DS9: The Role of Cardassian Trials

I was watching this the other day. It is a scene from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the 1990s. Doesn’t it remind you of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the other ongoing show trials?

National Review:

“If the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse was an affirmation of our system of justice, the reaction to the not-guilty verdicts in his case exposes an ongoing, foundational threat to the rule of law.

The progressive clerisy — and its fellow-travelers in the media — had no interest in the facts or the law. They demonstrated this with easily disproven false statements about the trial from beginning to end. The only thing they cared about was an outcome in keeping with their ideological presuppositions.

Indeed, at the same time that much of the left-wing commentariat has pooh-poohed critical race theory as an obscure academic doctrine taught only in the law schools, it has clearly absorbed CRT’s contention that even seemingly race-neutral proceedings that have seemingly race-neutral outcomes are instruments of white supremacy.

This belief pervaded the cable-news coverage of the verdicts and the pronouncements of top-level Democratic elected officials from Kamala Harris to Gavin Newsom, in an ominous indication of how a once-fringe view now is ensconced at the heart of the center-left. …

What woke progressives ultimately want is a justice system that looks more like campus sexual-assault tribunals, where the accused is presumed to be guilty based on his status and the tried-and-true practices of our adversarial system have been discarded. Then, Kyle Rittenhouse wouldn’t have stood a chance, and a righteous blow would ostensibly have been struck against white supremacy.

This is obviously a dangerous tendency that is going to get more pronounced and powerful in the years ahead. The Rittenhouse verdict shows that it hasn’t yet perverted our system of justice, but all people of good will who believe in fair play and the rule of law will have to resist it with all their might.”

This is how much liberalism has changed over the past 25 years.

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5 Comments

  1. It is the hatred of the innocent, the hatred of Christ and the hatred of reason. The accuser is not always right. The accuser is not God. The accuser is Satan. Satan means the accuser.

  2. Watching Star Trek now is interesting because it represented the older progressive vision of the 20th century. Post-scarcity economics, technological advancement, sex equality, and race equality in which all non-Whites have learned to act like White people.

    Today’s progressivism is almost the opposite. Austerity economics and technological regression because abundance and technology cause climate change. Sex itself being eliminated as a category, replaced with infinite genders ideology, and birth rate collapse everywhere in the world where sex equality has been attempted. White behavior, like respect for the law or being punctual, is bad because it is White supremacy. Everyone must be impoverished and brought down to the level of Black hood rats for the sake of equity.

    All of the newer Star Trek series were bound to fail because the 20th century progressive ideology the series was rooted in is dead and gone.

    • “…in which all non-Whites have learned to act like White people.”

      I never thought of it that way. But, you know… that’s it, exactly. Roddenberry, Shatner, Nimoy – all god-damned/forsaken Jews, thinking they were the moral exemplars of/in the White Protestant society in which they were forever Xenoi, yet pretended to be part of.

      I John 2:19 “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”

      We have known for centuries that non-Whites are not U.S. Now, more than ever, may I state: they are PREDESTINED to REMAIN FOREVER, ‘OTHER.’ The Gospel is only to the White Race of Christendom, as the New Israel of God. [ Gal. 6:16] With the approaching death of the USA, it no longer need be believed as the 11th Commandment, that ‘all men are created equal.’ They aren’t – and Jefferson is forever burning in Hell for writing that damnable sentence!

      I read this article yesterday. It has much to say towards forming a Solely White, English, Christianly Self-Conscious State. Because America IS DEAD, my friends. Long live the White Ethnostate.

      https://www.unz.com/article/america-must-die-so-that-the-people-can-live/

      Some salient quotes:

      “… the existence of a common and distinctive quality of all humans need not imply their social, political, or existential equality, any more than the fact that all material objects have mass imply that they all have the same weight…”.

      “Even granting a “brotherhood of men” under Christ, “the brotherhood of men does not imply their equality.” He continues: “Neither does men’s equality before God imply their equality as among themselves.” Even if God, from his divine and lofty standpoint, views us all as equals, any putative inter-human equality “is entirely irrelevant”…”.

      “The historical and psychological researches of the past century have rendered the theory which lies behind the practice of modern democracy entirely untenable. Reason is not the same in all men; human beings belong to a variety of psychological types separated from one another by irreducible differences.” – A. Huxley

  3. I LOVE DS9. Thanks for posting this and all of your insightful commentary.

    You may, or may not know this, but the Soviet show trials of the 1930s bore not only a resemblance to Cardassian trials, but they were actually carefully stage-managed theater productions of Stalin. He and his secret police chiefs would work late into the night like script writers and directors to achieve the perfect political trial. They actually studied theatre and acting from actors and directors in Moscow and Leningrad to perfect the “performance.”

    If the accused (the condemned) wasn’t emoting on cue or if his confession didn’t seem authentic enough, they would stop “rehearsals” until he and his family were tortured again, get him properly conditioned, so that his role and “character” would fool Western governments and Soviet citizens alike. Of course, like Cardassin trials, guilty verdicts and death sentences in Stalin’s show trials were determined well in advance of the trial.

    Here is another great political episode from DS9.

  4. I watched STNG in my younger days, but this show finally got me to give it up. Even the original version in the 60’s was progressive propaganda.

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