Re: Tacking Into the Wind
I interpreted the scene as referring to any totalitarian regime, since the Cardassians seem to be stand-ins for Space Nazis.
edit: Maybe I should have used the term "authoritarian", but I didn't study political science.
I always thought Cardassia represented Israel and Bajor - Palestine.
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.