Illuminated Chronicles: Commander Chakotay’s Pitch

Sammy Younan

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Considering the dearth in leadership and the ongoing lack of integrity dominating this current US election…it’s a hard sell to suggest the candidates are different…I’m reminded of this stark moment in Star Trek Voyager:

Commander Chakotay:

“How you think about yourselves, your place in the universe, that is on trial, and this isn’t the first time…I’ve had the opportunity over the last few days to learn something about your culture, your great accomplishments. Consider the breakthrough into transwarp, an incredible achievement. And yet your ancient doctrine predicted terrible disasters if it were even attempted. That held your race back for millenia, until someone took a chance and challenged that prediction. They succeeded and your society entered a new chapter of exploration, and your doctrine was changed accordingly. I know from the history of my own planet that change is difficult. New ideas are often greeted with skepticism, even fear. But sometimes those ideas are accepted, and when they are…progress is made. Eyes are opened.”

It’s not a solution…we’re still stuck with 2 bogus options come November; however it is an opportunity: things don’t change until we do.

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Ziggy Was Here January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016

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