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LeVar Burton tweets denial of Star Trek socialism; Fans gleefully discuss

Nope. meritocracy! #bydhttmwfi
MT @MyWorldImagery Like Star Trek?
Wanna know a secret?
They're socialists

— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) July 04, 2013

LeVar Burton waded into dangerous waters as he made a claim against the socialism of the lucrative Star Trek franchise. Fans of the show are always ready for an geek debate, and even the actor who portrayed Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation must be careful when throwing down the gauntlet!

A Twitter debate quickly ensued:

Getting into the weeds now … where lesser geeks fear to tread:

Sounds like the perfect topic for a panel discussion at the next Star Trek convention.

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