First, you have to recognize the problem.
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.
“A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama,” he said.
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?
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.