Liberal tv host Invoice Maher criticized Individuals for complaining about their very own nation on Friday, arguing that different, poorer nations are in a worse situation and that “we’re not the dangerous guys.”
In a controversial section of HBO’s ‘Actual Time with Invoice Maher’, the commentator argued that Individuals ought to cease complaining in regards to the US as a result of different nations like Afghanistan have it worse.
What's the lesson of Afghanistan? Perhaps it's that everybody from the large dorm room bitch session that’s the web ought to take a superb take a look at what actual oppression appears to be like like. #Wokeistan #WakeUpCall pic.twitter.com/HoNJkucheF
— Invoice Maher (@billmaher) August 28, 2021
Liberals “under-romanticize America, they haven’t any perspective,” the tv host claimed, pointing to Saudi Arabia, China, Honduras, Venezuela, the Philippines, North Korea and Burkina Faso as different nations which have it worse than the US in numerous methods.
Maher even bizarrely implied that the one hunger in America is intentional hunger by actors who’re attempting to slim down for roles.
“Should you assume America is irredeemable, activate the information, or get a passport and ticket on a kind of sketchy airways that places its internet tackle on the airplane. There’s a cause Afghan moms are handing their infants to us,” Maher declared, noting honor killings, beheadings, organized marriages and feminine genital mutilation as issues within the Islamic world.
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He additionally went on to defend the US’ involvement in Afghanistan, claiming, “We’re not the dangerous guys. Oppression is what we had been attempting to cease in Afghanistan. We failed, however any immigrant will inform you we’ve largely succeeded right here, and but the overriding thrust of present woke ideology is that America is rotten to the core.”
“What’s the lesson of Afghanistan? Perhaps it’s that everybody from the large dorm room bitch session that’s the web ought to take an extended onerous take a look at what actual oppression appears to be like like,” Maher proclaimed, telling his viewers to “ask your maid, ask your Uber driver, ask the Asian girl supplying you with a therapeutic massage” and so they’ll inform you “this place is Shangri-La.”
“America is probably not the nation of your school lounge and Twitter desires, however nobody right here tries to flee by hanging on to an airplane,” he concluded.
The rant was closely criticized on social media, with customers accusing Maher of gaslighting Individuals like an “abuser” would.
“Issues might be worse so it’s best to cease complaining,” is abuser 101.
Be it an oppressive nation or a poisonous relationship.
— Crystal (@ItsCrystalSue) August 28, 2021
Invoice Maher ought to simply be a part of the fvcking Republican Occasion already. Cuz he’s been doing their work for them higher than any Republican might.
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) August 28, 2021
Simply because America is healthier off than some nations doesn’t imply we shouldn’t name out our points and attempt to do higher. If we don’t, we’ll devolve into an undesirable nation. We have now critical issues right here.
— Lori Hannah (@LoriHannah58) August 28, 2021
“Looks as if a big a part of the argument is ‘issues are horrific elsewhere, so we must always decrease our requirements right here.’ Cannot agree a lot with that half…” commented one man, whereas one other identified that Maher’s sheltered life as a California multi-millionaire wouldn’t make him very aware about the problems confronted in America as we speak.
“Setting the bar low. After all I like America however let’s evaluate ourselves to different western democracies and even simply rich nations,” a critic tweeted.
Others argued that the US is “one hundred pc chargeable for the plight of Afghanistan” and that Maher was simply spreading “neocon demagogy dressed up in liberalism.”
That is peak American exceptionalism. The U.S. is one hundred pc chargeable for the plight of Afghanistan.
Invoice Maher is what neocon demagogy dressed up in liberalism appears to be like like. https://t.co/yxWpMnsvuf
— Danny Haiphong (@SpiritofHo) August 28, 2021
invoice maher performed a key position in manufacturing consent for the afghanistan and iraq wars, disseminating probably the most deranged racist islamophobic rubbish in service of US imperialism. right here's that point he was completely destroyed and humiliated on his personal present by glenn greenwald for this pic.twitter.com/lQrHZAWWev
— ☀️👀 (@zei_squirrel) August 28, 2021
Maher did obtain applause from some Republican public figures, comparable to Texas Senator Ted Cruz who known as him “one of many few voices of sanity on air.”
Mona Charen, an editor on the neoconservative Bulwark web site additionally known as Maher the “sanest man on TV.”
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