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On a recent episode of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s podcast, comedian Bill Maher said that the political diversity of his audiences was changing.m”For the first time in my life, I am playing to a mixed audience,” Maher said. “I was in Nashville about a month ago, and the audience was about 60-40 liberal to conservative.”
“That never used to happen — never — I think it’s because 10 years ago, in my opinion anyway, the left did not have a crazy section,” Maher explained. “There was no such thing as woke, and now they do have a crazy section, which I call out as a liberal. I think I’m kind of one of the only people doing that, so there’s a hunger to hear that.”
“I think traditional liberals have had it with the far left of their own party, and they enjoy this too,” he added. “To be able to play to a crowd like I did in Nashville that’s almost split even … never happened before. The audience was almost all completely liberal, but things have changed.”
Scarborough, who spews hatred toward conservatives every day for a living, told his guest, “God, we need so much more of that. We have to have this country come together again. Unless you solve the hate problem, you will never solve any of our political problems. … When somebody just hates the other person, you don’t even listen to what they say, and you won’t even entertain what their point is. As long as we are in this place where I just hate this other side, nothing is going to change.”
Bill Maher explains why he’s playing to the first “mixed” audiences in his career and how Americans are hungry to hear the “crazy sections” in both parties being called out. Fascinating insights from Bill Maher here👉🏼https://t.co/NfWlzAR33E pic.twitter.com/L6aF7UZ2NU
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 6, 2021
Maher is correct. The far-left wing of the Democratic Party has gone stark-raving mad over the past several years. The problem is that much of the party has gone along with it.
Here are some examples from recent headlines:
1. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill to enact the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021. This law requires all public schools and universities to provide free menstrual products to students in all restrooms, including boys’ restrooms.
2. On Friday, Newsom signed a bill, AB 101, into law. High school students must now pass an ethnic studies course in order to graduate.
According to Cal Matters:
Specific lessons include “Migration Stories and Oral History,” “#BlackLivesMatter and Social Change,” “Afrofuturism: Reimagining Black Futures and Science Fiction,” and “US Undocumented Immigrants from Mexico and Beyond.” …
3. A UCLA accounting professor is fighting back after being suspended for not granting “racially preferential grading to black students in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis while in police custody.”
I could cite hundreds of equally crazy stories. Do these people wonder why they’ve become fodder for comedians on the left and the right?
The new religion of wokeness would actually be amusing if it weren’t taking over American culture and destroying the fabric of our society.
Wokeness in America been simmering for years, revealing itself from time to time, for example, in the reaction to the death Michael Brown in 2014 and in the “me too” movement of 2017. But it wasn’t until the death of George Floyd in May 2020 that it exploded into the open.
Floyd’s death wasn’t actually the cause; it was simply the catalyst for all-out warfare. The cries of racial justice began with an intensity we hadn’t witnessed since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It made no difference that conditions for blacks had improved greatly since that time.
And the left was delighted by the riots and the unrest that instantly spread throughout the country months ahead of the 2020 presidential election. It played into their strategy to paint then-President Donald Trump as a racist which was a real plan conceived of and promoted by the New York Times in August 2019. (Read: The Introduction of Race as a Central Issue in American Politics Can Be Traced to an Aug 2019 Staff Meeting at The NY Times.)
In a recent op-ed, historian Victor Davis Hanson calls wokeness “the evil of our age” and notes that “even the Chinese apparat could not invent a more evil, more macabre way to destroy the United States.”
He cites historical examples of civilizations that “abruptly committed suicide” after “collective madness” had gripped their citizenry.
The Jacobins in 1793 hijacked the French Revolution and turned a movement toward a constitutional republic into a totalitarian, year-zero effort to destroy the past and ensure equity for all—or else. The Reign of Terror—and eventually Napoleon—followed.
The effort to force war-weary Czarist Russia to reform into a constitutional monarchy ended up being kidnapped by a small but lethal clique of Leninist Bolsheviks. What ensued was the destruction of Russian life—and millions of corpses—over the next 70 years. Ditto Mao Zedong’s various murderous resets culminating in the cannibalistic “Cultural Revolution.” Mao’s final tab was 60-70 million deaths of his fellow Chinese.
And these historical figures used the same tactics that the woke are using today. They “toppled statues, canceled out the nonbelievers, [and] wiped away history.”
“Most of these bloodbaths started out with the supposedly noble idea of delivering social justice, equity, and fairness before they inevitably went deadly and feral,” Hanson points out.
Is there really any reason why America’s foray into wokeism will end any differently?
The left’s “crazy section” is not funny. Adherents to this dangerous ideology are methodically putting the U.S. on a course of self-destruction. The evil of wokeness has infiltrated every American institution, even the US military, and unless it can be eradicated (and soon) and completely discredited, it will end in our demise.
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