Spock: Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 11, 2014 in Internet |

Censorship is a strange thing, especially when it is political censorship. Take, as an example, the decision by the Chinese censor to remove all references to Vladimir Putin placing a warming blanket around the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, wife of the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, to protect her from the rain. Clearly, for the Chinese, this is just as bad as someone touching the Queen is for the English, it simply does not happen. And, since it simply does not happen, it is removed and simply did not happen. Well, sort of, as far as the Chinese are concerned, officially, it simply didn’t happen, but too many of them already know that it simply did happen, and that’s an end to it.

Where's Spock?

Screenshot Source: Twitter

What was, for me, far more amusing was the group photograph of major world leaders taken during this meeting of the minds.

I don’t want to say that this is a fashion statement, which it could well be for the Chinese – after all, it is clear that the high and mighty are becoming lesser mortals and following the way of the Chinese by wearing their clothes – who will no doubt make much of this symbolic gesture. I looked at it in a different manner, though:

Where's Spock?

Screenshot Source: Twitter

I was almost expecting a few of them to touch their right breast and call Scotty to beam them up, in case things got awkward, but it didn’t happen. Rather, since the clear star of the whole parade wasn’t there, I asked where he was.

Where's Spock?

Screenshot Source: Twitter

Never, ever say that the Internet lets you down.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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