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Old March 23 2014, 10:57 PM   #440
sonak
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Re: You know what really irks me about "Insurrection"?

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
publiusr wrote: View Post
Politically you can look at it either way. You might call them libertarians who are private property types not themselves native, and that this is eminent domain ("takings") of the state, in which Starfleet is to the Left--or that it is environmental exploitation, and, the Sona are to the right.

You can argue either side on this...
And I doubt Piller had either such superficial political nonsense in mind.

I think the movie makes it clear that he had something like the forced relocations of cultures(like American Indians) in mind. Unfortunately, Piller totally botched the dilemma to the point where there's no connection to that analogy, and he seems to have forgotten that TNG did an episode WITH AMERICAN INDIANS where Picard came to the opposite conclusion than he did here.
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