Bill Maher Blasts the Left for Making ‘Children Hyper-Aware of Race’
By Movieguide® Staff
The NFL kicked off its season with a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 9. The opening ceremony included two national anthems, a decision that REAL TIME host Bill Maher called divisive and unnecessary.
Although the left-leaning host does not support right-leaning views on culture, police, and government, Maher has primarily called out the left over the past year.
“To me, when people say to me sometimes, like, ‘Boy, you really go after the left these days. Why?’ Because you’re embarrassing me,” Maher said on the show. “That’s why I’m going after the left in a way you never did before. Because you’re inverting things that I- I’m not going to give up on being liberal! This is what these teachers are talking about. You’re taking children and making them hyper-aware of race in a way they wouldn’t otherwise be!”
He continued: “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. 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.”
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) September 11, 2021
Maher has previously blasted the Left for trying to criticize America.
Movieguide® previously reported:
In reference to the events in Afghanistan, Maher spoke on the death of a social media comedian, known as Khasha Zwan on TikTok, who was tortured and killed by the Taliban.
“They forced him into a car, tortured and then executed him — a comedian,” Maher said. “Nothing like that hits a little close to home for me.”
“I’m sorry your professor said something you didn’t like. That won’t be a problem with the Taliban, because you’re not allowed to go to school. In Saudi Arabia, grown women can be jailed for doing the kind of things we think of as routine without the permission of a male guardian. China rounds you up if you’re the wrong religion and puts you in camps. More children in Burkina Faso work than are in school. Only 5% of Burundians have electricity. The homicide rate in Honduras is eight times what it is here. The inflation rate in Venezuela is 2,719%. The Philippines, in the last five years, has put to death 27,000 low-level drug dealers — my old job. In North Korea, people starve to death. The only people who starve here are doing it for a role. And the only people who have no water live in California.”
During Maher’s monologue, he encouraged U.S. citizens to look to other countries for insights on oppression and hardship before expressing their thoughts on America.
“If you think America is irredeemable, turn on the news or get a passport and a ticket on one of those sketchy airlines that puts its web address on the plane,” Maher said. “There’s a reason Afghan mothers are handing their babies to us.
“We’re not the bad guys,” he added. “Oppression is what we were trying to stop in Afghanistan. We failed. But any immigrant will tell you we’ve largely succeeded here, and yet, the overriding thrust of current woke ideology is that America is rotten to the core, irredeemably racist from the moment and so oppressive, sexist, and homophobic, we can’t find a host for the Oscars or ‘Jeopardy!'”