Star Trek is in the news. But nobody's talking about this. The following comes from the Prime Directive of Star Fleet:
As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Starfleet personnel may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes introducing superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose society is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Starfleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship, unless they are acting to right an earlier violation or an accidental contamination of said culture. This directive takes precedence over any and all other considerations, and carries with it the highest moral obligation.
Two words should jump out at you: sacred, and moral. Apparently by the 24th Century, some things are important enough to be sacred, and the obligation to preserve and protect them is a moral one.
Today it is not so enlightened as that. For what could be sacred, or moral, to a secular humanist? Whenever they speak of a moral, realitivity must follow. That notion comes out of 19th century German nihilism, following the true Age of Enlightenment as night follows day.
People are supposed to be born equal, not made so. Freedom cannot be fashioned into a chain. In Star Trek, it's the Borg who assimilate all people to their ways. For us, it's Liberals. But there's no reason to fear them. Just fight back.
At least it looks like the future will be bright. Eventually. Once the last vestigest of Liberal 'thought' have been burned away, our future is assured.