“Wokeism” is spreading like a disease.
Seemingly every walk of life has been infused with progressive politics.
But Bill Maher made one admission that drove leftists up a wall.
Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher had one of the worst cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome over the past four years.
He once called for the economy to tank simply to stick it to Donald Trump.
But Maher is an old-school liberal who’s at least willing to call out the insanity of the “woke” Left on occasion.
He recently did that with libertarian political commentator Kmele Foster.
During the show, Maher said, “Is the picture of America that’s presented by the radicals, I would say – Black Lives Matter, some of them, the anti-racists – of America 2021, is it an accurate picture? Because sometimes I’m like, ‘Are they talking about 2021?’”
Maher is correct; the narcissism of the “woke” movement commands that people don’t acknowledge the exponential progress the country has made in terms of race relations and economic opportunity for all.
Maher continued, “Am I wrong to not want to see race all the time? Because that’s how I was brought up. Like, that’s what a good liberal does, is you don’t see race. And now, they switched it all around, and I’m bad because I don’t see it all the time. Is ubiquity even effective? To make people aware of this issue at every turn?”
As Maher points out, the “woke” Left has inverted Martin Luther King’s vision of judging people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
Foster replied, “[O]ne of the first things the Biden administration did is got rid of these prohibitions that the Trump administration had put on this diversity and inclusion training . . . [O]ne thing we have to acknowledge is that this diversity and inclusion training can often increase people’s racial sensitivity, that it can often make workplaces less harmonious, that talking often about racism and discrimination can make people presume that it exists in places where it does not – and I don’t want to be the object of your special concern, or anyone else’s. I’m Kmele, and I’m an individual, and that is what’s important.”
Maher agreed with Foster’s point.
Obsessing about race is no way to go about creating an anti-racist society.
Identity politics is central to the mission of the woke, anti-American cultural arsonists.
They want to tear down society and they’re using race to do it.
It’s going to take more honest liberals to call it out in order to defeat the radical Left.