William Shatner Slams SJWs - Says 'Snowflakes' "Stand For Inequality" And "Misandry"

Tyler Durden's picture

William Shatner, the actor who famously portrayed Captain James Kirk in the original 1960s run of Star Trek spoke out against his progressive critics, claiming that SJWs “stand for inequality” while defending his use of terms like “snowflake” and “misandry” – a phenomenon that angry feminists insist has been extinguished in modern society.

Shatner, a Canadian citizen who’s publicly empathized with the far-right and President Donald Trump, has repeatedly feuded with Trekkies who feel that he has turned away from the show’s culturally-progressive message (Star Trek made television history by broadcasting television’s first interracial kiss, between Shatner and castmate Nichelle Nichols). The actor often calls out examples of what he considers to be unwarranted attacks on men.

 

 

 

 

 

Shatner’s signature was notably absent from a February letter sent by the original Star Trek cast condemning President Donald Trump’s “racism and bigotry."

At least one liberal critic accused the actor of “tarnishing” Star Trek’s legacy with his “alt-right language,” according to Gizmodo.

"‘It seems that Shatner has not so much misunderstood the source material than turned away from it,’ Manu Saadia, author of Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek.

 

‘Star Trek is the lone TV show that has carried the torch of equality, progress, and utopia in popular culture. To see one of its most famous ambassador using alt-right language should be a wake up call to fans,’ Saadia continued.

 

‘It is ruinous for the 50-year-old franchise, especially so close to the launch of its first new show in more than a decade. Shatner is known to be prickly and jealous of his status in Star Trek. Maybe he can’t stand that the limelights are now trained on a new, diverse crew?’ said Saadia.”

According to Saadia, the show tacitly endorsed socialistic policies, like the notion that wealth should be evenly distributed throughout the population.

Star Trek is a lot of things but, at its heart it stands for the ideal that the fruits of technological and social progress should be equally shared among all of humanity. That’s definitely not what Shatner is advocating here,” said Saadia.

Funny, that wasn’t our interpretation.
 

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Manthong's picture

Oh… oh   oh…

My absolute favorite

https://youtu.be/_KvO-8IvoCI

Billy the Poet's picture

(Star Trek made television history by broadcasting television’s first interracial kiss, between Shatner and castmate Nichelle Nichols).

 

That's been repeated a thousand times and no one ever points out that Kirk and Uhura were forced to kiss by aliens using mind control in order to shame them.

NidStyles's picture

Both literally and figuratively...

Creative_Destruct's picture

"...at its heart it stands for the ideal that the fruits of technological and social progress should be equally shared among all of humanity."

That interpretation of the show that is about warm and fuzzy ABSOLUTE equality is a stretch, to say the least. Star Trek was "the final frontier", where typically homo sapiens is incentivized to explore the frontier ( or indulge in any other "Enterprise") by the incentives of personal gain...

When everyone shares the "fruits" absolutely equally, people loose the incentive to PRODUCE the fruits.

After all, the damn ship WAS called the "ENTERPRISE" for cryin' out loud!!!!

 

Murderface's picture

Pilgrims were almost wiped out from starvation and exposure when they first arrived due to the socialist, redistribution concept of "from those who have to those who need'. No one wanted to struggle and work grow food just for it to be forcibly taken away. Thank God for the local Indian tribes who fed and saved them those first years until they forced themselves to a more merit based, capitalistic bartering system where they could sell the products of their labor instead of having them taken and given away. No one wanted to produce in redistribution ecosystem.

Manthong's picture

 

I have nothing against profit or nude females...

..but my gold laced latinum is being suppressed by paper derivatives.

 

actually, I would not mind my big ears being scintillated by a few nude females.

oooo... ooooo....

 

Mr. Universe's picture

Did they ever watch TOS?? Captain Kirk was an authoritarian misogynist who broke whatever rules needed to accomplish the mission. Cpt. Kirk was the original Leeroy Jenkins. He only gained perspective afterwards and usually with Spock's prodding.

Moustache Rides's picture

He wasn't a misogynist.  He didn't hate women.  I would argue that he loved women very much.  The rest of your post is utter horseshit too.  Kirk had many monologues throughout the series that were very impressive from a philosophical standpoint.  In fact, Kirk schooled Spock many a'times about the complexities of the human condition. 

Did you ever watch the show?

TeamDepends's picture

Yeah, and the Vulcan mating ritual was more than a little fucked up and violent.

Manthong's picture

 

God,,, having not watched television in a decade or so …. I missed this ..

Hollywood does such a great of romanticizing little stuff,

My first gun was an AR-7… a little survival  .22. with a barrel and action that goes into a plastic stock that is water –tight.

It spent a few thousands of hours with me (unauthorized) in the air.

The producers make it look and sound almost like an M-16.

Henry makes it now… great little gun… I still have two of them.

https://youtu.be/Hfc7l1vz2jU

..and I could wing that shooter at 20 feet in a heartbeat.

..although he wouldn't be dropped like on tv... it would take a couple more well-placed shots.

 

Overfed's picture

Say what you will, but I would have gladly swapped spit (and other fluids) with 1967 Nichelle Nichols.

Mr. Universe's picture

Yeah, I was 9 when the show first aired. Sure he spouted some patriotic horseshit in the bad episodes, like Free-dom...

See how he treated the yeoman, the interactions with all his conquests were little more than me Kirk, you can't resist. WTF planet are you from??

Moustache Rides's picture

Nine huh.  Well you should rewatch them.  It's kind of a different experience when you're a grup.

Mr. Universe's picture

rewatch? you mean like in reruns 100 times during the 70's every fucking day I could? Herbert.

Moustache Rides's picture

lol.  I think we reach.  Still disagree with you about Kirk though.

Mr. Universe's picture

The thing is Kirk was who ever they wrote him to be. While most agree Kirk was at his knighthood best in "City on the edge" I think the best episode was "All our Yesterdays"

Mr. Atoz: You are evidently a suicidal maniac. I don't understand what you're trying to do, but if you continue, both of us will die. And I for one, do not wish death.

Live long and prosper.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

As I recall it resembles US family law court.

idontcare's picture

He wasn't a misogynist, he was a real man and real men "love" women.   It would be nice if there were more of those on Planet Earth in the 21st C (yes, I'm a woman).

SubjectivObject's picture

funny everythings trekkie this trekkie that  

the role he played closest to himself was that lawyer show that my mother loved to watch

(don't watch TV, so can't think the title ....

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

I suspect you would pay for a chance to be ravished by Bill Clinton, whether you're a male or female.

Victor von Doom's picture

Kirk was the quintessential hero of the Star Trek universe. Essentially a James Bond character with supporting crew and a starship.

Man could do no wrong and always got the girl.

Not a misogynist - a legend of sci-fi fiction.

Mr. Universe's picture

Ok, so it wasn't so much Kirk (although he had his moments) but Gene Roddenberry and the whole show.

Victor von Doom's picture

I can see what you are trying to get at, but I have to strongly disagree. Treating women as women is not misogynistic - it's both natural and healthy. Treating men and women the same, as if they were the same is both unnatural and a sign of cultural (and mental) sickness.

Like it or not we are biological life forms with actual (not appropriated) genders. This means we have biological drives. The West has abandoned the embracement of these drives in favour of Socialistic Utopian dreams - turning our "society" into a living nightmare and effectively ending the family unit.

Women have their place. So do men. Disliking this fact does not make it less so. Abandoning or distaining this fact can only lead to our people's doom - which is where we have been headed since at least the 60's.

Mementoil's picture

That's gold *pressed* latinum.

I always wondered about their choice of words when trying to invent a fictional currency.
They claimed repeatedly throughout the series that gold is ubiquitous and quite worthless in the ST universe, but couldn't come up with a name for their currency other than Gold and Platinum. I guess that the value of the precious metals is too deeply ingrained in the human psyche.

markl's picture

Did you know there's enough gold in the earth's core to plate the entire earth twelve feet deep?

Manthong's picture

yes... but good luck trying to get it up from the gravity, temperature and the pressure...dense asteroids might be easier.

Manthong's picture

"pressed"/ laced crud.. that was just from (faulty) memory...

..but the Ferengi, to their credit, kept metal as a store of value in a world with replicators.

To their credit also, they kept their females nude and were into ears.

Jim in MN's picture

Not to mention that the whole show basically was a rip on 'The Sand Pebbles' AKA gunboat diplomacy.

Nice to 'honor diversity' while orbiting with a shitload of advanced weapons and all the provisions you can replicate....

Billy the Poet's picture

Not that the author intended it that way (or didn't) but there's plenty of libertarian ideas in The Sand Pebbles. Holman breaks rice bowls all around as he seeks realistic solutions to technical dilemmas and life's problems.

TeamDepends's picture

Sulu (reporting from Planet ManPole): I don't appreciate your hateful, bigoted rhetoric one bit, Captain.  I shall not be beaming aboard anytime soon.  Oh MY.....

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Not to mention that Kirk regularly defied orders, imposed himself on multiple peoples, used weapons with glee and never got fired for it. Not just a rampant individualist but part of a continued global (now universal) expansionist military empire.

Now if we can toss all that and just bring back the miniskirt. And when women's empowerment meant they liked to fuck like bunnies.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

My understanding is organizations like NOW are perfectly happy to cover for Bill Clinton, the rapist with Alzheimer's.

shoWTHyme's picture

"(Star Trek made television history by broadcasting television’s first interracial kiss, between Shatner and castmate Nichelle Nichols).

 

That's been repeated a thousand times and no one ever points out..."

 

Well, some people point out it wasn't the first. It's all there in Google. But the whoever wrote this piece of trash article didn't bother to know his shit. Like when people were claiming Ludicrous speed was named after a rapper. FFS.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

I liked Shattner in Star Trek, but hearing him sing Lucy in the Skies with Diamonds is truly amazing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB3uVARNhmM

chrsn's picture

Shatner's famous "get a life" SNL skit would be appropriate for this Trekkie snowflake

True Contrarian's picture

"There's Klingons off the starboard bow Keptin, how many photon torpedos should we fire? "

"ALL OF EM!"

incharge1976's picture

Live long and prosper Jim. 

Billy the Poet's picture

Kirk wore a yellow shirt, If it was a red shirt then he'd be looking for a safe space too.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

The good thing about SJWs is they DOOON'T HAVE THE POWER!

khnum's picture

Sorry I cant get excited about a bunch of delta males upset over items on the childrens menu Captain

Billy the Poet's picture

delta males

 

You have a problem with Neelix?

khnum's picture

my God is that German manhood today

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

"Bones, come quickly! This snowflake needs medical attention."

"Medical attention! Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor not a....oh."