Writer | Actor | Voice-Over Artist

This is why Donald Trump is winning: Paranoia brings out the worst in us — and minorities always suffer

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

It would be trite to say that George Takei’s passion project “Allegiance,” a Broadway musical telling the story of the Japanese-American internment during World War II, can be read as being “about” the War on Terror. 2015 is not 1941. The terrorist organization we know as ISIS or Daesh, as frightening and brutal as their rampage through Iraq and Syria has been, only wishes they were as great a threat as the Axis Powers, an alliance of nations with serious, credible plans to conquer the world.

And as callous and vile as Islamophobia in the wake of the Paris attacks has been, as was Islamophobia in the wake of 9/11, no one’s yet rounded up Middle Eastern Americans or Europeans en masse to put them in camps, even though at least one retired general wishes we could.