The Enterprise is under attack
A common trope in the original Star Trek series was an alien entity penetrating the starship enterprise and subtly interfering operationally with the smooth running of the ship. Initially causing the crew to be at loggerheads, but slowly escalating until they are at each other’s throats. Unless the crisis is dealt with decisively, a disaster awaits.
Usually the captain, aided by the superior intellect of his science officer Mr Spock, finds a way to overcome the alien by identifying its weaknesses, exploiting them and eventually turning the tables on the enemy.
Extending the allegory further, a key opponent are the Klingons, a warlike, aggressive, duplicitous mongoloid-like race.
Just like the entertainment industry today, the producers of Star Trek were leftists, but they did not like Russia and later admitted that the inspiration for the Klingons was indeed the Russians.
To reflect the glasnost era, the Klingons in later series were rehabilitated and became trustworthy allies. Unfortunately the modern day Klingons: the putlerstanis; have regressed to their old savagery.
We are witnessing today the results of active measures being taken against America by the putlerstanis : polarisation, extremism and anarchy.
Where is the modern day Captain Kirk and his trusty sidekick when we need them?
Echo answers where……