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The Decline of American Liberalism

Updated: Jan 8

The Original Outlaw


By Max Knight 👨🏼‍🚀

Captain Kirk and the American flag.
Captain James T. Kirk and Original Trek were symbolic of the United States and Anti-Communist attitudes of Kennedy era Democrats.

Star Trek is as an excellent source to predict the direction of post-modern society. Since the 1960s, its history mirrors conditions in Hollywood and acts as a commentary on American society.


World War II, JFK, and Classic Trek

What made Star Trek great? Its serious tone, mixed with eternal optimism and social mores rooted in western tradition. All products of creator Gene Roddenberry’s WWII values.


But what makes Star Trek unique to me is the fact it parallels social morals and foreshadows the future of American Liberalism. Allow me to explain:

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