Star Trek Provides A Glimpse Of The Future Through Its Stars!

startrek enterprise wall01 1280-thumb-550x293-13909There has been a large outcry lately over the issue of bullying. Kids are being bullied for things that in most cases are outside of their control. There is a war going on right now of finger pointing and blaming others for the causes of these many issues. On one side we have people saying that the bullies are responsible for the travesties they cause and the mean hurtful things they say. On another side we have some people that say that blame lies on the parents of either the or the bullied because of their lack of teaching propriety or teaching to take things people say with a grain of salt. And yet another group of people say the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of the one being bullied to begin with for making themselves a target.

As Star Trek fans, who have probably been so since long before we can remember, we can remember the days of being called nerds, geeks, and other such names that I will refrain from using as the list could be endless. Turn and look at the fact that Star Trek through out its many incarnations has gone on to show a brighter world where this does not happen. Differences are respected, tolerated, and even encouraged. From the very beginning with having a black woman as an officer of the bridge, to her kiss with the captain to the inclusion of multiple different races, creeds, religions, sexes, and preferences being welcomed into the United Federation of Planets. Star Trek has pushed the limits and been cheered for it. One of the cornerstones of our own organization is Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations!

Star Trek preaches this emphatically. Teasing, bullying, and pushing people around isn't tolerated. As a matter of fact the Federation makes it a point to come to the defense of those that are bullied and standing up for the little people so to speak. Each of the great captains of the series have in one way or the other made it a point to stand in the way of a phaser or a torpedo to come to the defense or aid of those being persecuted. Prime Directive be damned!

Here at TAB We all agree that differences are to be respected. We all agree that bullying is wrong. We all agree that Star Trek has not only helped culture this but in many cases exposed us to the reality that everyone is different. People should be judged on their character and their actions not their looks, race, sex, age, or preference. This is what we stand for. This what we hope for and our goal is simply to rally those with like minds…