In the latest episode of his podcast Club Random, comedian Bill Maher said liberalism and woke culture should not be accepted as the same thing.
His guest, billionaire Mark Cuban, began the conversation by decrying the arrogance of the tech culture in California.
Maher agreed and added, “The woke will cast this to some sort of two conservatives. No, we’re not conservatives. We’re not conservative…. You guys don’t get it. Woke and liberal are two different things. They’re very often the f—ing opposite of each other… Freedom should be a liberal thing.”
Maher added, “All my friends, at least the ones like on the coasts who are like our age… they all b—h endlessly about their f—ing woke kids. Again, these are liberal people. These are not people who are voting for Trump.”
“I’m a basic liberal, but they p— me off so much when they cop this attitude. Just don’t gaslight me.,” Maher said. “Don’t pretend. Don’t say things like ‘Racism has never been worse.’ Plainly, that’s not true.”
He concluded, “I’ve never been a guy who could play along with bulls—, whether it’s from the left or the right.”
But he’s much more tolerant of it from the Left.