Good morning, friends.
Many of us ask ourselves, what does it mean to be a Star Trekiologist? We wonder aloud if we're really living the way the Prophet Gene Roddenberry intended us to. Are we living a life worthy of Captain Jean Luc Picard? Or are we becoming so influenced by the Borg Collective that we have all lost our way for all eternity.
Turn with me please to Star Trek TOS Season 1: 23.
Verily, Captain James T. Kirk saith unto the people of Armenia and to Annon 7,
But the instinct can be fought. We're human beings with blood of a million savage years on our hands. But we can stop it. We can admit that we're killers. But we're not going to kill, to-day. That's all it takes. That we're not going to kill, to-day.
You see, Captain Kirk accepts us and loves us for who we are. He knows that we as noncommissioned officers are prone to follow our instincts. But we can fight those instincts and walk the path laid out for us by Starfleet.
As a reminder of our barbaric natures our eternal engineer, Mr. Scott, tells us that the best diplomat He knows is a fully charged phaser bank. But this passage has misinterpreted by scholars who have studied the Star Trek scrolls. What Scotty meant is that we should point our phasers at our enemies; not at each other.
Captain Picard gives us encouragement. From Star Trek TNG Season 7:8
And so Captain Picard was certain that He would escape to smite thine enemies, He saith unto Dr. Beverly Crusher,
The important thing during any confinement is to think positively and not give up hope. There is a way out of every box; a solution to every puzzle. It's simply a matter of finding it.
Captain Picard also knows of our daily struggles. For He was once assimilated by the Borg and was brought back to the Federation light so that He could deliver us and offer the Truth to those who will listen.
We must rise above our petty bickering and pull together if we are to one day become a city on the hill reflecting the values and decency that is the United Federation of Planets.
United Federation of Planets, Captain Picard, Captain Kirk, Scotty