Good morning friends. There’s plenty to talk about in regards to Standing Rock, Trump’s new immigration plans, the DNC race and, etc.. and I’ll certainly have links for all of those issues in the comments, but starting the day with George Takei on DemocracyNow over the weekend talking about the 75th Anniversary Of The Internment of Japanese Americans & Why Trump is “The Real Terrorist”.
Seventy-five years ago on February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced more than 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese descent into internment camps. This included nearly 70,000 American citizens. Over the weekend, “Day of Remembrance” events were held across the country to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans and legal residents. Many people are asking if history can repeat itself. In 2015, Trump defended his proposal for a total and complete ban on Muslims entering the United States and compared it to the actions of FDR. We speak to the legendary actor and activist George Takei, who grew up in an internment camp.