George Takei, better known as Star Trek’s Sulu, has long been a gay rights advocate, but in his attempt to criticize the Supreme Court justices who ruled against it, he went flat out nuts, making racial comments about Justice Clarence Thomas.
In an interview with Fox 10 in Phoenix, Takei questioned Thomas’ blackness. “He is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there…I mean, this man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America,” he said.
Besides the obvious racial comment (let’s see if Takei gets blasted by the left over this), Takei also showed just how warped his liberal sensibilities are, insisting that human dignity can be given by our government. Thomas dismissed the argument that gays denied the right to marry were stripped of their dignity, citing the retained dignity of slaves as an example. Takei blasted Thomas’ comment about slaves maintaining their dignity despite their treatment by slave owners. “And for him to say, slaves have dignity. I mean, doesn’t he know that slaves were in chains? That they were whipped on the back. If he saw the movie 12 Years a Slave, you know, they were raped. And he says they had dignity as slaves,” he said. In typical Hollywood liberal fashion, Takei’s justification for his opinion comes from a movie.
Here is a clip of the interview: