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I’ve About Had It With Leftist Activist George Takei

I do like Officer Sulu, and I phrase it that way out out of a deep respect for him and his accomplishments. And, I appreciate a number of things he tries to do now. I overlook his gay activism because I get it; and usually, he’s not too untoward about such fringe, evolutionarily dead-end, who fucking cares? behavior qua wholesome lifestyle. I do not begrudge anyone their preference in other people’s genitals or masculine/feminine mannerisms, but I do object to making fringe, almost fetish behavior the new celebratory, prideful centerpiece of an already naturally evolved culture.

I’ve followed his feed on Facebook for a long time, both before I deleted my account some time ago, and after I created a new one last summer. I do so because he is a smart man with a somewhat quirky/clever sense of humor and he posts some decent mind puzzles and fartwarming shit. I like he’s reserved—I’m not—but it’s also why I regard his political overtones and innuendo and whatnot with a gimlet eye.

But lately, I suppose given the political climate with the Left Narrative crumbling just about everywhere (Islamic Terrorism, Insurance co-ops and even for-profit companies bailing from Obamacare, Gun control as a limp-dick measure when those who mean to do harm will get them anyway, Climate Change is the cause of terrorism, 1,000 + pipelines in the US, but this one is “dangerous,” and I could go on). You see it as you like, I see grasping at straws.

Doesn’t mean I’m embracing the right.

I could pick other examples of how I’ve been sharing stupid shit he posts with my own commentary, but this one struck a particular nerve with me, perhaps because of my post yesterday that was in part, about charitable actions toward others in the context of immigration policy.

Here’s what he posted today, with commentary: High School’s Anonymous Pantry Offers Discreet Access to Necessities.

This school found a great way around the fear of embarrassment some children face when asking for help. Don’t worry, kids–they’ve got you cupboard.

So, I shared the post and prefaced it thusly:

Just another aspect of the left’s narrative you should dismiss. Of course, since @GeorgeTakei never heard a meme or slogan from the left he didn’t love, don’t expect him to add anything substantive.

There is nothing wrong with charity and there’s nothing wrong with accepting it. Anybody can go through tough times and it’s testament to the essential human spirit that charity and good will have been major elements to our CIVILIZATION.

But hiding what’s in plain sight for the benefit of not having someone taking advantage of charitable actions not feel uncomfortable, “othered,” and all manner of the leftist rot does a disservice to all.

First, it removes a natural motivation in those being charitable to actually see the results of their efforts. Second, it removes a natural motivation in those receiving charity to get past their difficulties as soon as possible. Third, and perhaps most important, the combination of the two foregoing lessens the motivation to pay it forward once troubles are past.

But this doesn’t fit the leftist narrative which, above all, exists to create and nourish dependency.

Here’s the problem, though. Too often, when people encounter something that challenges what they think is just great, they don’t actually read and consider your challenge. They just assume it’s the standard “counter-narrative” and of typing away. Watch.

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I have no patience anymore and there are too many distinctions (such as the plain fact of dependency, just to get even started; and the plain trend toward zero judgment, “safe spaces,” and plain freedom from anyone even having to concern themselves with what other’s might think…it’s a lost cause) so I prefer to just call them fucktards and too stupid, and then let Adam Alistair and Cynthia Sherris Johnson bask in their delusions both about the issue I raised, and what I’m about.

I’ll close with John Cleese. Too stupid to grasp your own stupidity.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

7 Comments

  1. Daniel F on December 3, 2015 at 15:59

    Tears running down my face from laughter. Holding my belly from guffaws. Rocking in my chair with uncontrollable laughter. That kind of laugh where you can’t believe how hard you’re laughing? That was literally what I was going through when reading that Facebook exchange.

    Richard, you uncharitable prick! Think of the children! I don’t know how you sleep at night or look at yourself in the mirror in the morning! lulz

    Adam and Cynthia’s lovefest at the end was too much. At least THEY know what good people they are! Too bad they’re reading comprehension is so low.

  2. hap on December 4, 2015 at 17:33

    I love star trek and most of its characters. George Takei created sulu and it’s masterful. He should keep with his entertainment shtick and have nice lifeq

    I find your comments on charity…..spot on.

    I am not sure why it’s necessary to proudly and publicly proclaim one is gay any more than a hetero. Most people are very tolerant even though it may not be their thing. I guess that’s part of the appeal of milo. He doesn’t engage in that conceit……

  3. Steven on December 5, 2015 at 06:39

    It’s been a couple years since I dumped face book. I got sick of all the absurd nonsense people like Takai kept throwing out and then having a dozen friends rehash that garbage. It’s hive mind shit lord nonsense. Gross.

    As far as charity goes, I hate when people act like it’s the highest calling of life. In fact I would argue or lessens life when charity removes naturally occurring motivations and implants dependence. Only charity I give to is St. Jude. Kids getting sick out of the blue and helping is not dependence forming. That’s charity.

  4. Todd on December 5, 2015 at 07:18

    This is why the vast majority of people suck at chess or won’t even play it all. They’re too stupid to think or they don’t want to. It hurts their head because they’ve never exercised their brain for any meaningful amount of time. Chess isn’t a game that gives immediate gratification, which people seem to desperately seek. So they make obvious immediate moves, mostly to their detriment, and don’t think in advance what consequences those moves will have. And forget having them try to understand their opponent’s position.

    • Richard Nikoley on December 5, 2015 at 09:18

      Ha, Todd, you’re right about that. I took up the interest in 1st year of HS and it was a matter of weeks before I could EASILY beat anyone (usually in a dozen moves or so) I knew. Anyone.

      At one point I had a library of about 30 chess books, played 6 games concurrently in postal chess, and had one of the first computers in the late 70s (easy to beat then…now, not so much).

      Perhaps the best layman (average people) competition I ever had was French navy officers when I was on exchange. Some of them played damn well, though I never lost a single game.

      Few years back I installed a “Chess with Friends” app on my iPad and did some games with friends and family, then put it out on Twitter and got a lot of games.

      Went 65-0 before I lost interest.

      So, all the bragging aside, I’ve lost many times, but always to someone with at least the level of understanding of the game as I, and it’s so damn rare to find anyone.



  5. Amy on December 5, 2015 at 10:51

    So what are your top three chess book recs for a beginner?

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