Resistance and Futility

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Resistance and Futility

by baldilocks

For fans of the Star Trek fran­chise, the Borg col­lec­tive was one of the most ter­ri­fy­ing vil­lains: a machine col­lec­tive that forcibly assim­i­lated indi­vid­u­als and civ­i­liza­tions with the goal of achiev­ing per­fec­tion — with per­fec­tion being the full inte­gra­tion of all knowl­edge, cul­ture, etc., every­thing that is con­tained within indi­vid­u­als and within sin­gu­lar soci­eties. A mix­ture of man [sic] and machine with a cen­tral­ized consciousness.

And the com­plete oblit­er­a­tion of free will.

The Borg motto: Resis­tance is Futile.

Each indi­vid­ual becomes a part of the hive-​mind and, there­fore a drone. When a drone becomes defec­tive, it is destroyed. One of the things which the Borg con­sider to be a defect is the dis­con­nec­tion from the hive-​mind.

I was think­ing of this con­cept ear­lier today when I posted this on Twit­ter and Face­book.

Col­lec­tive guilt is part of left­ist the­ol­ogy. Their god? Mankind made per­fect by its own efforts — efforts which always include the exter­mi­na­tion of the “imper­fectible.” The “imper­fectible” share a lone char­ac­ter­is­tic: their exis­tence proves that left­ist the­ol­ogy is a lie.

I received a lit­tle bit of push-​back on this asser­tion from – you guessed it – an athe­ist [sic] left­ist – who claimed that right­ist were the same way, espe­cially those who base their polit­i­cal beliefs on Judeo-​Christian ide­ol­ogy. When I asked him to prove that right­ists of any reli­gion believe that humankind is per­fectible through its own efforts, he tossed off an insult and left the “conversation.”

(Side note: that Chris­tians have forcibly con­verted soci­eties in the past is in direct vio­la­tion of the rule book. And Jews have forcibly con­verted a group one once.)

It’s inter­est­ing that much of the vil­lainy in sci­ence fic­tion – often con­jured by pub­lic left­ists — con­sists of vio­lently coer­cive indi­vid­u­als, civ­i­liza­tions, and gov­ern­ments bent on improve­ment. And by inter­est­ing, I mean crazy.

We have been watch­ing since Elec­tion Day 2016, as col­lec­tives attempt to over­turn the results of that day and, to that effort, become more and more vio­lent as non-​leftists refuse to assim­i­late, espe­cially one Don­ald J. Trump.

Today, in the wake of the con­fir­ma­tion of Asso­ciate Jus­tice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, after a con­certed effort by many indi­vid­u­als to smear his rep­u­ta­tion, we will see more violence.

Many of these col­lec­tives call them­selves – with­out irony — the Resis­tance. But what they really want is for you to not resist.

Good luck to the real-​life Borg!

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

For fans of the Star Trek franchise, the Borg collective was one of the most terrifying villains: a machine collective that forcibly assimilated individuals and civilizations with the goal of achieving perfection — with perfection being the full integration of all knowledge, culture, etc., everything that is contained within individuals and within singular societies. A mixture of man [sic] and machine with a centralized consciousness.

And the complete obliteration of free will.

The Borg motto: Resistance is Futile.

Each individual becomes a part of the hive-mind and, therefore a drone. When a drone becomes defective, it is destroyed. One of the things which the Borg consider to be a defect is the disconnection from the hive-mind.

I was thinking of this concept earlier today when I posted this on Twitter and Facebook.

Collective guilt is part of leftist theology. Their god? Mankind made perfect by its own efforts — efforts which always include the extermination of the “imperfectible.” The “imperfectible” share a lone characteristic: their existence proves that leftist theology is a lie.

I received a little bit of push-back on this assertion from – you guessed it – an atheist [sic] leftist – who claimed that rightist were the same way, especially those who base their political beliefs on Judeo-Christian ideology. When I asked him to prove that rightists of any religion believe that humankind is perfectible through its own efforts, he tossed off an insult and left the “conversation.”

(Side note: that Christians have forcibly converted societies in the past is in direct violation of the rule book. And Jews have forcibly converted a group one once.)

It’s interesting that much of the villainy in science fiction – often conjured by public leftists — consists of violently coercive individuals, civilizations, and governments bent on improvement. And by interesting, I mean crazy.

We have been watching since Election Day 2016, as collectives attempt to overturn the results of that day and, to that effort, become more and more violent as non-leftists refuse to assimilate, especially one Donald J. Trump.

Today, in the wake of the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, after a concerted effort by many individuals to smear his reputation, we will see more violence.

Many of these collectives call themselves – without irony — the Resistance. But what they really want is for you to not resist.

Good luck to the real-life Borg!

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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