Anti-War Relic Ed Asner Admits Race Shields Obama from Leftist Criticism
Anyone who is critical of Obama is called racist.
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You know, I’ve got a story here in the Stack about Hollywood leftists, led by Ed Asner and Mike Farrell. Now, they’re a couple of relics, but they are the leaders of the anti-war movement in Hollywood, and they’re still influencing young actors and actresses, and they are admitting they don’t like this at all. They don’t like this Syria business. They don’t like what’s going on in Libya. They don’t like Obama’s foreign policy at all.
But they will not go public with it, and Asner admitted why. They don’t want to be seen as “anti-black.” Bingo again. It’s the same reason the Republicans are not standing up and stopping this or opposing it. Nobody wants to be seen as anti-black, and so opposing Obama is not seen as opposing Obama. It is racism. It is perceived as being against black people. Because of the nature of this nation’s past in terms of slavery, whenever a black person reaches a position of power we’ve got to relax all the standards.
It’s because of the soft bigotry of low expectation, because of all the sympathy, because we feel so bad for what happened that they can’t do anything wrong. We’re not gonna permit that. It would just be so unfair. It’d be so unfair, the first black president to get there and be subject to criticism? It’s not fair! It’s not fair! We got a long way to go before we level the playing field on what happened in the days of slavery.
So even the most virulent anti-war protesters in Hollywood are afraid to speak up, because even more important to them than their anti-war position is their position on race — and don’t doubt that for a minute. The civil rights movement is why Hollywood is liberal. Eighty percent of it, minimum. Maybe 90%. D not doubt me. The civil rights movement, the marches in the sixties, all of that is exactly why Hollywood’s liberal on everything else.