keeps silent in order to get the occasional piece of the action.

6079SmithW October 7 2012 02:13 PM

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Ben Sisko is no "emissary". Section 31 used certain subspace channels to send signals to him which caused visions of the so called "Prophets". This secured a partnership between Bajor and the Federation which advanced the goals of the Starfleet military industrial complex concerning expansion into the Gamma quadrant.

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