We’re sorry this didn’t come out sooner. We wanted to get as many of our voices on tape as possible.
Full text of the statement is below:
The Once And Future Nerd is an organization that stands for love and acceptance, and vehemently opposes bigotry and hatred of all forms. We believe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. All people, regardless of race, gender, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, or any other point of identity.
Many of our listeners may be feeling fear and uncertainty at what the future has in store for them. To those people, we stand with you in solidarity. We vow to do all that is within our power to aid and support you.
Anne Frank was a young woman who was forced to live in hiding for two years before ultimately being killed by the Nazis during World War 2. While in hiding, she wrote “in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” In the film “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, the film’s protagonists Bill and Ted asked the world to “Be excellent to each other”. This is what we ask of all of our listeners today. Be good at heart, and be excellent to each other. If you see someone in need of aid, offer your comfort and support. If you see someone acting inappropriately, stand up and say something. Be good, and be excellent to each other.
America is not just 1 person living in the White House, nor is it the hundreds legislators on Capitol Hill. It is not even just the 130 million citizens who cast votes last week. America is all 325 million people who reside in this country, and no man at the top can tell you how to treat your fellow human. Treat people with kindness and respect. Tolerate disagreement but never become complacent in the face of abuse. That is your right, and that is your power. The actions of millions of good people will always speak louder than the words of the handful of people in Washington.
Be good at heart, be excellent to each other, and do your best to retain hope.
The Once And Future Nerd will return with full episodes within the first 90 days of 2017. Until then, we will continue to produce periodic bonus interviews. We also are always available to speak with anyone who would like to reach out. You can find us on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Reddit, via email (iordic.princes at gmail dot com) or through our website. Thank you for listening.