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Is Star Trek Communist?
This is something I've always wondered, is Star Trek communist? After all, they got no money of sorts, which screams communism to me. But they also promote human rights and diversity which anyone who's looked at any communist nation know they don't promote that kind of rights.

What is your opinion?
I don't think Star Trek is truly Communist. It may resemble a communist society, but it's really a society where noting is scarce anymore. As anyone can replicate what they need, there is no limitation of resources, which means there's no need for money, (in theory anyway). It may resemble communism, but it's really a system that's not possible today because of limited resources we have.
It's definately a commuinist society, but one portrayed as benign and benevolent on the surface but not always. the obvious show that comes to mind is TNG, where they did consider individual rights below the worth of the 'group'. There's even an episode where Picard is willing to allow an entire planet die in the name of political directives. We also see the Federation allow many of its own citizens to die for the 'greater good' several times.
I am dead but I must still go to work. -The Sixth Sense
I'm pretty sure the 24th century law recognizes property ownership it's just there's no money as it would be worthless anyway (since you can make whatever you want with replicators).

On the other hand, they do treat capitalism like it's evil (the Ferengi are an extreme example not to mention the episode with the 21st century frozen people).


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