You've surely seen it by now, and often enough to induce nausea -- the hashtag #LoveWins that quickly trended after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
Judging by the juvenile reactions to the ruling from gay marriage proponents, one doubts that genuine love would spew such venom in victory.
At the head of the braying pack is actor and gay activist George Takei, best known for playing Sulu in the '60s TV series Star Trek and retread movies that followed. In an interview with a Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei lashed out at Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, one of three dissenting votes in the decision and the court's sole African-American, as "a clown in blackface."
Even for an unhinged liberal this was beyond the pale -- and Rush Limbaugh on his radio show Thursday eviscerated Takei's rationale for his shabby impugning of Thomas (audio) --
We heard earlier today, it doesn't matter who, it just ... it could be Chris Christie, this happened to be ... the chairman of the College Republicans associated, whatever, he said we must as Republicans, we must react to all of this that's happening with dignity and respect. We must be tolerant and dignified and respectful, we must not -- because if we don't act dignified and respectful, meaning, if we don't just tolerate all this and shut up and let it happen, then the millennials are going to hate us and never vote for us. It's amazing how this happens.
Meanwhile the left, they don't have to be dignified at all. They can go out and destroy people, they can lie about people, they can make things up about people, they can be undignified and disrespectful and it never hurts 'em! Latest example ... George Takei, who's considered a nice guy because he was on Star Trek and Star Trek was a very popular science fiction show and so he's gotta be a really cool and nice guy, 'cause he's an actor that was on that show so he's a nice guy, he's gotta be a nice guy.
So he was on some YouTube channel being interviewed about gay marriage and he had just finished reading Clarence Thomas's dissent and this is what he said --
TAKEI: He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there. For him to say slaves had dignity, I mean, doesn't he known that slaves were in chain(s), that they were whipped on the back? If he saw the movie Twelve Years as a Slave (sic), you know, they were raped ...
LIMBAUGH: Wow, that's dignified, that's respectful -- and totally misunderstanding. But I'm sorry, George Takei couldn't carry Clarence Thomas's school books, judicial robe, or jockstrap, take your pick. But he wasn't finished --
TAKEI: My parents lost everything that they worked for in the middle of their lives, in their 30s (Takei alluding to his family being sent to an internment camp during World War II), his business, my father's business, our home, our freedom, and we're supposed to call that dignified, marching out of our homes at gunpoint?
Can there be any doubt that the president who ordered this -- uber-Democrat Franklin Roosevelt -- would have been mentioned by Takei had he been Republican instead?
TAKEI: I mean, this man does not belong in the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.
LIMBAUGH: Something really set this guy off about what Justice Thomas said. I don't believe Justice Thomas said slavery was dignified. ... Regardless, George Takei is a nice guy, he can say that, that's not disrespectful or undignified at all, you see.
After a break, Limbaugh proceeded to demonstrate how it was actually Takei who embarrassed himself about Thomas, a descendant of slaves (audio) --
OK, folks, I went looking during the break here to find out what it was that George Takei so righteously, undignified, disrespectfully angry about, and I found it. Would you like to hear what Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent? Here it is -- "Slaves did not lose their dignity any more that they lost their humanity because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them."
I think Takei, one of two things -- he either purposely took it the wrong way just so he could get all self-righteous and indignant because Takei, who's a nice man, of course, he was on Star Trek, why how could he be anything other than cool and nice, right? I mean, that's why Takei's a nice guy, he was on Star Trek and everybody loves Star Trek and he's cool.
Truth is, Takei is one angry man. George Takei in my, I'm a nice guy too, in my estimation, George Takei personifies my theory that no matter how much the left gets, they're never satisfied, and they're not happy. They're winning everything and they're angrier and angrier! They're winning everything in sight and they're miserable! So miserable they're looking for reasons to be angry!
The other explanation is that Takei is not cultured enough to understand what Justice Thomas was saying. Justice Thomas, when he writes, slaves did not lose their dignity any more than they lost their humanity, is complimenting them. Justice Thomas is writing praiseworthy of people -- no matter the injustice done to them they did not lose their dignity, their self-identity. He is complimentary, he is praiseworthy.
Now Takei either doesn't have the culture himself to understand that or is simply looking for an excuse to pop off. And if you listen to what Takei says, what do you mean, dignity?! Why, slaves got chained on their backs -- what's the dignity in that?! He didn't say that. He didn't say their treatment was dignified. He said the way they comported themselves in the midst of this inhumanity was dignified -- the ultimate compliment!
Now does George Takei really not have the depth of character to understand that? Or is he just looking for a cheap shot to get some outrageous comment publicized and noticed? Which do you think it is, Mr. Snerdley?
Next best takedown of Takei's bigotry, via a captioned photo of Thomas and Takei making the rounds on Facebook. "Votes for the party that freed his ancestors," reads the caption over Thomas. "Votes for the party that put him, personally, in an internment camp," reads the caption over Takei.