May 24 2024


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Takei On 2016 Election: Don’t Despair

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George Takei had words of wisdom for fans upset with the results of this year’s Presidential Election.

Takei and others associated with Star Trek had been active during the election, campaigning for Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump. A Facebook page, Trek Against Trump, had even been created for this purpose.

Trump won, however, and Takei took to social media to comfort those dismayed with the election results. “I am addressing this to all who voted to defeat Donald Trump and what he represents,” said Takei. “We may not have prevailed, but we must not despair.

“Many of you are, like me, in a state of shock. This does not feel like the America you love and honor. We are in unchartered waters.

“In times like these we must reaffirm the values we cherish and have fought for: equality, justice, the care of our planet. We must stand up defiantly to any dark or divisive acts, and look out for the most vulnerable among us. It is more important than ever!

“Within our hearts we know the society we wish to live in. No one can take that vision from us. We are each of us keepers of that promise. This country has seen wars and grave injustices, slavery and even civil war in its past. Yet we found our way through.

“Hold your loved ones close. Tell them that it is in times of sadness and in the toughest of days where we often find our true mettle.”

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