We’ve talked about Bill Maher being one of the few intellectually honest, leftist celebrities when it comes to terrorism (read Bill Maher’s Timely Rant on Islam), but he’s also pretty consistent when it comes to political correctness and the 1st amendment. He’s against the former and supports the latter. Across the board. I dig it.
Unfortunately as you’ll hear from the sound of his audience sitting on their hands, he was the only one on the show not impressed…
“They characterize themselves as the protestors in Tiananmen Square, but they look like the Chinese army,” Maher said of Mizzou students who blocked the media from the campus’ quad, designating it a “safe space.” “Their right to not be offended does not supersede the First Amendment.”
Maher was even less sympathetic to Yale protestors, calling them out for overreacting to “an email about a Halloween costume that doesn’t even exist.” Looking incredulous, he asked the rest of the panel, “Who raised these little monsters?” Steele called their intolerance for political incorrectness “a level that really does infringe upon free speech and opportunity to communicate what you think.”
Unfortunately you saw his panel defend these little monsters and make excuses for them, because obviously.
Look, these prissy school babies whining about mean things someone may have said that one time at Band Camp, a poop swastika, or how life is unfair, is not the same as actual racism or actual sexism (read Dear Mizzou Morons: You’re ‘The Boys Who Cried Racist’). And it does a huuuuuuge disservice to the legitimate victims of discrimination. What happens if the KKK actually shows up on campus some day? What happens when there really is a heinous crime committed against blacks at Mizzou? You’ll pick up your red “racist” telephone, but no one will answer.
So let’s not make the comparisons, Okay? Okay.