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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:54 PM

George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me

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Reply George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me (Original post)
yuiyoshida Dec 2014 OP
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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:38 PM

1. Thank you for sharing this.

I have a friend I met in college whose family was "relocated" to one of those camps in 1942. Took me a long time, all those years later, to fully process what that meant and the affect it had on Japanese Americans. My friend's parents were truly amazing in the way they handled it and they spent their lives, as has George Takei, being proud Americans who, in spite of what was done to them, loved the country of their birth--America.

Blessings to all who experienced this dark moment in our history, including George Takei, a truly incredible human being.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:51 PM

2. I replied to your other post already.

Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5925003
But I am happy to R&K this one as well.

This is a must click through. Takei's TED speech is that fucking good.

As always. My regards.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 07:50 AM

3. Takei shows true patriotism

And so did his father. Patriotism is not jingoism, it is love of country, even for a country that has wronged you personally. I salute both Takeis.

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