Good afternoon. Were viewers supposed to sympathize with turncoat Michael Eddington while he rebuked his former organization? I remember being momentarily shocked someone so close to The Federation would say something like that, but the man's words didn't resonate with me in the slightest. Many years later, I find that his broadside eerily resembles similar polemics delivered by real-world people of a particular political orientation. "Sure, with that system, you'll have your dietary, housing, medical, intellectual and social needs met, but you're giving up freedom!" P.S. His later complaint concerning a lack of fresh food in The Federation is puzzling; most starships of a significant size store perishable foodstuffs and/or grow their own produce in a hydroponics (airponics?) bay. Also, there are Federation worlds that - again - grow their own food.