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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000219.txt from 2004/08

From: Bear Woodson <bearwoodson@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Red Alert! The "Borg" are attacking!
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 09:40:20 -0400

Hello, Everyone.

I recently went to Sam's Club and noticed that
they are selling, what looks like, pathetically cheap,
flimsy, Musical Instruments, (flutes, trumpets,
clarinets, etc.), made in China by a company called
"Borg".

Those of you who are familiar with a lot of Sci-Fi
(Science-Fiction), know that the word "cybernetic"
means "robotic" or "computerized.

Sci-Fi writers use the term "Cyborg" to mean a
"CYbernetic ORGanism" or a "robotic human" or
rather a "person with computerized mechanisms
inside them".

On "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Star
Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Star Trek: Voyager", the
new series "Star Trek: Enterprise", and the 8th, 9th
and 10th Star Trek Movies, they take the term
"Cyborg" a step further, and have an entire race of
beings called the "Borg". The "Borg" are people
from thousands of races and species, from across
the galaxy, who have had computers inserted into
their brains and bodies, against their will. They then
must hear each other's thoughts, and are forced to
obey. None of these "Drones" have any free will,
and they all think with the "Hive Mind" (like a
group of bees working together). They call their
group the "Collective".

Like insects, they are governed by a "Borg
Queen". Only she has any ability to make choices,
but the rest of them have NO individuality at all.
Their goal is to take over whole worlds at a time,
turning newly captured people into more Borg
Drones, and using all stolen machinery to make
more space ships and computerizes parts to insert
into new Drones. Whenever they attack a star ship
or a planet, they always say, "We are the Borg. You
will be assimilated. Resistance is futile." They
"absorb" or "assimilate" all the knowledge of their
victims, and use all the collected technology to
become even more deadly and dictatorial to all
future races that they contact. . . .

And now the Borg are selling TACKY, Poorly
Built, Musical Instruments, that were made in China!

And I thought we Arizonans had enough problems
dealing with our local Paranoids Union! Will any of
us ever be safe, anywhere???

Bear Woodson
Composer in Tucson, Arizona, USA

"Bear Woodson" <bearwoodson@-----.net>
http://www.fluteconnection.net/
Then click on "Contemporary Composers",
then click on "Bear Woodson".
http://catalog.lib.asu.edu/search/a?SEARCH=McGale

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