Skip to comments.Peter Thiel Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Is ‘Communist’ While ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Capitalist’
Posted on 01/12/2017 6:21:01 AM PST by DFG
In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, billionaire tech giant Peter Thiel defended his support of President-Elect Donald Trump and offered some characteristically esoteric opinions on everything from Meryl Streep to Star Wars.
To a question noting that President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness, Thiel replied, But theres a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.
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Star Trek is definitely Communist (or fascist). Star Wars universe seems mostly pathetic. Most of the planets seem to live like The Flintstones only with rocket ships and cool weapons.
Star Wars seems more Islamic, bow down to the empire.
Peter Thiel is not only and investing genius but he’s also very brave.
in Silicon Valley there is a huge, huge and totally uncompromising pressure to be liberal, and if you’re conservative, shut the hell up..!
Peter Thiel is really Brave.
Original Star trek was always set as the tension between collectivism vs the one. It was Kirk and other characters that broke the collectives rules in order to save the universe. Enterprise itself was always rouge. It highlights the failure of communism.
Yep. I agree with him. However, Star Trek, TOS had strong conservative messages in it.
The news media only looks as personal life scandals, and Obama did not seem to have that problem - except spending extravagantly on his own family's vacations, etc.
Political scandals were handled very adroitly by the MSM who covered up everything that was going on that was scandalous - the politicalization of government buros, for example. The infiltration of the WH by the Muslim Brotherhood. When Michele Bachman made it known publicly, she was ridiculed. Enough already of this Obama worship.
And that’s the other thing, the Bay Area is cowardly, conformist and gay and there is crushing pressure on all gay people to be liberal as hell.
it’s worse than the pressure on black people to be liberal.
“Star Wars” reminds me of “Casablanca” in the sense that there is this underground market filled with smugglers, thieves, bounty hunters, freedom fighters, etc., while being “controlled” by an empire.
I don’t know about communist/capitalist — and maybe Star Trek is remiss in not addressing any economic subjects in its scenarios of the future — but one thing I firmly believe:
Star Trek is science fiction, Star Wars is not.
They have machines that can literally create gold and anything that you can possibly desire, so there’s no other way you can live except in a utopian “socialist” society. Then again, Kirk was living in a penthouse with fancy furniture, a nice collection of firearms, antiques, etc., so if they’re all socialists, how does Kirk “afford” all this stuff? It would have to be redistributed to him.
Ask Sheldon Cooper?
I'm not a Star Wars groupie looking for a fight, just curious. Why is Star Wars not science fiction?
Maybe the original episodes of Star Wars were Capitalist, but not the Prequels. I winced in “Attack of the Clones” when that factory started churning out a huge Clone army based on a very vague promise from Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn.
both wrong - they are only movies
> 24th Century Star Trek is Fascist. Original Star Trek is pure Americanism.(A western in space.)
Of course it was a space western. Gene Roddenberry wrote “Have Gun Will Travel” episodes before Star Trek.
Star Wars is more in the fantasy realm. It has spacey elements as opposed to a medieval type setting which is common for fantasy. My take however is SW is a hodgepodge of stuff but originally it was meant to be a homage to Flash Gordon and other serials from that era which captured the imagination of youth at the time.
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