Saturday, January 5, 2013

George Takei on Bill O' Reilly's Asian American comments

Bill O'Reilly of Fox News made a stupid comment the other day. Okay, he makes a bunch of them. But he seemed amazed that Hawaii is such a bastion of Democrats. Here's what he had to say.

"Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature. They’re usually more industrious and hard-working."

A couple of things here Bill O. That may sound like a compliment but it's really kind of racist. You're saying that hard working people are usually conservative and moochers of society are not. So, I'm guessing you're pointing your white finger at African Americans because it ain't at your race. I mean you bemoaned the loss of traditional America after Barack Obama got reelected. And what he was talking about was the "traditional" white family of "Leave it to Beaver." And since Republicans are conservative and mostly white, it's not white people that O'Reilly is upset with.

But let's take a look at O'Reilly's Asian American comment. It's just another dumb comment by a conservative who is using low effort thinking. There's no proof that Asian Americans are not liberal. In fact, the evidence is just the opposite. Asian Americans voted for Obama by a whopping seventy six per cent.

Look Bill O. It's like this. I'm an Asian American. Yes, we can be "conservative" when it comes to family. But we also believe that government's job is to make the lives of Americans better. We're not a laissez faire type. We also believe in civil rights. And I'm talking about women's rights and social justice.

On the Ed Show, Star Trek's George Takei (Sulu) gave his take on Bill O' Reilly's comments.

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