Ed Asner is a self-proclaimed socialist. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Item World, September 16, 2011), Asner was asked how he felt about the fact that Mary Tyler Moore (his co-star on the Mary Tyler Moore Show) was being given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild. According to the paper, his response was : “She’s changed. She’s a Republican. Last time I saw her she said Sarah Palin was a great lady”.
Obviously, Asner doesn’t approve of Mary Tyler Moore’s politics. Instead of being able to agree to disagree, he castigates her. Despite all the verbiage from the left about being so open and inclusive, as a group they are not. Not even close. If anyone disagrees with them, they will turn hostile in a second. As a group they do not have the capacity to carry out dialogue. I believe that most of that is because they know at some level that they have no real strength or reality to their arguments.
According to Wikipedia, “Asner is a member of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy and Democratic Socialists of America. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild” (a union), “in which capacity during the 1980s he opposed US policy in Central America. He played a prominent role in the 1980 SAG strike. He has also been active in a variety of other causes, such as the movement to free Mumia Abu-Jamal and the movement to establish single-payer health care in California…for which he created a television advertisement.
“Asner endorsed progressive Democratic Candidate Marcy Winograd in the 2011 California 36th Congressional district special election…He serves as an advisor to the Rosenberg Fund for Children, an organization founded by the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg” (noted communists) which provides benefits for the children of political activists.
“Asner signed a statement released by the organization 9/11 Truth in 2004 that calls for a new investigation into the September 11 attacks.”
Ed Asner is no friend of America. Yet, like most of the Hollywood elite, he continues to gain financially from the very capitalism he seems to hate. He is yet another socialist/communist hypocrite. He is presumptuous (see previous post) to say the least. Living off the nation that has allowed him to be successful while condemning it.
In November of 2008, after President Obama was elected, I sent an email copy of a commentary on my previous blog to a few liberal acquaintances and several friends and relatives. I did so because I wanted my friends and relatives to have a chance to see the post in case they had missed it. I sent it to my liberal acquaintances because I knew they would never come to my blog. I wanted them to see an opposing view. Most of them are incredibly insulated in a very leftist, urban world.
I have reposted that commentary below. If you read it you will see that the focus was on Barack Obama. I did not in anyway attack other individuals. However, several of my liberal acquaintances responded with a vengeance. One of them even had his wife write to me and tell me I was “not invited into (her) home”. Not surprisingly, that man did not have the courage to write to me or call me directly, even though we had known each other for 20 years. He sent his wife to do the task of attacking me for my views. You would have thought that I attacked each of them personally. Their reaction was so intense that I was initially taken aback.
This is the post that drew the demonization.
“So bye-bye, Miss American pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
Singin’, ‘this’ll be the day that I die.
‘this’ll be the day that I die.”
The people of America got what they wanted. CHANGE.
Change toward a European style socialist government.
Change toward an economic system that has failed in Canada and in Europe.
Change toward higher taxes for everyone and more welfare for those who can work but refuse.
Change toward a society that allows illegal immigrants in without question and that allows minority religions to determine the rules while majority religions have no rights at all.
Most importantly, America elected a president who will bring America to the type of fascist government that Hitler created in pre-WWII Germany.
Recall all of the freedoms you have lost in the past few years…all at the hands of Obama-style “democrats”.
Plan to lose your right to carry a gun.
Plan to lose your right to control your own property.
Plan to lose your right to keep whatever you have earned.
Plan to be forced to drive a car only when the fascists want you to…to use as much gas as they decide…to burn as much carbon as they decide.
Plan to have outside fires or fireplace fires only when they deem it “safe”.
And never again plan to wear cologne or perfume because it might offend someone with a personality disorder that “is overly sensitive to fragrances”.
In fact, plan for the day…not that far away…when the left will control every aspect of your life. Just as the National Socialist Party (i.e., fascists) did during the build up to WWII. That is what America has brought upon itself.
All because the left destroyed our economy during a Republican administration.
All because Americans were convinced by the left that the war in Iraq was wrong…even when it was the exact right thing to do.
All because the Republican nominee for president was the wrong man at the right time.
All because of racial guilt.
All because of the fact that the democrat candidate had so much money to throw into the campaign because he didn’t play by the rules.
All because the republican candidate created a campaign financing rule that was ill conceived and that he followed.
This is a very sad day for America. Worse than when President Carter was elected. Worse than almost anything that has happened to this country.
It gets worse from here.
Stay tuned for the destruction of the greatest country that has ever existed on this tiny little globe.
Bye-Bye Miss American Pie…………….”
As is my style, I responded to the attacks with my own brand of vengeance. I then received several additional emails from some of them, attacking me personally, questioning my personality, character, and the very core of my being.
That is when I came to a new realization. What happened to me is exactly what happened during the presidential campaign when anyone dared to ask questions about Obama’s background or qualifications. Anyone asking such reasonable questions was literally demonized…just as I have been. I was turned into a devil because I offered an opinion that differed from the liberal worldview.
This, my friends, is the strategy of the left. Shut up and shut out any opposing view, any challenging questions, or any insights that do not fit with the leftist ideology. This is the approach that Ed Asner has taken with not only Mary Tyler Moore but anyone who dares to disagree with his leftist ideology.
Because for the left, liberal fascism is a religion. Whether is relates to politics or the environment, everything is based on faith. There is no place for facts. For many on the left, allowing in even a glimmer of doubt is incredibly threatening. They react very intensely to anything that could possibly weaken their faith.
At some level, they know that their world is like a house of cards. They know it lacks a solid foundation. Without faith in their ideology, they have nothing.
That is why the left is dangerous.