George Takei says ‘We Must Not Despair’

Comforting words from Star Trek's George Takei to those American voters who like their Gay Uncle George, awoke to shock on November 9th, 2016

SciFiPulse would like to congratulate Donald Trump and all of his supporters on a hard fought election and wishes them along with the rest of the United States the very best of luck in working hard and coming together as one nation during the next four years.

Those who did not vote for Donald Trump however will recall the many months leading up to the U.S.  Presidential elections of 2016, during which many Star Trek celebrities including George Takei, who is perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Sulu on the original Trek series, did their best to help ensure that Donald Trump would not become the next President of the United States.

On the morning of November 9th, 2016 however, Takei, along with his fellow celebrity activists and all those who agreed with their favorite Gay Uncle George and voted against the 2016 Republican nominee, awoke to the news that Donald Trump had won the election and become the next President Elect of the United States of America.

For those who hoped, prayed and voted against Donald Trump in this election, George Takei has done his best to help them deal with their sense of despair with some advice on social media, with which to face the coming days and uncertain future:

I am addressing this to all who voted to defeat Donald Trump and what he represents. We may not have prevailed, but WE MUST NOT DESPAIR.

Many of you are, like me, in a state of shock. This does not feel like the America you love and honor. We are in unchartered waters.

In times like these we must reaffirm the values we cherish and have fought for: equality, justice, the care of our planet. We must stand up defiantly to any dark or divisive acts, and look out for the most vulnerable among us. It is more important than ever!

Within our hearts we know the society we wish to live in. No one can take that vision from us. We are each of us keepers of that promise. This country has seen wars and grave injustices, slavery and even civil war in its past. Yet we found our way through.

Hold your loved ones close. Tell them that it is in times of sadness and in the toughest of days where we often find our true mettle.”

Among those to whom George Takei’s sentiments may resonate, they all seem to have a similar response, “Thanks Uncle George. I needed that to hear that!”


Tye Bourdony is the co-owner of as well as the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is also a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, deep space traveler, and the lead interstellar reporter for the Galactic Enquirer. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Family Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and at or send your thoughts and story/article ideas to
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