A very special announcement.
As a thank you for supporting my new project, on this post I’m keeping comments open to all users, not just paid subscribers. Let me know your thoughts about The Big Picture: what you’re looking forward to reading about, or whom you might want to see as a guest contributor. Or even just say hi! I’m looking forward to chatting with everyone in these threads.
Hi, George and everybody here. Corporate censorship is a huge problem. I trained as a journalist while in the US Navy and was inspired by people like Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow (I was proud and excited to be an extra in George Clooney's film "Good Night and Good Luck" about him). I noticed that the News industry had changed while in the Navy and that even in the Navy they wanted to see only stories that presented the Navy in a positive light (this was during that infamous Tailhook sex scandal) so was discouraged about a future in journalism. The truth is the truth, but like what John Mayer said in his song, "when they own the information they can bend it all they want." Hoping we can stick to the truth here.
Thanks for continuing to make an amazing contribution. As a guest contributor option, I would recommend Dr. Peter Huang, who has been addressing the big picture of racism against Asian Americans (and others). He could be a great contributor to your work. You can read more about him here: https://www.endeavorliterary.com/disrupting-racism
when Fox "news" is scared of losing eyeballs, aka $$$, because they are telling the truth, you know they haven't been and subsist on anything but truth.
In fact, any mainstream news source could be accused of such a thing at any point in time (fox "news" and other propaganda outlets take the cake). Dan Rather, Heather Cox Richardson, Jay Kuo and now George Takei and team are providing a light of truth in a very dark and disingenuous world.
Grabbed a yearly subscription at the discount price. Money well spent! I'm looking forward to some thoughtful discussion (almost impossible to find on, say, Twitter) and maybe some calls to action/activism. As always, love your humor and kindness!
Looking forward to continued posts from someone who has indeed experienced the Big Picture. Glad to be a paid subscriber.
Happy to become a monthly subscriber. I'm a long time subscriber to the Oh Myyy! newsletter, and I'm very interested to see what you do with the new format. Great to be here!
Please start with the issue that affects all others: the geo-engineering that has been happening for decades and is destroying the planet. See https://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/ for all the science.
Not only are the plants and animals sick and dying, but the government uses our tax payer dollars to do it, without asking.
I’m excited to see what you will be bringing here. I have followed you, mostly on Instagram, and been frustrated by the hoops the different platforms impose. I know from Jay Kuo’s Substack that this is a much friendlier place. Thank you!
Uncle George, I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts. All my best to Brad.
This is exciting! I'm so glad you're doing this. I love reading "Oh myyy."
I’ve been following you and Jay Kuo on mastadon for a while now, I’m so glad I’m in a position to subscribe and looking forward to your insights on, well, whatever you want to say.
I’m very happy you’re doing this! I’ve missed your posts since I left Twitter.
This is great, George! Thank you! I enjoyed your and Jay's collaboration with Allegiance and I'm looking forward to seeing what gets shared here. Not only because I'm a longtime fan, but because I appreciate your advocacy. I've been an ally for decades, but now as a mom of two questioning kids it's become personal.
Thank you to Jay Kuo for sharing this endeavor, happy to be a paid subscriber here as well!
I am happy to subscribe to Mr. Takei and Jay Kuo! You are a wonderful team and a beacon of light & hope during these trying times. Thank you for everything!