Re: Scotty and his military comment
Interesting video, but Starfleet doesn't disguise their weapons like that normally. A better way is to go the way of the Society of Cinncinatus. Show the civil control of the military is a key element of said force, reinforce by oaths to the founding document, NOT to the principal political leader, and civil government that isn't based on conquest. As a foreign government being courted, disguised weapons systems would make me question their non-aggression stance MORE than an openly armed force. Deeds matter more than words, and hiding things like that are pretty loud voices suggesting false flag and other hidden aggression. It makes the UFP sound like a protection racket.
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