Out actor George Takei created a video
in Spanish warning voters about electing Donald Trump to the White
As of Saturday, Takei's
four-and-a-half-minute video had passed 12 million views on Facebook
since its posting on Thursday.
The actor recollected his time in a
Japanese interment camp to remind viewers of the possible
consequences of anti-immigration rhetoric.
“When I was a little boy, politicians
used fear and racism against people of Japanese descent in this
said in the video. “We were targets simply because we happened
to look like the people who happened to bomb Pearl Harbor. They said
we were all spies and saboteurs, that none of use could be trusted.”
“When Trump today says Mexicans are
rapists and drug dealers, it is his way of similarly dehumanizing
whole groups, so that he can set his plans in motion.”
“I still remember the day armed
guards marched up our driveway with bayonets ordering us out of our
home. I remember my mother's tears as we took with us only what we
could carry. And we lost all that we had worked so hard for.”
Takei and his family spent four years
in the camp.
“[Trump] is playing on the same fears
and ignorance that once led this country to intern my family,”