May 02 2010
There’s been much talk lately of appointing William Shatner as our next Governor General of Canada. But I propose going a bit further than this. I’d like to see Bill in this position while playing his old role as Captain James T. Kirk. Perhaps we might amend our constitution to allow for a more robust role when representing our country on the international stage.
Some examples from the Star Trek series of what Canadians might expect in terms of messaging from the good Captain to our friends and foes:
On Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change by Tweaking the Economy
“We’ve got to risk implosion. We may explode into the biggest fireball this part of the galaxy has seen, but we’ve got to take that one in a million chance.” — Episode: The Naked Time
On Russia’s Evolution from Dictatorship to Democracy and Back Again
“Another dream that failed. There’s nothing sadder.” — Episode: This Side Of Paradise
On Iran’s Efforts to Avoid Sanctions Over Its Nuclear Program
“No more blah, blah, blah!” — Episode: Miri
On Europe’s Immigration Challenges
“Another Armenia, Belgium…the weak innocents who always seem to be located on a natural invasion route.”
— Episode: Errand of Mercy
On Reconciliation with the Taliban in Afghanistan
“Peace or…UTTER DESTRUCTION…it’s up to you.” — Episode: A Taste Of Armageddon
Captain James T. Kirk for Governor General. Look at How He Does Diplomacy!