Epiphany-Star Trek May Have Shaped My View Of Life

Lots of stuff has been escaping into my head lately while I’ve been distracted by feeling sick and dizzy.  I’ve spoken to quite a few people, read blogs, magazines and books. plus Alex got this weird book of obscure facts that she & Gavin have taken to randomly announcing.  So if I have copied your idea, sorry.  But I’ve realised something and it is hard enough to keep hold of the ideas let alone guess/remember where they came from.

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So I was reading something about how racism is connected with familiarity not real racism; ie kids are born with a predisposition towards noticing and possibly; during times of upset, a little fear of other races.  Real racism is then taught by confused and/or evil people.  I’m not talking about racism, I might be racist I don’t know, I’m predominantly Anglo background so that’s a bad start.

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But why if we are naturally mistrustful of dissimilar people and naturally drawn to similar people do I have a weird trust/attraction thing to people who do not look like me.

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Born as I was in a tiny country town on the southern tip of Victoria, Australia, to be quickly taken to an even smaller ‘town’ I didn’t see a lot of people.  At some point I saw Star Trek (the original I am old), this may have been the first time I was exposed to a people who thought differently.  There was my father but I didn’t see an awful lot of him & he was a lot more erratic.  Anyway; Mr Spock had problems dealing with or even recognising his emotions, he was smarter than everyone and yet could not understand the strange behaviour of those around him.  I; dealing with undiagnosed Autism; had all these issues.  My previous heroes Robin Hood (the Disney fox version), Peter Pan & The Muppets’ Swedish Chef suddenly paled.  I was a Vulcan and I loved Mr Spock.  Mr Sulu also appealed to me; calm, brilliant, a follower, warrior, history buff & botanist.

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But suddenly the other day I realised Paris in Mission Impossible is also gorgeous (Leonard Nimoy who played Mr Spock also played Paris to those of you who are sub ancient).  Yes I am just now watching the original Mission Impossible for the first time, I can’t explain my life I’m too busy trying to survive it.

Mr Spock using the overarching similarity of not having a human brain has warped my perception of familiar which is why I tend to trust and/or am attracted to dark haired, exotic or Asiatic looking men (& women).   Star Trek warped my innocent childish mind to …  To gain absolutely nothing.

Did I have a point?  I should not be allowed on the internet when I feel this dizzy.  Ignore everything you may have read.  Look puppies:

Kittens:

Butterflies:

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No, not me!

Don’t look at me!

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Just forget you were ever here!

What, I don’t know what you are talking about.

I was never here!

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Epiphany-Star Trek May Have Shaped My View Of Life

  1. I’ve seen and met plenty of non-disabled men that happily speak out. And while I agree, yes we have done some dreadful things to other peoples, man’s inhumanity to man is legendary and it cuts across all national boundaries. Here’s a list you should read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocides_in_history It’s extremely long.
    And even going back into prehistory man’s dreadful behaviour towards others is well known to archaeologists. Genghis Khan was not a paragon of virtue, and we’re lucky the Aztecs didn’t last long. Civilisation actually began in the Middle East, where they first invented farming, agriculture, and the building of cities and monuments. You should read some of the things they did to other people back then. But it spread outwards, and it eventually led to the world we have today. And of course it was the UK and Denmark which were the first to put a stop to slavery, something that had been practised world-wide way way back into the mists of prehistory. We ourselves were frequent victims of slavery with southern Ireland and southern England subject to raiding parties of Barbary pirates who would kill or kidnap many people from their villages and towns and sell them into slavery in North Africa. Saudi Arabia didn’t ban slavery until 1962 believe it or not. All of mankind is guilty of misdeeds against others. It unfortunately seems to be human nature.
    And what of the benefits of today’s culture? Transport, medicines, education, sanitation, clean water, computers, the Internet, government (sometimes good lol) laws intended to benefit all, the attempt to undo the wrongs of the past and so on..

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    1. Oh I agree, I was being flip because anti white male is PC at the moment. Australia was a penal colony when the USA refused to take England’s convicts predominantly Irish as slave labour they had to send us here. England itself has been conquered and resettled too many times for anyone to know their background. Don’t get me started on people’s lack of understanding history just reacting to bits of it. Under feudal law peasants are all owned by nobles. The slaves sent to America were rounded up by enemy African tribes not just slave traders. It’s all a bit more interesting and complicated than people would like to believe. But I don’t think we’re supposed to talk about it. My Mum gets very hostile whenever I try to “excuse the atrocities”. Neurotypicals can be so “illogical”.

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