George Takei played Sulu in Star Trek. He’s also a “gay rights” advocate (so’s his husband) and this week he became a clown in yellow face because of his comments about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Takei is an ignorant racist. We have no issue with him not liking Justice Thomas’ decision, but we have a real issue with him making racist comments about one of America’s foremost legal minds simply because Thomas doesn’t toe the Progressive line.
Takei doesn’t have the intellectual vigor to stand against Justice Thomas either. He has no understanding of basic humanity. Here’s what Justice Thomas wrote in his decision.
Dissenting in the 5-4 Supreme Court same-sex marriage case, Thomas, an African-American, reflected on the origins of human dignity within society, invoking the belief that humans have God-given “inherent worth.”
“That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built. The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved,”
Dignity is not given by the government. Thomas rightly points out that neither is humanity. Chains can’t take away a man’s dignity or humanity. Nor can a whipping or imprisonment. A man can’t “lose” his dignity, he can only give it up.
George Takei has apparently gleefully surrendered both his dignity and his humanity, evidenced by his overtly racist comments about Justice Thomas. Thankfully for Thomas – and the rest of us – Takei’s racist comments won’t make a dent in his dignity, they simply expose Takei’s lack of dignity.
Takei is so bound up by hate he can’t see the foolishness of his own remarks.
“My parents lost everything that they worked for in the middle of their lives in their thirties. My father’s business, our home, our freedom. And we’re supposed to call that dignified?”
There is a difference between “dignity” and “dignified.”
Circumstances don’t effect your dignity. Certainly the US government didn’t act in a “dignified” manner toward the Japanese that were interned at the start of WWII. We’re willing to bet that Takei’s parents didn’t lose their “dignity” in the internment camps. It’s too bad they didn’t pass along their values to their son.
Here’s a young man who understands more than you ever will George.
George, you’ve long ago worn out your 15 minutes of fame. You’ve matured all the way to being an embarrassment.