Former actor George Takei describes himself as "Mr. Sulu from Star Trek but I hope all know me as a believer in, and a fighter for, the equality and dignity of all human beings." The liberal activist has been a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump and a tireless fighter for leftist causes. But it looks like he accidentally showed his true feelings in this recent tweet:
"A citizen making claims without evidence is a nuisance," he wrote. "But if it's the President, it becomes a menace. And we must be rid of menaces."
Takei was referring to Trump's accusation that President Obama tapped his phone at Trump Tower during the 2016 Presidential election -- surveillance the Obama administration officials deny ever happened. Many said that Trump's charges (delivered, naturally, via Twitter) were irresponsible considering the current political and cultural polarization that exists in this nation.
But what about Takei's tweet? Doesn't it take criticism of the President to a different and inappropriate level?
Let's take a stroll down Memory Lane back to 2011. Remember when Sarah Palin used a “crosshairs” graphic for the members of Congress whom she believed needed to be voted out of office due to their support of Obamacare? After the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, liberals said Palin was responsible for creating a climate of hate and actually inciting violence... Want to see the infamous "crosshairs" chart that merited this level of accusation? Gawker helpfully published it on its site, complete with an arrow to point out the "violent rhetoric."
Compare that mild graphic with Takei's very clear tweet: he called Trump a menace and then says, "...and we must be rid of menaces."
Do we think Takei wants someone to assassinate the President? No more so than when Henry II sparked the assassination of Thomas Becket by pleading to his knights, "Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?" But the incredible double standards of the media are getting to be a bit too much to swallow.