Monday, May 23, 2011

Time for another Takeidown

Alright, another professional basketball player has been criticized using an anti-gay slur. The only appropriate response to courtside gay-bashing is to unleash the awesome, hilarious power of George Takei:





Of course, Takei was held in an internment camp as a child, while WW2 raged, and speaks eloquently about his family experience:





In his autobiography, Mr Takei relates the following story from his teen years (ripped from teh Wikiwakiwoo):


Takei describes the labor of picking strawberries as a teenager, and how this gave him new understanding of the word "backbreaking". While working, Takei discovered a plan by other Japanese American strawberry farmers to cheat Mexican laborers that had been working with them, and he went and confronted the Japanese American workers to demand that the Mexicans be paid the same. This event gave him an understanding of the importance of activism and the difference that an individual can make.


Once a humanitarian, always a humanitarian- George Takei continues to fight against bigotry with class and humor. I think it would be a good time for President Obama to award Mr Takei the Presidential Medal of Freedom- the resultant right-wing headsplosion would be incredibly amusing.

4 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a fine suggestion, BBBB, but I'm afraid President Obama is more concerned with right-wing feelers than ours.
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Aunt Snow said...

Loves me some George Takei. He's often a guest on Stephanie Miller's show on my morning commute. Great guy.

fish said...

"I will have sex with you."

Past attempts at using this as a catch phrase were unsuccessful.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I adore him after he released his commercial how rightwing nutters can refer to gays without being...offended. It was hilarious and spot-friggin-on at the same time.