I can't believe that I, a card-carrying Conspiracy Theorist & Liberal Libertarian, have been placed in the role of defending an episode of Trek for seeming too U.S. Government-friendly.
The ep was about the TRUTH of the WORDS
of E-Plebnista, not a pro-government or pro-Vietnam War statement or propaganda.
What? Did I hit a nerve...?
How about "contrived" then? "Yangs/Yankees" and "Komms/Communists" - complete with racial stereotypes? Please...