I went to see the new Star Trek movie this weekend and, honestly, I thought it was one of the best written movies in the series – if not the best (as a brief aside: if you do not figure out who the bad guy is long before he tells Kirk his name, shame on you – you’re not a true treky). If you are concerned with the state of our society, or have interest in movies that deal with right and wrong, GO SEE THIS FLICK! Doubly so if you are a fan of the original TV show. Like the classic TV series, this movie tackles the issues of our time head-on.
Essentially, the movie drives to the heart of what is wrong with our modern society: with all of modern man, even. It is about putting personal agendas before the individual, justifying your ambition in your own eyes, and then convincing yourself of the misguided notion that the enemy of your enemy is your friend. As is pointed out in the movie, this saying is attributed to an Arab who was beheaded by the enemies of his enemies. If you are on the American left and you do not see the warning in this little piece of history in relation to the alliance between your Party and islam, maybe you will get it by watching the rest of the movie.
Without spoiling the plot too badly: let’s just say that “the best of intentions” will not insulate you from the evil that is still in siding with the lesser of two evils. You are STILL standing with evil.
As I like to remind people:
When it comes to matters of right and wrong, if you are seeing gray, it is a sure sign that you are standing on the wrong side of right.