But, you can't stop there. You have to do something about it. And that's where the left will fall short.
Here's what's going on.
One of the few things that some on the right and some on the left agree about is that attacking Syria is a bad idea. Only, most of the vocal opposition is coming from the right. Why is that?
Ask Ed Asner, as The Hollywood Reporter did:
Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being called racist.Well, now, Ed, just who caused that situation? Who made it so that if you oppose Obama on any grounds whatsoever, you get thought of as being racist?
"A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama," he said.
That's right, Ed. You on the left. May I call you Ed? I'm gonna go ahead and call you Ed. Okay, Ed?
Well, Ed, this Frankenstein's Monster you created is out of control. You on the left -- well, not you specifically, Ed, since you are speaking up, but your buddies on the left -- are afraid of being falsely accused of racism, because you take a stand against something you believe is wrong.
What's it like, Ed? Tell me. I can't imagine. Except for every day when I experience it because of my opposition to the policies of the Democrats, including Obama.
You and I don't agree on a lot of stuff, Ed, but we do agree on at least two things.
1 - You shouldn't hold back from criticism of what you believe is wrong because someone will falsely accuse you of racism.
2 - You shouldn't be falsely accused of racism.
Okay, maybe you don't yet think the second. But, maybe this will help you come around.
While I generally don't support the same things you believe in, Ed, I do believe that you should be able to express your views without unjust criticism. So, Ed, why don't you on the left stop the unjust criticism?
It's not fun when something of yours bites you in the ass, is it?
Well, okay, I have to admit: it's just a little bit fun to watch.
I don't mind even being accused of racism, since it doesn't mean anything other than "you are white and I don't like you".ReplyDelete
When the sh!t really hits the fan, it's always good to know the opinion of someone who makes a living pretending to be someone else.ReplyDelete
Basil - Best. Gloat. Ever.ReplyDelete
Bacon to you, sir!
Oh, and I thought that poster was of John Kerry.
Loved that one myself. Thanks, Basil.ReplyDelete
As for John Kerry, does anyone else think his face looks like it melted a little since 2004? Bad plastic surgery, maybe?
in 2003 they were willing to take chimpy to task over IraqReplyDelete
now i'm told the Russian PM's hand grenade comment is racist
Best post EVER.ReplyDelete
Basil reads The Hollywood Reporter. Huh! :PReplyDelete
Your fear of being called a racist is racist! Ed! Face it Ed, you are a racists, because you believe that criticizing the occupant is racist and believing that not criticizing the occupant is racist. So when you criticize the occupant and he cries in his mom jeans, you are a racists. By the way, crying is racist.ReplyDelete
Most ironic juxtaposition in politics I've ever seen. After years of whining about the evil Bush and his heinous war in Iraq the Democrats are now surprised that most Republicans won't back them when they want to do the exact same thing in Syria.ReplyDelete
"anti-black" - Asner is even afraid of using the term 'racist.'ReplyDelete
Apparently, using the term 'racist' is racist.
Ed Asner on Obama: We're gonna suck up after allReplyDelete
Well said Basil!
When you're digging a moat around your king's castle Ed, make sure you are on the inside when it is being filled.ReplyDelete
did somebody sat my name?ReplyDelete
Hi Ed, long time no see!ReplyDelete