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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