Star Trek did not promise that people would magically become inherently “better,” but that they would progress, always reaching for their highest potential and noblest goals, even if it took centuries of taking two steps forward and one step back. Ideally, humankind would be guided in its quest by reason and justice.
I think that tonight, it’s especially important to remember the “even if it took centuries of taking two steps forward and one step back” part of this beautiful quote from a woman who made history in her own role advancing reason and justice. We’ve taken a step back–a big one. But that does not mean that, together, we can’t continue to move forward.
I brought my Bands for Arms bracelets to Vegas for Jared and Jensen both to sign. So, I get to Jared and I give him my bracelet and he looked at it for a second and he realized he was wearing the same exact bracelet. He took his own bracelet off his wrist and signed it. He gave me his bracelet and kept mine and put mine on. So that’s the short little story of how I have Jared’s AKF bracelet now and he’s wearing mine. I adore Jared.