Let’s talk a little bit about assumed authority, shall we?
In this land of liberty, the greatest and freest nation to ever exist in human memory, we are all guaranteed the right to voice our opinions. This right was so important to our founding fathers that it became Amendment numero uno, and the insurance policy for this right just so happens to be Amendment Two. This is it; this is all. Without the right to free speech, we are little more than cogs in the authoritarian wheel.
But with great power comes great responsibility, (at least that’s what the Marvel movies keep telling us). We are the keepers of our own reputations, and when we abuse our powerful freedom of speech, we lose the respect of those around us.
This is to say, in a more succinct way, that wild accusations will diminish the impact of our words over time.
If this is to hold true, Rob Reiner should probably be wearing a red nose and performing for the Ringling Brothers at this point.
The President of the United States is a racist. He’s made it abundantly clear his re-election is based on white nationalism. If you support him, there can be no distinction between you being a racist and a racist enabler. They are the same.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 29, 2019
The longtime Hollywood mainstay has been one of the more vocal opponents of President Trump over the course of the last few years, constantly populating his Twitter feed with pedantic, partisan attacks on the man who’s trying to Make America Great Again.
And that’s fine – that’s his opinion, as he has chosen to express it via the First Amendment. The only issue now is his blanket assertion that any American who supports this President is somehow automatically racist.
The allegation says much more about Reiner’s heart than it does about conservative America, and it calls into question what impact Reiner’s air of celebrity will continue to have in the near future.
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