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Tue, Apr 9, 2019, 10:13am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Through the Valley of Shadows


"So my sincere question to you is: you are an ardent fan of both TOS and Disco. How? How do you overcome this feeling that many of us have? How do you not feel "did they really have to do that to my memory of Spock?", etc.?"

Your use of the collective "our" presupposes that "your side" is correct in its assessment of Discovery's faults, and that others must be put to explain to "overcome" your feelings; those other humans apparently (indeed, actually) have made "illogical decisions."

This is a subtle form of censorship in which you are engaging - consciously or not. You are deeming certain thoughts to be more proper than the others ("Not good enough, dammit, not good enough"), and claiming you are on the side of the angels and those who disagree don't understand "the meaning of all this."

One might argue your are subtly trying to "impose a Set of Commandments" on what is Proper Trek and What is Not.

Although you "have the right" to "wage war" in this fashion, and "can [apparently] live with it," and your attitude with respect to Discovery may stem from a fervent belief that with respect to TOS, "Don't Let the Memories Die," I respectfully admit that no one on this post - and I'm going to have to going to have to remind myself of this every day - should have "come out here to play God," with respect to matters of opinion.

Cloaking oneself in righteousness is a dangerous game: ""With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably."

We come from a tradition of tolerance, freedom, and justice.

Perhaps you think, with respect to your attempting to dictate what is good Trek and what is not, that your patronization "was not deliberate, I assure you."

It never is.
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