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Left-Wing Activist George Takei Says Endure Higher Food, Gas Prices to "Hurt Putin"

Former “Star Trek” actor and left-wing activist George Takei received a verbal smackdown from Twitter users after he claimed that the West could bear the brunt of rising food and gasoline prices in order to stick it to Vladimir Putin.

“We can endure higher prices for food and gas if it means putting the screws to Putin. Consider it a patriotic donation in the fight for freedom over tyranny,” Takei wrote on Twitter Friday evening.

Twitter users immediately fired back.

“Hey rich guy, you can endure this, but us working class people, this is crushing us. But what do you [care] looking down your nose at the people who make your world run…” podcaster Britt Griffith replied, including a photo of a gas station with prices in the $6 USD range.

“We can endure higher prices for food and gas. But some can endure them more easily than others,” lawyer and YouTube commentator Viva Frei said, including a screenshot of Takei’s apparent $14 million net worth.

“Many [people] and veteran[s] live paycheck to check barely surviving now,” veterans’ nonprofit Code of Vets tweeted in response. “This post is out of touch with the average American.”

I think this sermon to Americans about the great value and need to "endure" higher prices for food and gas, valid or not, should stop being delivered by rich celebrities and television pundits who won't even notice anything different. It's easy to demand *others* "sacrifice," wrote Glenn Greenwald.

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