Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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I see stupid people....

There's a guy on the Trek BBS who posts under the username "Dayton3." Now let me put this up front: Dayton3 is an ass. His idea of the perfect Star Trek novel is one where Starfleet triumphs through superior military force. His sig reads: "Join a Church of Christ near you. The one true church described in the New Testament of the Bible. God loves you and wants you to be saved. And so do I."

He has also said many times that he prefers to read about all-male crews. tiggerallyn asked him what the appeal of that was, and this was his answer:

But I like the concept of all male teams involved in a common pursuit. Like football teams for example or the U.S. military before large numbers of women were allowed to join (my dad was a soldier back in that era).

All male organizations tend to function better than ones that mix males and females. Females are a major distraction and a source of tension for males. Males are far, far easier to control and command where not females are present.

And I like organizations will little emphasis on individualism but emphasize common striving for a goal.

One reason that I dislike emphasis on "character" in Star Trek and prefer a focus on "the plot" or "the mission".

My response:
A little thought experiment:

But I like the concept of all white teams involved in a common pursuit. Like ... the U.S. military before large numbers of black people were allowed to join (my dad was a soldier back in that era).

All white organizations tend to function better than ones that mix blacks and whites. Blacks are a major distraction and a source of tension for whites. Whites are far, far easier to control and command where no blacks are present.

It's really amazing to find a Star Trek fan who has so totally missed the point of what Star Trek is about..........

The scary part? Dayton3 in real life is a history teacher in Arkansas. *sigh*
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