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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:01 PM

Leonard Nimoy, Liberal: "Get Involved"

“My folks came to the United States as immigrants, aliens, and they became citizens. I was born in Boston a citizen; I went to Hollywood, and I became an alien. Spock called for exactly the kind of work I was prepared to do. He was a character with a rich and dynamic inner life – half human, half Vulcan. He was the embodiment of the outsider, like the immigrants who surrounded me in my early years. How do you find your way as the alien in a foreign culture? Where does your identity and dignity come from? And how do you make a contribution?”


1968:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/spocks-advice-to-a-teenage-girl-will-make-you-cry#.kf1120dlz

"Spock learned he could save himself from letting prejudice get him down. he could do this by really understanding himself and knowing his own value as a person."

1970:

http://www.leonardnimoy.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1394:leonard-nimoy-says-get-involved&catid=23:articles-and-quotes&Itemid=11

"I supported McCarthy for President and have worked with Operation Head Start and Vista. I do what I can for Bootstrap, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Job Corps, the Peace Corps and so forth. I do as much as I can handIe."

I was really moved by the man’s concern and more so by the fact that he was doing something about it.
So, l just grinned and gave him the peace sign.



In 2007, Nimoy donated to Barack Obama’s campaign, and to Al Franken’s campaign for Senate. He donated to Barbara Boxer in 2004. He gave $2,000 each to Howard Dean and John Kerry in 2004.































[font size="6"]"The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have."[/font]

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Hissyspit Feb 2015 OP
longship Feb 2015 #1
cyberswede Feb 2015 #2
Takket Feb 2015 #3
postulater Feb 2015 #4
niyad Feb 2015 #5
onehandle Feb 2015 #6
Egnever Feb 2015 #7

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:19 PM

1. What a nice tribute, HS!

RIP Mr. Spock!



R&K

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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:24 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:36 PM

3. My heart is broken

Leonard,

We have been, and always shall be, your friend.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:51 PM

4. Great tribute. Thanks.

Worse for me than Lennon. Maybe Garcia.

LLAP, Mr. Spock.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:00 PM

5. thank you for these wonderful images.

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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:15 PM

6. K&R nt

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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:21 PM

7. Quite possibly the most beloved man on the planet.

 

He will be missed.

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