I have long harbored suspicions that the writers behind some of the recent Star Trek movies and TV shows were pushing socialist propaganda.
In the movie First Contact for instance, Captain Picard proudly boasts that the Federation economy is not based on money!!
So how do they pay for Romulan ale?
Anyway, I bring this up because today I came across a neat site that makes a strong case that the Federation is actually a Soviet-style totalitarian state.
Beam up me Scotty!