Fortnight For Freedom: High Worship Word

Friday, June 30, AD 2017

 

 

Captain James T. Kirk: [to Spock] Keep working on the window if we’re ever gonna regain our freedom.

Cloud William: Freedom?

[he gets up]

Cloud William: Freedom?

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock.

Mr. Spock: Yes, I heard, Captain.

Cloud William: That is a worship word, Yang worship. You will not speak it.

Star Trek:  The Omega Glory

Long time readers of this blog will not be surprised to see that I have managed to work a Star Trek episode into one of the Fortnight For Freedom posts!

One of the “alternate Earth” episodes that became fairly common as the original Star Trek series proceeded, as explained by Hodgkin’s Law of Parallel Planetary Development, and stringent episode budgets,  the Omega Glory episode in the video clip at the beginning of this post featured an Earth where a cataclysmic war had driven the Americans, the Yangs, out of their cities and into primitive warbands.  Chinese Communists, the Kohms, settled in America.  Their technology was a few steps higher than the Yangs.  The Yangs had been waging a war for generations to drive the Kohms from their land, and the episode coincided with the Yangs taking the last of “the Kohm places”.

Over the generations, the Yangs had forgotten almost all of their history and what little knowledge remained was restricted to priests and chieftains.

“Cloud William: Freedom?

James T. Kirk: Spock.

Spock: Yes, I heard, Captain.

Cloud William: It is a worship word, Yang worship. You will not speak it.

James T. Kirk: Well, well, well. It is… our worship word, too.

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The Omega Declaration

Thursday, July 2, AD 2015

KIRK: If my ancestors were forced out of the cities into the deserts, the hills
SPOCK: Yes. I see, Captain. They would’ve learned to wear skins, adopted stoic mannerisms, learned the bow and the lance.
KIRK: Living like the Indians, and finally even looking like the American Indian. American. Yangs? Yanks? Spock, Yankees!
SPOCK: Kohms? Communists? The parallel is almost too close, Captain. It would mean they fought the war your Earth avoided, and in this case, the Asiatics won and took over this planet.
KIRK: But if it were true, all these generations of Yanks fighting to regain their land.
MCCOY: You’re a romantic, Jim.
(A drummer enters. Cloud William stands.)
CLOUD: That which is ours is ours again. It will never be taken from us again.
(A a tattered flag is brought in with great ceremony. Red and white horizontal stripes, with a corner of white stars on blue background. Kirk and the others stand.)
TRACEY: They can be handled, Jim. Together it’ll be easy. I caution you, gentlemen, don’t fight me here. I’ll win. Or at worst, I’ll drag you down with me.
CLOUD: I am Cloud William, chief. Also son of chief. Guardian of the holies, speaker of the holy words, leader of warriors. Many have died, but this is the last of the Kohm places. What is ours is ours again.
(He goes over to the flag and puts his left hand over his heart.)
CLOUD: Aypledgli ianectu flaggen tupep kile for stahn
KIRK: And to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
ELDER: He spoke the holy word!

 

Star Trek, The Omega Glory, March 1, 1968

 

 

 

Shatner the Canadian explains the preamble of the Constitution to us!

 

One of the “alternate Earth” episodes that became fairly common as the original Star Trek series proceeded, as explained by Hodgkin’s Law of Parallel Planetary Development and limited production budgets,  this episode featured an Earth where a cataclysmic war had driven the Americans, the Yangs, out of their cities and into primitive warbands.  Chinese Communists, the Kohms, settled in America.  Their technology was a few steps higher than the Yangs.  The Yangs had been waging a war for generations to drive the Kohms from their land, and the episode coincided with the Yangs taking the last of “the Kohm places”.

Over the generations, the Yangs had forgotten almost all of their history and what little knowledge remained was restricted to priests and chieftains.

“Cloud William: Freedom?
James T. Kirk: Spock.
Spock: Yes, I heard, Captain.
Cloud William: It is a worship word, Yang worship. You will not speak it.
James T. Kirk: Well, well, well. It is… our worship word, too.”

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September 17, 1787: Rising Sun

Wednesday, September 17, AD 2014

 

 

 

Whilst the last members were signing it [i.e., the Constitution] Doct FRANKLIN looking towards the Presidents Chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have said he, often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting: But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun.

James Madison, September 17, 1787

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  • Sadly Barack Hussein Obama has less ability that Barney Fife. Oh for a man like Captain Kirk, or Mr. Spock!

  • The golden rising sun is on the newest silver dollar: “Liberty Walking”. Some say it is the most beautiful coin ever struck.

  • You always come up with the best video clips. Captain Kirk and Barney Fife! Oh, the humanity!

  • I actually saw the original telecast of this episode of Star Trek [which came on every Friday night. It was a night I was not out on a date-I was in HS at the time] Kirk gives a rousing if slightly overplayed version of our Constitution’s Preamble [pretty good for a Canadian by the way]. Our country was immersed in the build up of what would become known as the Vietnam War. For the show to have ‘Anglo-types Yangs [Yanks] and Asian-type,Coms [Communists] was simply stunning. That’s why the show came to have in our generation a cult following.

    As I listen to “Kirk” I think every member of government, at every level in our country should be mandated to watch and memorize Kirk’s words. We are almost Yangs now!

  • It was a very great episode Botolph. My third favorite, behind Balance of Terror and Mirror, Mirror.

  • That Barney and Andy bit is one of my all time favorites!

  • The most important words said after The Preamble is that when one person is denied all persons are denied. And as Captain Kirk says of the words of The Preamble: “they must apply to everyone or they mean nothing.”
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    “We, the People,” are created equal, not born equal, but created equal. Equal Justice is guaranteed by the essence of God.
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    When Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart asked Sarah Weddington at Roe v. Wade, that, if the newly conceived was a person, then it would change the complexity of the case and Weddington admitted that, then, it indeed would, for there would be no case against a person for being conceived and brought into existence in legal and moral innocence before the court.
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    The one celled newly begotten human being is immediately ensouled at fertilization. If the soul is the form of the body, then it stands to reason that the body needs a soul to get to ensoulment, that without a soul, the body is dead.
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    But in fact, “We, the People” gives testimony that the newly conceived must be a “legally recognized sovereign person by the court”, who, indeed he must be, by the sovereign personhood endowed by our Creator at procreation. All that the sovereign person must be before a court of law is one of the “People”. “We, the People” is inclusive of all mankind, of all human beings. This is why the Preamble then says: “of the United States”. A “People” is a person by virtue of having been endowed and ensouled at procreation by our Creator, WHO creates all men in equal Justice, and as Captain Kirk says of the words of The Preamble: “they must apply to everyone or they mean nothing.”
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    Postscript: The Malthusian theory and Paul Erlick’s “Population Bomb” created an hysteria, an insanity, a John Mill’s “lifeboat ethics” that has decimated the entire world. “Everything for me, now, because there is no tomorrow for me”.
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    Atheism says that you do not belong to God, that, you have no God-given soul, no God-given free will, nor God-given, endowed human rights and therefore you can deliver your reason, your free will and your soul to the devil. Atheism not only denies God but atheism denies the devil. The human soul is trapped, ensnared by the devil and has no recourse because atheism has enabled the devil to possess the human being, body and soul, country and universe by denying his, the devil’s existence. No supernatural, no soul, but you can go to hell says the forked tongue.
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    What will “We, the People” do when the little green men from outer space come for baptism and we are unprepared? Then “We, the People” will have to send the little green men to the Catholic Church. That will surely satisfy Vatican II. The atheists will be hiding behind rocks.

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