It’s so weird to me to see how my opinion of what was once one of my favorite comedians shift so sharply in recent years. It’s genuinely awe-inspiring. Time was, this guy was the voice of a movement. The left had this big comedian who had big name draw and could speak truth to power. It was great stuff. He could go after religion so sharply. He fought against the regressive left and their ideas that Islam should be a protected class of people. Or how political correctness is fucking over comedy. He went up against titans. But those days seem to be long gone.
Now, Bill Maher is all about shitting on the youth. Shitting on the future of the Democrat Party. Why? Because they don’t want to accept corporatists. Because they have standards and refuse to just accept these corporate tools who want to shovel more of the same when we are TIRED of this game. A lot of people give people like me shit because I REFUSE to vote for a candidate I don’t believe in. I won’t participate in lesser-of-two-evils voting. That’s how we got Trump. The orange monkey in office is 30 years of lesser-of-two-evils voting coming home to roost.
In his most recent New Rules segment, Maher decided to go after Millennials again by saying that we need to stop saying no to corporatist candidates. We need to just accept a candidate, no matter how much of a tool they are. After all, Kamala Harris isn’t so bad. She’s a complete corporate drone who is against legalizing marijuana (how is Bill Maher on her side with that in mind? He’s been one of the biggest proponents of legalization, so why is he suddenly in her corner? Oh right, he’s a corporate shill too. Never mind), but so what? She’s been recorded at events for banks talking about beating the poor with a stick. Whatever.
Or with Beto O’Rourke, he takes oil money. So what? He’s a Texan, after all! Yeah, except we want a candidate who actually cares about the environment and the Green New Deal. Maybe a candidate taking oil money, when they have a vested interest in continuing to fuck up the planet is a bad thing? Just a thought.
Oh, and the bit about Elizabeth Warren with the Native American thing. Yeah, that was pretty stupid, of her and Trump. The whole thing made both of them look like idiots. But that isn’t why people like me refuse to support her. It’s because she’s said that she isn’t in support of universal healthcare or that she kissed Shillary’s ring before to try and cozy up to the establishment. Makes me question her motives.
Then he actually had something nice to say about Bernie, going after that point that there was abuse allegations during his campaign with some of his staff. Well, he didn’t know about that, and I am all for Bill defending him on it. In fact, Bernie is my go-to so far. Though, he hasn’t announced. That is leaving me wondering what’s going on. His silence with 2020 around the corner and the time being now that people are already starting to campaign is weird, to me.
I notice that Bill had nothing to say about Tulsi Gabbard. Oh right, he’s nothing but a tool of the mainstream media, and they DESPISE that woman. Why? Because she’s against the military industrial complex and wants to bring our troops home. She doesn’t believe in interventionist wars in the Middle East. She wants to bring universal healthcare to this country and is all for the Green New Deal, which Maher’s corporate owners are against. That woman embodies everything that Maher’s benefactors and now Maher himself stands against. So naturally, when talking about the Democrat candidates, he has nothing to say about her. That might make him too much like a liberal. Something we all know that Maher isn’t. No, now he’s a centrist corporate drone. To come so far, only to fall. Well done, Bill.
Finally, Maher shits on millennials again, taking the time to call them weak and saying that they have no real problems. I find the strategy of shitting on those who are supposed to stand with you really interesting. We’re seeing, more and more, that liberals are not just accepting the same old shit. We want something new, and will give those who refuse to give it to us and fight against us the one-finger salute all the way to the polls. Or rather, staying at home while they wonder where their base went. You’d think the strategy would be to try and reason with the millennials, saying that it is frustrating that there are so few genuinely liberal candidates running, but that we should at least hold the line. But nope! Fuck millennials, because fuck Trump. A strategy that I can virtually guarantee they are going to take with them to the campaign if a corporate Democrat wins again, and it won’t work. They know it won’t work, so the media is doing everything they can in this Trump-mania Blitzkrieg that is desperate to get the millennials on their side.
Maher, you haven’t had to worry about anything that millennials do for 40 years. You’re an old partisan hack who shits on the people who are saddled with mountains of debt because everyone told us when we were young to get degrees, and who are about to inherit a planet that is fucking dying. But please, shit on us a little more. I’m sure that is going to get even more millennials to come to your banners. I’m sure that the Democrats are going to win big by telling their base to fuck off. I’m sure that they are going to rally the country with another corporate tool. Let’s try that again and see what happens.
“Have I ever told you the definition of insanity?” – Vas Montenegro, Far Cry 3