I have over the past couple of months been watching DVDs of Star Trek: The Next Generation . . .Potemra's conclusions about the values exemplified in the show -- which he subsequently elaborated -- evoke scoffing from the Left: Kevin Drum at Mother Jones weighs in, as does Steve Benen of Washington Monthly.
Yet they miss the more important point: Dude, Star Trek?
Of all the things you could do with your leisure hours, you're sitting around watching a sci-fi soap opera? Brittany Murphy is dead, Steven Tyler is in rehab, Tiger Woods is sailing to the Bahamas, and I'm a finalist for the Malkin Award.
All of these important news developments are happening here and now, in real time in the real world -- and you're debating the political significance of Captain Picard's imaginary adventures in the 24th century?
Some people need to get their priorities straight.
(Via Memeorandum and WeSmirch.)
UPDATE: Evidence of Potemra's blunder:
It must be nice to have a philosophy that thinks Jar-Jar Binks was a good idea.When Pandagon gets to use a line like that against you, it's time to re-think the sci-fi fanboy trip.