Friday on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher criticized the recent Antifa rioting in Seattle and Portland, stating that “People don’t live in the world of political philosophies and endless intersectional theorizing.”
“When you’re rioting against Donald Trump and he loses, stop,” Maher urged. “I’m sure it’s fun to cosplay ‘V for Vendetta’ every night, but let’s be clear, as a means of actually effecting change it’s right up there with holding your breath until you get a pony.”
On the contrary, one thing 2020 proved is that violence, rioting, looting, and hateful intimidation work for leftists. Those extremes may make the more centrist propagandist Maher uncomfortable, but he’s wrong that they are ineffectual.
Maher went on to cite former Rep. Henry Waxman as an example of a Democrat who did meaningful policy work instead of simply burning down neighborhoods. “It’s easy to spraypaint ‘F*ck you’ on a federal building. It’s a little harder to work inside and actually make shit happen.” That’s very Old School, Bill.
He added, “People don’t live in the world of political philosophies and endless intersectional theorizing. They live in the world of, is there going to be a hot lunch at school? No lead in the toys. Getting minimum wage.” Wrong again. The leftists who are changing America now are fanatically ideological. They live and breathe the Marxist political indoctrination with which they were inculcated in college.