Throughout history a select few of intelligent creative people percieved a future where people live in harmony – resolving global issues of poverty and despotism, abundance of greed and corrupt power not judging people on color, religion, sex, age, aptitude or background. A person is to be rewarded based on their own merits and abilities while striving to become a better person, working hard to contribute to society.
Not a bleak dystopian vision of communism, socialism, monarchy or repressed military ideology where people are raped, killed, abused and slaughtered based on individual nonconformity.
A vision of something far greater. Something wonderful.
Every century in history has (a) person or persons that reaches beyond the standard, thinks outside the box – in fact there is no box. In this commentary I refer to Gene Roddenberry. Not a politician. Not a savior. Not a powerful dictator or military leader. He was an artist. A writer. A man with true insight and vision. Google him. He was a very sweet, kind generous man.
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Have you heard of him? You should by now because his creation – STAR TREK has been with the world, in every language, in every country, since SEPT 1966. I typically hear ” oh Lar, your such a nerd” – GOOD I’m in great company.. DaVinci, Edison, Marconi, Cousteau, Armstrong to name a few were “nerds” that made a huge difference to the world. I will make my contribution to the world as well … I just need time
Original Crew 1980’s
Original Crew 1979
Ignorant people hunt witches. Minds that are closed to unlimited possibilities persecute open minds of knowledge and science. True genius is laughed at simply because the majority can’t understand their thinking.
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Galaxy Class Enterprise NCC-1701~D
I’m watching the world every day. I speak to people from the depression era. The veterans from WWII. The vets from the 1960’s and 70’s. I talk to them whenever I can. I respect those who serve. So many people have sacrificed in every facet of life, industry, profession, vocation to make this country the best ever the world has known. And I see it , every day, on tv, on radio… It’s slipping away folks.
We are slowly losing something to ignorance and greed, politics and the machine of war. Arrogant zealots that want you and your children DEAD because you are not one of them. This is not the vision of the future I want to live in. When I was a kid I dreamed about the year 2000 and what magic it would hold. We were robbed of that dream on SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. Our nation is dying.
Next Generation Crew
Why? What causes it? I’m not going to answer – you think about it, logically, deeply- intelligently.
Facebook, like the rest of the internet is reverting to a common denominator. Our society has become disassociated from reality. The more we are connected the more we become disconnected. Where do we go from here folks? 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and children are being trained to kill. Twistwd uneducated hoards of people are terrorizing the world.
WE ARE STILL BARBARIANS
It’s not that a tv show will save us. It’s the underlying PHILOSOPHY of a foundation vision that Gene gave us. It’s about HUMANITY and the ability to survive from our own destruction – TO RISE ABOVE THE COMMON DENOMINATOR.
People are sick, twisted and self centered. This MUST change or we are all doomed to relive the dark ages.
Pease understand me, I am not preaching religion. I do not conforming to politics. I am speaking of a higher level of thinking – of being. To evolve past the barbarian in our brain. Peace for all – no matter what color, religion, race, size, shape, age, history, language – we can work it out. I truly believe that.
Star Trek has taught me this philosophy for almost 50 years now. I’d say that’s damn impressive and worth while learning about. If you don’t believe me, then watch Star Trek – all of Trek and let me know what you’ve learned from it.
-Live long and prosper.