We came upon this article posted on the Facebook page, George Takei on Sochi Olympics: How ‘Star Trek’s Sulu’ is Waging War on Russia. We have to wonder did Mr. Takei even consult with our brothers and Sisters in Russia and ask them, “What can we do to help you?” I don’t think so as nowhere in the article is it mentioned that he has any type of relationship with anyone in Russia. Let’s stop and think for one moment what this action could do to our people. They are now faced with brutality daily any thinking person could only guess what they would face as scapegoats if the Olympic were pulled from the country. Talk about all out war.
I wonder where do comfortable class people like Mr. Takei sitting in his comfortable class americkkka and comfortable class folks like Dan Savage get off in starting these types of campaigns? I have to conclude that they don’t really think things out too much. I guess it may come down to they can’t. They are so comfortable class americkkkanized that they don’t even realize what is happening. Not the type of folks we want as leaders for any cause. Well queers everywhere wouldn’t consider them to be leaders as they simply put are not. Folks who have fought in the trenches, from the grass roots up, those who have kicked in the doors of oppression know full well what a leader does and how a leader should act. Mr. Takei you are no leader.
Mr. Takei also bugs my ass as I am very involved with LGBTIQ stories, when he forgets or doesn’t know what really began with the holocaust. How about this– On May 6, 1933 three months after Hitler took power the Nationalist Socialist Party began its war against the homosexuals of Germany. Magnus Hirchfeld’s Institute and Library are ransacked and books are burned in the street. Homosexuals are rounded up, arrested and sent to concentration camps. Less than a month after Hitler took office all gay rights organizations were outlawed and all bars closed. Enough history you get the picture. Let’s hope George does and not forget.
But you know there is always a bright spot in all of this Olympic stuff all of this kill the gays. During the 1936 Berlin Olympic games some gay bars were permitted to re-open and the police were told not to harass visiting foreign homosexuals. This was very short lived however. Let’s keep our eyes on this.
From: The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals,Out of the Past, Neil Miller is a very good read.
Excellent thought is coming out of the Gay Liberation Network of Chicago. Andy Thayer one of the leaders of the Network who has been beaten demonstrating in Russia, who is a in the trenches activist along with the group as a whole issued this statement. (more…)