In some alternate timeline somewhere, George Takei is America’s president-elect, and we’re all basking joyfully in anticipation of four very pleasurable, productive, sassy years. Brad would do a fabulous job as first gentleman, and the POTUS Twitter account would become even more fun to read, and a hell of a lot nicer.
Alas, we’re in the dark timeline where all George can do is speak up against an incoming president who believes Americans should have their citizenship revoked for engaging in speech.
And now George is making noise on Twitter about Donald’s latest unhinged tirade, in which he said that flag-burning should result in a loss of citizenship, something that even Trump idol Antonin Scalia would have opposed. Takei knows a thing or two danger to citizenship, having been trapped in an internment camp as a child by his own government.
I pledged allegiance to the flag every morning inside an internment camp. I would never burn one, but I'd die to protect the right to do so. https://t.co/O5ecSQkyC2
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 29, 2016
George, bless his heart, has been doing his best to push back against the incoming administration, which includes officials who have spoken approvingly about internment camps. Earlier this year, Takei recalled the civil rights violations of his youth: “They said we were all spies and saboteurs, that none of us could be trusted … When Trump says today that Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers, it is his way of similarly dehumanizing whole groups, so that he can set his plans in motion.”