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If Bill Maher hasn’t lost his card yet, he’s about to soon. It is a card of superiority, a card that says Maher is one of them, a protected group of celebrities and elitist TV hosts. The card shields its carriers from consequences and reality.
With Donald Trump out of the White House, Bill Maher has had more time to look in the mirror — not at himself but at fellow liberals like him. Maher tells his viewers weekly that he sees them — and they embarrass him. Thus, Maher isn’t catering to either side these days. Instead, he’s telling the truth, something so rare you sometimes wonder whether broadcast companies even allow it anymore. That pursuit of truth led Maher to the NFL’s promotion of the “black national anthem” on Friday.
“I saw last night on the football game, Alicia Keys sang ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ which now I hear is called the black national anthem. Now, maybe we should get rid of our national anthem, but I think we should have one national anthem,” Maher said on Real Time.
“I think when you go down a road where you’re having two different national anthems, colleges sometimes now have — many of them have — different graduation ceremonies for black and white, separate dorms — this is what I mean! Segregation! You’ve inverted the idea. We’re going back to that under a different name.”
The NFL claims it’s trying to unify Americans. However, promoting different anthems for fans of certain skin colors is the opposite of unification. Terms such as unity mean nothing to those who use them most.
Moreover, Maher is also correct that it won’t stop here — that institutions will continue to separate people by race, including graduation ceremonies and grading scales.
America’s leading institutions are fighting racism by racism. Isn’t that innovative?
In some ways, Maher is more threatening to the Left’s racialization of the country than Tucker Carlson or Ben Shapiro. Supporters of the Woke Loser Movement don’t watch Carlson or Shapiro — but they still watch Bill Maher. He reaches the group others who push back cannot. The wealthiest, most miserable, and entitled leftists pay attention to what Maher says. Enter the hateful Whoopi Goldberg.
On Monday’s episode of The View, a program hemorrhaging viewers, Goldberg got mad at Maher. She was furious.
“I think because we have gone backwards a good 10, 15 years, we’re having to re-educate people,” Goldberg says. “We’re having to re-educate people about how women want to be talked about, how black people want to be talked about, how Hispanic people want to be talked about, and yeah, it’s a little bit tough. Native-Americans, the Asian folks — these are all things that we — I thought we all worked together and got everybody to the point where, ‘Here’s what you can’t say.'”
Re-educate, huh? What does that mean? And who will be doing the re-educating? Please, let me know.
Goldberg went on to say, “We don’t think rape humor is funny, we don’t think talking about Native Americans in a really despicable way is funny. It’s not funny and we have to re-educate.”
Got that? Because Maher doesn’t want America to have two national anthems, he must learn rape humor is not funny.
Notice Goldberg made a total of zero solid points. She went into battle with the keywords black, women, and rape as ammunition. Goldberg didn’t have anything of substance to add. So she didn’t — she instead hoped no one would push back because she used the correct words.
Goldberg has likely been waiting to attack Maher for months after MSNBC turned on him when it called him an “angry white man.” Angry white men are the worst of the worst, they tell us. With that phrase, MSNBC sent a signal: Maher is now a target, go get him. That’s especially true when what he exposes pandering causes like “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”