GALACTICA FINALE A PORTENT OF THINGS TO COME IN LIGHT OF PORT DEVELOPMENTS
Mar. 18, 2006
In the season finale of Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons sent an emissary in
the form of a religious minister genetically engineered to look human
appeared (that in and of itself an apt metaphor for many of today’s
churches) to the Galactica crew claiming the annihilation of the colonies of
man had been a mistake and that from that point forward this cybernetic
society of robots, cyborgs, and clones would no longer harass, to use Lorne
Greene’s words from the original series, “the ragtag, fugitive fleet”.
In light of this development, the newly elected president, Gaius Baltar ---
himself a Cylon puppet seduced by the enemy’s lusty fembot --- decided to
settle upon a habitable planet. An entire year elapses and it seems the
Cylons have proven good on their word; however, one day from out of no where
the Cylon fleet appears out of hyperspace.
Since the colonials have largely demilitarized, the Battlestars Galactica
and Pegasus are forced to jump away through hyperspace with the remainder of
the fleet in order to avoid detection. The episode ends with Baltar
surrendering to the Cylon delegation and the metal soldiers with the
pulsating red eyes marching through the struggling human settlement.
Those breathing a sigh of relief over the United Arab Emirates seeming to
relinquish their claims to a number of America’s most sensitive ports would
do well to watch this hauntingly prescient scene.
Due to the backlash by patriotic Americans over news of a number of ports
being surrendered to potentially hostile foreign powers, Dubai Ports World
has promised to instead transfer control of operations to what has been
labeled a “U.S. entity”. Anyone saying the matter is over and the danger now
passed is, to use Galactica terminology, full of felgarcarb.
For starters, what “U.S. entity” is control being handed over to? Is this a
company we can trust controlled by Americans whose families will themselves
be blown away should a weapon of mass destruction make into our ports or
will it be some kind of sham front American in name only but manned by
foreign personnel or controlled from abroad?
And even if this port fiasco ends up settled in our favor, it’s not the only
threat of subversion and infiltration we face from this part of the world.
According to Pastor Chuck Baldwin, Dubai has also acquired a British firm
that produces parts for U.S. military aircraft and tanks.
Islamophiles will counter, but we are at peace with the United Arab
Emirates. So what? Even if we are, what is to prevent them from having these
parts sabotaged to prevent them from being used against their ethnic kinsman
or fellow coreligionists?
Others will snap, in this global economy, we already have foreign
corporations managing vital U.S. assets. And it is a cause for tremendous
We’ve already lost control over the Panama Canal and since it’s controlled
by a firm known for being a front for the People’s Liberation Army of China,
it’s likely we won’t be able to use it in the pending war with China likely
to take place later this century.
Maybe now Americans will wake up and realize we have been lulled asleep by
our news media with stories about O.J Simpson, Britney Spears not putting
her baby in a carseat, and Dick Cheney accidentally shooting a friend in the
As the Cylon troops march down the streets and cybernetic fighters fly
overhead, Chief Tyrol turns to Starbuck and asks, “What do we do now,
captain?” She responds, “Fight like we always do. Fight until we can fight
no more.” America’s enemies will never stop plotting to bring about our
ultimate downfall and that is why the price of liberty will forever be