George Takei said he's 'chilled' by Trump's use of phrase 'Chinese virus'

  
Via:  krishna  •  5 days ago  •  17 comments

By:   Cynthia Silva

George Takei said he's 'chilled' by Trump's use of phrase 'Chinese virus'
"We have a long history of anti-Asian hatred in this country," Takei said.


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Actor and activist George Takei responded to President Donald Trump's use last week of the phrase "Chinese virus."

The former "Star Trek" star appeared on MSNBC on Saturday to point out the implications of using such language.

"We are chilled by the constant use by the president and his administration of that term," Takei told MSNBC anchor David Gura. "We have a long history of anti-Asian hatred in this country."

Takei said use of such a term can have violent consequences for the Asian American community. He referred to an incident in early February in which a Chinese woman was attacked in a New York City subway station for wearing a mask. In the hate-based attack, a man was alleged to have called her "diseased."


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    5 days ago

Takei also cited the lynchings of 20 Chinese men in the central plaza of Los Angeles in 1870s, as well the internment of Japanese-Americans under Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

FDR was, of course, a blatant racist and anti-Semite so that should come as not surprise.

One thing I've always wondered-- if Japanese-Americans were locked up during WWII because of their alleged sympathy to Imperial Japan-- how come German-Americans weren't locked up in the same manner..because of the potential for their being sympathetic to Nazi Germany?

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @1    5 days ago

Hitler and the Nazis, as proud white nationalists, were very popular in British high society and American media until they started bombing London and sinking American ships.

The worst of the bunch already went back to the home country; many were captured and killed during the Battle of the Bulge wearing American uniforms.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Split Personality @1.1    5 days ago

I do remember reading that The German-American Bund held a huge Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden-- attended by many "Patriotic" White Americans.

Americans hold a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden

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Six and a half months before  Adolf Hitler   invaded Poland , New York City’s Madison Square Garden hosted a rally to celebrate the rise of  Nazism  in Germany.

Inside, more than 20,000 attendees raised Nazi salutes toward a 30-foot-tall portrait of  George Washington  flanked by swastikas. Outside, police and some 100,000 protestors gathered. ( cont'd )

Whoops-- there I go again with my NDS!  

(Nazi Derangement Syndrome)

 
 
 
r.t..b...
1.1.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Krishna @1.1.1    5 days ago
Whoops-- there I go again with my NDS!

As we hunker down, check out 'The Plot Against America' streaming on HBO and based on the novel written by Phillip Roth. Interesting premise and remarkably, nee frighteningly, prescient. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
1.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  Krishna @1.1.1    5 days ago

Our immigrant ties with Italy and Germany were much more extensive than our Japanese ties so it makes sense more people were naturally sympathetic to them.

That said, Fascism was all the rage for some back then.   Many people and world leaders around the world admired what Mussolini did at first with Italy until his totalitarianism became readily apparent.

Funny how totalitarians tend to be bat shit crazy.

 
 
 
MUVA
1.2  MUVA  replied to  Krishna @1    5 days ago

You forgot FDR was also a democrat.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Krishna @1    5 days ago

Pearl Harbor being the difference....?  

Americans made the Japanese to be sub-human during the war.  That was far easier than to do it with the Germans as they looked just like us.

 
 
 
MUVA
1.3.1  MUVA  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.3    4 days ago

FDR did the internment not the people.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
1.4  gooseisgone  replied to  Krishna @1    5 days ago

Why wasn't anyone offended when the MERS Virus was named?  

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    5 days ago

And let's not forget what former KKK leader and trump supporter david Duke said about Dear Leader's election::

Former KKK leader David Duke: 'We won it for Donald Trump'

A former Ku Klux Klan leader – or 'grand wizard' – has suggested fascists had helped Donald Trump win the US presidential election.

David Duke, who once led the neo-Nazi, white-supremacist organisation, tweeted the claim on election night. “This is one of the most exciting nights of my life,” Mr Duke wrote.

“Make no mistake about it, our people have played a huge role in electing Trump!”

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1  MUVA  replied to  Krishna @2    5 days ago

I also remember senator  Robert Byrd life long D and KKK member.  

 
 
 
bugsy
2.1.1  bugsy  replied to  MUVA @2.1    5 days ago
Robert Byrd life long D and KKK member.  

Who was Hillary's mentor.

 
 
 
Sparty On
3  Sparty On    5 days ago

More PC bullshit.

Shut up Sulu .... only the PC pop culture cares.

 
 
 
It Is ME
4  It Is ME    5 days ago

George should be more concerned with the "Medical Professionals" (Not Trump) that have said this Virus came From China. 

Those "Medical Professionals" (Not Trump) make it a Virus that came from "China" based on what these "Medical Professionals" (not Trump) have said. jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

Soooooooo…...

That would make it a …….. " China Disease " ! jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

Where is Wuhan Located again ?

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1  Sparty On  replied to  It Is ME @4    5 days ago

Poor Sulu .... letting himself become a propaganda agent for the communist Chinese.

Poor, poor Sulu ......

 
 
 
It Is ME
4.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Sparty On @4.1    5 days ago

Sulu's best line from star Trek.

"Aye, Captain."

He's a "Follower" ! jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
5  Jeremy Retired in NC    5 days ago

So yet ANOTHER Hollywood mouthpiece "offended".  Sorry Sulu, I'm all out of "Give a shit".

 
 
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