Showing posts with label FAILURE OF IMAGINATION. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 12 June 2019


Curious. Very well. 
For twenty-four hours we'll agree this conversation did not take place.

A lie?

An Omission.

Ah! Mister Scott, I understand you're having difficulty with the warp drive. 
How much time do you require for repair?

There's nothing wrong with the bloody thing.

Mister Scott. If we return to Spacedock, the assassins would surely find away to dispose of their incriminating footwear
 and we will never see the Captain and Doctor McCoy alive again.

It could take weeks, sir.

Thank you, Mister Scott. 
Valeris, please inform Starfleet Command our warp drive is inoperative.

A lie?

An Error.

Names, Lieutenant.

I do not remember.

A lie?

A Choice.

One of the great myths surrounding Vulcans was that the race was incapable of telling a lie. 

Doctor Leonard McCoy once stated that the simple fact of Spock being a Vulcan meant that he was incapable of lying. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I")

While generally believed to be accurate, Vulcans were, in fact, capable of telling lies, usually justifying this action as a logical course towards a means to an end. 

An example of this would be lying to carry out a secret mission or lying to protect the lives of others. 

Spock was in fact capable of lying, as was Valeris, although Valeris' motives were somewhat dubious. 

Tuvok admitted that Vulcans were capable of telling lies but added that he had never found it prudent or necessary to do so, after an inquiry by Seven of Nine into whether or not they were capable of lying. 

(TOS: "The Enterprise Incident"; TOS: "Errand of Mercy"; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; VOY: "Hunters"; Star Trek Into Darkness)

The destruction of Discovery was tragic 
but does not in and of itself resolve the issue.
Even more radical steps must be taken to ensure that type of scenario never repeats itself.

I'm eager to hear your recommendations, Lieutenant.

Regulation 157, Section Three, requires Starfleet officers to abstain from participating in historical events.
Any residual trace or knowledge of Discovery's data, or the time suit, offers a foothold for those who might not see how critical, 
how deeply critical, that directive is.
Therefore, to insure the Federation never finds itself facing the same danger, all officers remaining with knowledge of these events must be ordered never to speak of Discovery, its spore drive, or her crew again.

Under penalty of treason.

Thank you, Mr. Spock.
We'll take it under advisement.

“Those That Ran The Soviet Union

Believed that they could plan, and manage a new kind of Socialist Society.

They had discovered that it was impossible to control and predict everything — and The Plan had run out of control.

But rather than reveal that reveal this, The Technocrats decided to pretend that everything was still going according to The Plan.

And what emerged instead was a 

Fake Version of The Society.

The Soviet Union became a Society where everyone knew what their leaders said was   

Not-Real, because everyone could see with their own eyes that the economy was falling apart —

But Everybody Had to Play Along, 

and pretend that it was Real —

Because No-One Could Imagine an Alternative.

One Soviet called it 


You were so much a part of The System that it became impossible to see beyond it — 

The Fakeness was HyperNormal.”


Some people like to dive right in

Can you imagine that?

And flap about in bathtub gin

Can you imagine that?

Don’t Forget Scrub Behind Your Ears.