Skip to comments.George Takei apologizes
Posted on 07/03/2015 3:12:51 PM PDT by raccoonradio
I owe an apology. On the eve of Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations.
I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomass dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really got under my skin, by suggesting that the government cannot take away human dignity through slavery, or though internment. In my mind that suggested that this meant he felt the government therefore shouldnt be held accountable, or should do nothing in the face of gross violations of dignity. When asked by a reporter about the opinion, I was still seething, and I referred to him as a clown in blackface to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage. This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While I continue to vehemently disagree with Justice Thomas, the words I chose, said in the heat of anger, were not carefully considered.
I am reminded, especially on this July 4th holiday, that though we have the freedom to speak our minds, we must use that freedom judiciously. Each of us, as humans, have hot-button topics that can set-us off, and Justice Thomas had hit mine, that is clear. But my choice of words was regrettable, not because I do not believe Justice Thomas is deeply wrong, but because they were ad hominem and uncivil, and for that I am sorry.
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The left has this down to a science. No one ever hears nor cares about the apology - the initial damage is all the counts!!
Just another Hollywood idiot.
>> This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts.
Really?? Mr Sulu is a heterophobe and a racist.
Just another Hollywood idiot queen.
He doesn’t like black people supporting the party of Lincoln.
That is sure nothing new.
Interment of Japanese-Americans, courtesy of liberal Democrats FDR and Earl Warren. Justice Thomas votes for the anti-slavery, civil rights party. Takei votes for the party
OH NO!!! SULU IS A RUMP RANGER
Thats not an apology. Just more weasel words from a racist liberal lefty.
He should apologize for this sorry apology.
I didn’t much of an apology either.
Though I think he’s an idiot, this is a decent apology as far as leftists go. The charitable thing to do is to take it at face value (IMHO).
Survivor? The internment camps may not have been pleasant, but they weren't Auschwitz. The only ones who didn't survive died of natural causes.
I guess that justifies him becoming a skull-faced pud-gumming loudmouth in his waning years.
Little priss can catch a painful STD for all I care.
And to think we had to lose Spock, but this nobody still infests.
Takei must be quite old to be a survivor of the Japanese-American internment. How old is he?
Just another non-apology “apology.” Go back to San Francisco, you sanctimonious little ****.
I suppose it's reasonable to take his excuse, he said it while he was pissed, as making the apology phony, but it's still a better apology than usually comes from a lefty.
A raging queen in yellow face.
‘’l understand you’ve taken exception to my calling you whores. l’m sorry. l apologize. l ask you to note that l did not call you callous-ass strumpets, fornicatresses, or low-born gutter sluts. But l did say whores. No escaping that. And for that slip of the tongue... l apologize.’’
—Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean
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