Star Trek and science fiction fans alike have come to recognize and love J.G. Hertzler as the tough as nails and honorable Klingon Warrior General Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The versatile actor has likewise garnered a well deserved reputation as an outspoken activist and elected councilman for the upstate New York town of Ulysses.
Never one to keep quite or hold back punches over important personal or political issues of the day, Hertzler recently posted his thoughts on social media regarding the devastating floods currently affecting thousands of Louisiana residents. The intergalactic actor also expressed his thoughts on President Obama’s ongoing vacation to Martha’s Vineyard during the crisis, along with his thoughts as to the impact of global warming on the flooding, and what he sees as irresponsible political positions of Louisiana’s two Republican Senator’s with respect to Global Warming.
Here is what Hertzler had to say, “. . . Two things. One, Obama’s tone-deafness has reasserted itself in his maintaining his status on VACATION in Martha’s Vinyard while Louisian a floods. Very odd choice and the optics are horrible for both Obama and the Democratic Party. Wise up, Obama! But on the other hand…Senators Vitter and Cassidy of Louisiana are your basic Republican ‘Glo…bal warming is a HOAX’ bloviaters.“
Hertzler continued on to say, “I would strongly suggest that the people now evacuated from their flooded homes and neighborhoods might begin pressuring their elected Morons in the Senate change their vote on Fossil Fuel causation of global warming. Until the people of Lousiana change out their moronic Congressional representatives, why should the rest of the country send massive Federal aid except out of an abundance of empathy, sympathy and belief in the REASON for Government. In the meantime, they will continue to suffer and drown in their own stupidity and choice for Vitter and Cassidy to continue voting against the interests of the people of Lousiana. I feel immense pity and sorrow for the few folks who dare to vote Democratic or progressive in Louisiana. I feel your pain.”
Whether you entirely agree with Hertzler or not, he should get high marks for not just putting himself out there, but also for pointing out hot topic issues with the potentially lacking actions of his own political party’s leading figures, as well as those of Louisiana’s Republican Congressional Representatives as it concerns Global Warming and its impacts on our climate, country and planet. But most of all for his compassion to those adversely affected Louisiana residents who need more help and less politics!