I am a Star Trek fan.
I will acknowledge that Star Trek was always a bit on the left, but it was Liberal left. A utopian world where infinite resources eliminated scarcity and a desire to accumulate wealth, so people were free to follow their passions and discover new things for the sake of discovery, not profit.
Star Trek was an aspirational future.
The wife and I watched the first season of Star Trek: Picard and like it.
Season Two is a woke shit-show.
One character, Captain Rios, is awesome. He’s played by a Chilean actor.
They go back to Los Angeles in 2024, which doesn’t look any different from LA in 2022.
Rios is arrested by ICE who raid a “we don’t ask questions or need to see your papers” clinic run by another Hispanic woman.
ICE are all white guys who don’t speak Spanish and torture scared and timid Hispanics. Suspected illegals are put on a bus and “disappeared” without trial in less than 24 hours after being arrested, never to be heard of again. The dialog is peppered with commentary about how evil this is.
Later on, Picard runs into a young Guinan (not played by Woopie Goldberg). Guinan, who has been on Earth for years says to Picard that fairness is something “for people that look like you, not like me” – because he’s a white man abs she’s a black woman – and that society is just as racist as it ever was and only “wears a suit instead of a hood.”
The absolute fuck is this?
It’s woke hyperbole that America hasn’t changed since Alabama in 1959 or even 1859, we just hide it better.
This is objectively untrue.
As for the ICE thing, this is Los Angeles, California, at the end if the Biden Administration (April, 2024).ICE and CBP are overwhelmingly Hispanic. It is illegal to perform an immigration arrest in a hospital or health care facility. Bybtgis time Title 42 would have expired so they’re not deporting anyone without a felony conviction.
In reality, if ICE even bothered to contact Rios, he’d probably be given a cellphone, a few hundred dollars in cash, and a subsidized hotel room with a note to when to show up at court for his immigration hearing.
But reality doesn’t spread the woke message that America is a horrible, white supremacist nation. So they have to make ICE look like Nazi Jew-hunters going after poor Hispanics.
It’s impossibly bad and totally destructive to the legacy of Star Trek.