George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014).
Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player).
To Be Takei documentary official website.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
I wonder if George thinks that FDR is a bad president because of this. He should, but I wonder what he thinks.
'That will never happen in America. You're just paranoid.'
Oh yeah? Well it already did.
common sense, really
The Boston Police Commissioner supports a legislative measure that would allow local police to decide who can or cannot be licensed to own long guns.
Can you guess who he wants to stop from buying guns legally?
it’s probably to stop as many people as possible… how did you come to that conclusion about non-whites?
Because that is how it’s implemented currently with Class A licenses(which are the ones necessary to own most types of guns and to carry handguns for self defense)
I came to that conclusion because that is reality. It’s just another form of systematic institutionalized racism in the US, much like the prison system, judicial system and the drug war.
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- Randall Holcombe (via basedheisenberg)
i seriously hate seeing ignorance getting praised on social media
i understand that people are actively killing each other and there’s not an easy way to solve that, but you can help a lot by making it really freaking hard to get a gun.
if someone needs a gun…
We talked about “civil asset forfeiture” just the other day. It’s basically a multi-million dollar legal loophole that allows police officers to steal giant amounts of private property without cause or recourse.
Rand Paul has just introduced a bill to put a stop to…