I woke up this bright cold morning, filled with fresh light from Our Day Star, poured some hot sweet coffee down me and suddenly realized my thoughts had turned toward those of Us who exploit others. The "Khans" of Our Kind, if you will.
There entered my thoughts the Star Trek episode entitled "Khan", in which the Khan was the great Ricardo Montalban. "Montalban the Khan"""Mountain Ban The King"? Send this god of a Human to the heights where he belonged?
He was banned from Our Beautiful Earth, as the story goes, but after great harm had been done. Mighty as he, and others of his kind, was, We The People managed to banish them into outer space in a nuclear spacecraft. Also, provided was equipment for suspended animation. They would sleep until their onboard computers woke them, when a habitable and conquerable planet was found.
They were found, their ship almost depleted of fuel and energy hundreds of years later"but for some of them in the nick of time. By descendents of the same "Lesser People" that had sent them from the Home World in the first place. Everything seems to be circular; even destiny.
Well, the story tells Us that Khan, even though asleep for hundreds of years, hadn't changed a bit. He was still the same super intelligent, (or egotistical) bully that he had always been. The epitome of arrogance, from his beliefs of superiority to Most of Humanity. Captain Kirk, a fine example of well Evolutionarily balanced Humanity, was to be severely challenged.
You see. Humans like Khan brought different responses out of different kinds of Human Beings. This was true even on the "Enterprise". Khans inspire, terrify, intimidate and commit error.
Some Humans, awed by them, adore the wealth and power and success"and sometimes even the charismatic personality. These could be called the "sycophants of the khans""the "boot lickers" and "grovelers". Those who are intelligent enough to recognize the value of power, (and the benefit of being part of it), and too stupid to care if it is abused. These often become the tools, or instruments, of the khans"an extension of their power, if you will.