A Separate Culture

I was watching Bill Maher earlier this morning. I don’t know anything about him. He seemed to have had some sort of nervous breakdown when Trump got elected, and this was the first time he’d talked about it. So I listened to him.

He was worried that Trump was going to use the FBI against him. Which reminded me how Alex Jones had been worrying that Hillary Clinton would have him murdered. Were either fears real? Perhaps they were. I don’t know.

And he was worried about Russia. There’d been a “slow-moving coup”. Comey and Putin had both been working to elect Donald Trump. The Russians had stolen the election. But did they? Nobody’s produced a scrap of evidence that they did. How could they? Wikileaks’ Julian Assange says the emails didn’t come from Russia. But Bill Maher says Russia “attacked us”. It was a cyber attack. And patriots should resist that, otherwise they’re not patriots.

Next up,  Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions has apparently said that “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” Maher said that medical marijuana had been made legal in California, but the feds came in anyway and busted people. I don’t know what Maher’s views on smoking tobacco might be, but I somehow wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was “Good people don’t smoke tobacco.”

There was a time, 10 years or more ago, when I was very sympathetic to marijuana legalisation. But that was back when tobacco was completely legal. And now I don’t give a damn about marijuana. If you can’t smoke tobacco, pretty soon you’re not going to be allowed to smoke anything, never mind marijuana. Heck, you can’t even vape. And that’s not even got any smoke in it.

Maher says he’s one of America’s leading atheists. On religion, “Donald Trump is his own god.” That might actually be true.

Finally, Maher said “the environment is the most important issue.” And, no, I don’t think it is. I can think of about 10 things that are more important than the environment. I’m just so sick of environmentalism. I used to be quite sympathetic, a long time ago. Not any more. I’d like to go back to Victorian England, coal-fired steam engines, chimneys belching black smoke, covering everything with thick layers of soot. I’d like to go back just to see the dismay on the faces of the environmentalists.

And, of course, “We won the election by 3 million votes.” But it’s the Electoral College that counts.

There was a time, maybe 30 years ago, when I might have agreed with Bill Maher about everything. Now, I agree about nothing. We live in separate realities. Separate cultures. Believing different things.

Bill Maher belongs to a separate culture. One I don’t belong to. And it’s probably only going become more and more separate.

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16 Responses to A Separate Culture

  1. maher is on the way out, along with all the rest of em- watch it unfold.

  2. Roobeedoo2 says:

    He comes off as a whiny-arse, sore loser. He thinks people don’t care about political correctness, even whilst he wields like a mace. And that last quote about the Dekotas just shows he’s only interested in California and what comes out of that state…

  3. Russ Tovich says:

    “We won the election by 3 million votes.”

    And all of those were by illegals in California. :)


  4. Joe L. says:

    I don’t know what Maher’s views on smoking tobacco might be, but I somehow wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was “Good people don’t smoke tobacco.”

    You would be correct, Frank. Bill Maher, like Jon Stewart, is a former comedian who transitioned into the host of a progressive political television program; both are also ex-smokers.

    • waltc says:

      Exactly. As I recall, his long-ago once-funny cable show was actually called “Politically Incorrect.” Then he briefly got a network show and became politically correct. For a time he did a live tour with Ann Coulter, debating politics, and both claim they’re actually off-stage friends. Then he got his current HBO show which is nasty and distortedly left-partisan.

    • Frank Davis says:

      At 8:28 minutes into this interview of Obama by Bill Maher, Obama says he’s an ex-smoker. “Ex?” Maher asks. “Ex,” Obama says. “Really?” Maher asks. “Yeah,” Obama says – and winks. He quite obviously winks. And Maher notices the wink.

      I think that means Obama still smokes.

      • Vlad says:

        If he still smokes but behaves so abusively towards smokers (for instance taxes and giving FDA control over tobacco), that only makes him a huge hypocrite.

  5. Tony says:

    This article is absolutely superb. Even though most people here are familiar with the case it makes it is nonetheless an excellent summary. I can’t praise it highly enough. A must read for Christmas.


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