What Chris is talking about is leftist Ed Asner’s indictment of supposedly principled Hollywood anti-war activists who refuse to speak up about war in Syria.
Turns out, they are scared of being labeled a racist:
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.
Conservatives know that whatever they do, whatever they say, they will be labeled racists. It doesn’t matter.
They still take to the streets, go to town halls, write blog posts and in general, stand up for their beliefs.
Liberals, when faced with the same situation, do this:
One thing I think needs pointing out it the first reason Asner gave for the Hollywood anti-war silence:
Asner said the lack of an organized effort against war in Syria is a matter of timing. Bush took months to make the case for war in Iraq, giving the antiwar left plenty of time to prepare a response.
“It will be a done deal before Hollywood is mobilized,” Asner said. “This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its ass.”
This is infuriating, considering how many times I’ve heard some liberal tell me about Bush’s “rush to war.”
I mean, one of these folks made a movie about it and called it “Rush to War.”
Now we’re being told the reason they had such fabulous protests is because Bush too months to make the case.
If Bush rushed, doesn’t that mean Barry is going there at Warp 9?
There is another reason the anti-war Hollywood elite isn’t protesting, and it isn’t pretty.
It would be easy to pull something like that off. Simply invite them all to a “Save the Polar Icecaps Fundraiser w/ Fidel and Raul Castro at Lenin’s Tomb,” and collect them as they arrive.
If they did that, Asner wouldn’t be out there shooting his mouth off.