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Bill Maher Blasts ‘Woke’ Liberals Who Attack America: ‘Have A Little Perspective’

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Bill Maher Blasts ‘Woke’ Liberals Who Attack America: ‘Have A Little Perspective’

By Movieguide® Staff

Although comedian and political commentator Bill Maher is left-leaning, he recently slammed progressive Americans and woke ideologists who have “little perspective” when expressing their hatred for America.

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.”

Maher noted that while right-leaning U.S. presidents like Donald Trump and George W. Bush have opposed his views in the past, he has never feared for his life.

“Neither experience was pleasant,” the REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER host said. “But I didn’t have to worry about being dragged till I’m dead behind a Toyota Tacoma. Have a little perspective about the stuff we howl about here.”

He continued:

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!’”

Maher said that real oppression is far removed from American soil despite public outcry.

“Have you ever heard of honor killings, public beheadings, throwing gay men off of roofs, arranged marriages to minors, state-sanctioned wife beating, female genital mutilation, marriage by capture?” Maher questioned. “What’s the lesson of Afghanistan? Maybe it’s that everyone from the giant dorm room [expletive] session that is the internet should take a good look at what real oppression looks like.”

“No one here tries to escape by hanging on to an airplane,” he added.

Warning: The full video of Maher’s monologue foul language