HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher slammed young people with radical left views spanning from wanting to defund and/or abolish all police to wanting to try communism, saying they are stupid ideas. Remember, Bill Maher is no conservative, not even close. He is a liberal, and for some things, like Islamic fundamentalism and stupid ideas like abolishing the police or trying communism, he’s so spot on it makes you wonder why he’s a leftist.
Maher’s commentary came during a segment in which he noted that many in other countries respect their elders because they have wisdom, something many young people today lack and so many young Americans believe the elderly are just in the way and are not with the times.
He pointed out that in India young people touch the feet of the elderly to show reverence and that in Japan there is a national holiday called “Keiro no Hi” or “Respect for the Aged Day.”
I understand this because as a young man I had an opportunity to get to know some elderly people. These aged Americans who I called my friends weren’t billionaire business tycoons or celebrities of any type. They were normal, everyday people who had wisdom and experiences that they shared with me that gave me different perspectives on life in America and around the world. They were the people who had a common cause. They didn’t have self-help books in their day because they didn’t have the time to waste trying to improve themselves spiritually. They were building a nation and fighting the evils of communism, national socialism, and fascism, which ironically are all flavors of the same international supremacy ideology not unlike the Woke Supremacy we have plaguing our civil society today.
“You know the reason why advertisers in this country love the 18 to 34 demographic?” Maher said. “Because it’s the most gullible. Yeah. A third of people under 35 say they’re in favor of abolishing the police — not defunding, but doing away with a police force altogether, which is less of a policy position and more of a leg tattoo. Thirty-six percent of millennials think it might be a good idea to try communism, but much of the world did try it.”
“I know, millennials think that doesn’t count because they weren’t alive when it happened. But it did happen. And there are people around who remember it. Pining for communism?” he continued. “It’s like pining for Betamax or Myspace. So when you say you’re old, you don’t get it. Get what? Abolish the police and the Border Patrol and capitalism and cancel Lincoln? No, I get it. The problem isn’t that I don’t get what you’re saying or that I’m old. The problem is that your ideas are stupid.”
He went on to say, “If you say let’s eat in the bathroom and s**t in the kitchen, yeah, that’s a new idea. But I wouldn’t call it interior design. You think someone 80 is hopeless because they can’t use an iPhone? Maybe the one who’s hopeless is the one who can’t stop using it. You think I’m out of it because I’m not on Twitch? Well, maybe I get Twitch. But I just think people watching other people play video games is a waste of f***ing time.”
Sometimes Maher has an ingenious way of getting a point across and in this case, the point he was making is not all new ideas are good ideas, and many so-called “new” ideas are just regurgitated really bad ideas and when you don’t know your history you are doomed to repeat the bad stuff.
“Twenty percent of Gen Z agree with the statement, ‘society would be better off if all property was owned by the public and managed by the government,’ and another 29% saying they don’t know if that’s a good idea,” Maher concluded. “Here’s who does know: anyone who wasn’t born yesterday.”
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Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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