Weekly Featured Profile – Ed Asner

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Ed Asner is an actor, a one time president of the Screen Actors Guild and a long time socialist activist.

Asner is famous for his roles in the 60’s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spinoff “Lou Grant.” The public knows him less well as a DSA Marxist, Communist Party USA affiliate and 9/11 “Truther.”

In 1984, Ed Asner was one of the “co-sponsors” of the Ninth Annual Banquet of the Labor Research Association. This organization was identified as a Communist Party USA front. It cooperated with the Soviet international front group, the World Federation of Trade Unions.

Asner has long been involved in the US’ largest Marxist organization – Democratic Socialists of America.

In a fund raising letter of May 1990, on DSA stationery, Asner stated:

DSA believes in a fundamental redistribution of wealth and power in this country…Join with progressive public officials like Congressman Ron Dellums and San Francisco City Supervisor Harry Britt…who are working through DSA to bring together the day-to-day battles for social change with the longer-term strategies and visions.

Your contribution of $20, $35, $50, $100 or more will make you a “card-carrying” democratic socialist. It will push forward the work of promoting democratic socialist alternatives and building a progressive majority in the Nineties.

In 1994, Edward Asner was an initiator of the International Peace for Cuba Appeal, an affiliate of the Workers World Party dominated International Action Center.

Ed Asner was one of 100 “prominent Americans,” including President Barack Obama’s later disgraced Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, who signed an October 26, 2004 statement calling on the U.S. Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible “inside job.”

…we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

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Comments

  1. He truly is a world class scumbag.

  2. L. Shamus McQuade says:

    He was and still is a piece of S__T!!!

  3. L. Shamus McQuade says:

    He was and still is a piece of S__T!!!

  4. Ed Asner is one of the greatest actors in the business. Why condemn the man for speaking his mind? He has a right to his opinions. I don’t agree entirely with Mr. Asner’s ideology, but I admire his tenacity in standing up for what he believes in.

    For commenters to dispense vulgar attacks upon Mr. Asner, I say: grow up people. Just because you don’t agree with someone else’s views don’t speak of them as they were a criminal.

    Ed Asner has devoted his life not only to acting, but for what he believes in would better this world (country). Why condemn a man for that?

    So what if Ed is a socialist. Does it really matter? That’s Ed’s business. He’s a superb actor. I really like him as an entertainer and he’s done a splendid job of it for the last five decades.

    Please, give Ed a break. He has a right to speak his mind. I think Ed was quite enjoyable as he gave Sean Hannity a run for his money. Ed doesn’t let the grass grow between his feet. He’s a fighter. I think it’s great that Ed is still offering his talents on stage and he has a vast following of devoted fans young and old. I liked Ed as Lou Grant on MTM when I was a little kid. MTM was one of the first adult oriented shows I remember as a kid on Saturday nights.

    We all differ in opinions. We can like or dislike whom we choose. But I will never condemn someone like Ed Asner for what he believes in. He’s a good hardworking man that has more talent in his pinkie finger that most of us could ever dream of.

    You’ve made it after all, Ed!

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