Kobayashi Maru ~ The No-Win Scenario


by Vyckie

Kobayashi Maru

I *finally* got a chance to get to the theater and watch the new Star Trek ~ and I’ll admit that I didn’t completely “get it” ~ what are they planning to do now, start the series over with the new James T. Kirk and crew who’re now different people due to the alternate reality created by the interference of time travelers?

Don’t answer that one ~ because this post is not actually about Star Trek. LOL

The movie got me thinking about the popular science fiction theme of no-win scenarios as represented by the Kobayashi Maru training exercise designed by Starfleet to test the character of cadets by creating a situation in which it is impossible to win and the individual must face death.

As I was watching the scene in which Jim Kirk “cheated” on the test thereby defeating the scenario ~ a flood of thoughts flashed through my mind as I considered that so much of the Quiverfull/Patriarchal worldview is a virtual “no-win situation” for the women, children ~ and even the men ~ involved.

There are so many of these situations in the Quiverfull belief system ~ and I want to address some of them individually in this new series. So ~ here you have the intro ~ next follows “No-Win Senario #1 ~ All the responsibility, none of the authority.”

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