I think you're confusing political ideology with the right to choose which kind of existence you want to have in a society where supposedly boundless possibilities exist.
I do admire people who choose a life that is considerably more self-sufficient and self- built over having it all provided to you. People do that today and choose to make a harder life (but one not bound to the convenience society developed now) for themselves in the process. But I figure putting these types of people in an office job would kill them. It takes a certain character of individual to try and live a different life like that.
One can't deny the lifestyle of Starfleet officers and the Federation's core worlds seems extremely well provided for materially. But that would be unlikely to appeal to all and sundry. This was at least a theme partly explored by DS9.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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Last edited by kevin : 06-03-2013 at 10:08 AM.