John Titor wrote:
The problem for the borg was that they failed to understand that assimilation should be voluntary, although it was irrelevant to them.
But that's a big problem, right? It is in fact the
problem. I mean, all kinds of choices are fine so long as you don't try to force them on someone else.
That everyone should be Borg - that being Borg is the only viable and "relevant" option - is the essence of Borgness. If they didn't believe that, they'd just be an interesting cult, as you point out. And maybe not even all that interesting, actually. Groups that want absolute conformity are pretty much dime a dozen, aren't they?