Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Star Trek is Liberal Propaganda!

This could easily also be a dumbass quote of the day, but since I already have several of those saved up we’ll give it its own title. From a post by Mike Potemra at National Review Online:

Coincidentally, I have over the past couple of months been watching DVDs of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a show I missed completely in its run of 1987 to 1994; and I confess myself amazed that so many conservatives are fond of it. Its messages are unabashedly liberal ones of the early post-Cold War era – peace, tolerance, due process, progress (as opposed to skepticism about human perfectibility).

Wow, how….liberal those messages are. But if this conservative admits that peace, tolerance, due process and progress are “liberal messages” then doesn’t that also mean that war, intolerance, arbitrary authoritarianism and regression are conservative messages? Nice to see that admitted to so openly.