Bill Maher and John Stewart

“Liberals are becoming way too snide.

Liberals are paralyzed by woke culture.

Liberals keep sounding apocalyptic alarms about the dreadful state of society when things have actually gotten much better.

Those aren’t my words, though much of it boils down to common sense. It’s what some leading left-wingers are saying these days.

And it’s an important conversation. Since the left-leaning media are heavily focused on the fringes of conservatism, especially in this conspiratorial age, the outrages and excesses of their own side often go overlooked.

That’s why it draws outsized attention when someone like Jon Stewart, the left’s favorite comedian, implicitly rebukes his ideological brethren by proclaiming that, of course, the Wuhan lab-leak theory is not looney tunes but likely.

The latest blast from the late-night world comes from Bill Maher. The HBO host went off on liberal nuttiness, as he is increasingly wont to do. That doesn’t mean that Maher, who at times is a big-time Democratic donor, doesn’t still rip Republicans to shreds. But he is intellectually honest enough to be repelled by idiocy on the left.

“His audience laughed uncertainly,” Peggy Noonan said in her Wall Street Journal column. “You could tell they didn’t want to get caught laughing at the wrong thing and weren’t certain what the wrong thing was. Normally they’re asked to laugh at right-wing idiocy, which is never in short supply.”

Seizing on the term “progressophobia,” Maher called it “a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress. It’s like situational blindness, only what you can’t see is that your dorm in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War.”

Comments: No! No! Don’t tell them that! They might actually believe you and start acting like other than Marxist revolutionaries. We want them to run just as they are! pl

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8 Responses to Bill Maher and John Stewart

  1. akaPatience says:

    We want them to run just as they are!“. EXCELLENT point, but I suspect we don’t have to worry there’ll be a sea change of perspective between now and the midterms in 2022.

    While I can applaud both comics for stating the obvious, it’s also obvious they’re concerned about the consequences of the Left’s nuttiness electorally. No doubt they still want Democrats to dominate the political agenda, nuttiness notwithstanding.

    BTW, I can’t stand Peggy Noonan. Sorry. She strikes me as a sort of Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing, ostensibly conservative but part of the bubble-dwelling Beltway brotherhood who blather in boring conformity.

  2. Outrage Beyond says:

    Bill Maher is a Zionist and everything he says should be seen through that lens.

    I don’t know if he was a Zionist before 9/11, but if not he certainly became a hard-core Zionist afterwards. It was the price he (may have) paid to get back on the air.

    Immediately following 9/11, the lockstep media narrative was that the hijackers were “cowards.” In contrast, Maher said that no, it takes courage to fly a plane right into a building. This comment was sufficient to get Maher yanked off the air immediately.

    When he returned, he went full Zionist nutcase at every turn, although in some cases it’s more subtle.

  3. blue peacock says:

    IMO, wokeism is not the end goal. It is just a tool. One of the arrows in the quiver to increasingly distract and divide an easily fearful and compliant contemporary American population as they’re slowly made into serfs for the Party of Davos. Wokeism is one of the methods to increase the divisiveness among the American people as the fascists entrench themselves firmly over all levers of power.

    The fact that the “right” is busy fighting “marxism” and the “cultural marxists”, while the “progressive left” is busy with the fight du jour whether it is “white supremacy” or “critical race theory” while the fascists monopolize market, political and governmental power should be a dead giveaway. But…too many can’t see beyond their next tweet battle.

    How many average working class Americans are asking the question – why is power being consolidated by the same group irrespective of which party ostensibly has the presidency or majority in congress? Why was MAGA Trump’s presidency no different than Slick Willie’s? Why do we have such intense collusion among the national security apparatus, corporate media, Big Business & Big Government? Why are financial speculative profits concentrated among the few while losses are socialized? Why were any alternative viewpoints to the covid groupthink orthodoxy silenced? What role did the leadership at the NIH, Big Pharma, Big Finance have in the pandemic?

    Google funded research carried out by Wuhan-linked scientist Peter Daszak and his charity for more than a decade, it has been revealed.

    The tech giant’s charity arm,, has repeatedly provided financial backing for research and studies carried out by scandal-hit Daszak and his New York-based EcoHealth Alliance

    What did Bob Mueller know about the FBI’s framing of four innocent men for a murder they didn’t commit, and when did he know it?

    This is an important question for the “special counsel,” and for two days I’ve been emailing his press office, asking for answers about his tenure in the U.S. attorney’s office here. No response. Zip, zero, nada.

    The FBI railroaded four men, and then made sure they remained in prison for upwards of 30 years. They — or the estates of two who died in prison — were awarded $102 million in 2007 for false imprisonment.

    Henry Tameleo, Peter Limone, Louis Greco and Joseph Salvati were convicted of the 1965 murder of small-time hood Teddy Deegan. An FBI informant named Joe Barboza committed perjury on the stand in 1968, to settle some old scores and protect another serial killer.

    The FBI knew Barboza was lying. On March 19, 1965, one of the crooked G-men, who later died in a prison hospital while under indictment for a 1981 gangland hit in Tulsa, Okla., wrote a memo to J. Edgar Hoover naming Deegan’s actual murderers. Yet the FBI remained silent.

    The takeover by the fascists didn’t occur overnight. It is decades in the making.

  4. walrus says:

    It doesn’t matter how nutty the Democrats are if they control the voting process. What or who is going to enforce a countrywide transparent, fair and reasonable voting system, starting with the prohibition of voting machines and a requirement to use paper ballots with an independently auditable chain of custody?

  5. blue peacock says:

    ‘When corporations tell us what social values we’re supposed to adopt, they take America as a whole and divide us into tribes,’ Ramaswamy said.

    ‘That makes it easier for them to make a buck, but it also coaxes us into adopting new identities based on skin-deep characteristics and flimsy social causes that supplant our deeper shared identity as Americans.

    ‘Corporations win. Woke activists win. Celebrities win. Even the Chinese Communist Party finds a way to win. But the losers of this game are the American people, including both sincere progressives who are used as pawns and everyday conservatives who are silenced, our hollowed-out institutions, and American democracy itself.’

    Ramaswamy added that investors and CEOs are now determining what is good for society instead of the democratic process.

    ‘This new trend has created a major cultural shift in America. It’s not just ruining companies. It’s polarizing our politics. It’s dividing our country to a breaking point,’ he said.

    ‘Worst of all, it’s concentrating the power to determine American values in the hands of a small group of capitalists, rather than in the hands of the American citizenry at large, which is where the dialogue about social values belongs.’

    The elephant in the room is a fascist and totalitarian state! We have it but have yet to recognize it broadly while clinging to “Shining City on the Hill” and “American Exceptionalism”.

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