The Real McTeag

est 2012

bamboo and straw plane built as an idol by the John Frum Movement

Theres a lot of talk lately about the Cult of Qanon. Whatever else it is-and theres a few overlapping as well as solo scams going on at once there- it sure has a lot of aspects of a Cargo Cult. “Cargo Cult” a sociological term about an obscure phenomenon, but it’s also an interesting and …

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These were near stone age societies. They barely had boats, so they just couldn’t wrap their minds around mechanized flight. It had to be magic!

Star Fleet vessels routinely encounter Dystopic Societies. Sometimes a mad computer has been left in charge by a vanished race, sometimes they cause their own problems, and every once in a while it’s Federation ineptitude. Because my buddy Paul suggested this episode as one of the best (and i pretty much agree) I’m going with …

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