If you’re bored and want a good laugh, head over to the Amazon reviews for season 2 of ‘Picard.’ The rage over how Star Trek has become too political, especially in the second season of ‘Picard,’ is something to see. You can just feel privileged whiteness as a conceptual framework gasping for air as it sinks to the bottom of history. I don’t think that, on a subconscious level, they’re ‘missing’ that season 2 is about them. I think they’re picking up on it, and it makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Despite its philosophical shortcomings, of which there are many, as the story is told within the real-world context of a neoliberal post-war order, Star Trek has always been a story about embracing aliens (and then sometimes fucking them), celebrating difference as strength, principles above dogma or short-term needs, bravery and justice, and just general socioeconomic equality. It has always been about striving toward luxury space communism without discrimination or needless suffering. In my opinion, the ‘Picard’ series is the best of all of this, because it actually shows the struggle for it and doesn’t simply present it as a given. The show is vibrant, emotive, deep, both narratively and philosophically, but it still manages to entertain every moment of every episode. I think it’s wonderful. It’s my favorite Trek thus far.