Conservatives are only responding to the culture wars
Bill Maher is an equal opportunity offender, God bless him. The comedian/social commentator would be denied tenure at the University of Wisconsin. He’d never get elected alder in Madison WI. He’d be thrown off network TV. Actually, he was, which is why he’s on HBO now. Maher pillories progressives and conservatives, sometimes when we deserve it.
If ever an environment was target rich, it is today’s Woke progressive agenda. In this episode, Maher takes off after trans-genderism — the latest trendy crusade of the New York Times and culture warriors. Humor is his scalpel:
“If you’re a man who wants to experience life without a pair of balls, you do not have to get surgery. You can get married.”
Werkes laugh track:
Maher notes that the ACLU frets that the impending overturn of Roe v Wade would disproportionately affect … gay people. “Women aren’t even listed.” We note the Dane County Board followed suit.
“If we can’t admit that in certain enclaves there was some level of trendiness to the idea of being anything other than straight, then this is not a serious, science-based discussion. It’s a blow being struck in the culture wars using children as cannon fodder.”
“I understand being trans is different. It’s innate. But kids do also have phases. They’re kids, it’s all phases. The dinosaur phase, the Hello Kitty phase. One day they want to be an astronaut, the next day you can’t get them to leave their room. ‘Gender-fluid!’ Kids are fluid about everything. If kids knew what they wanted to be at age 8, then the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses.”
As a kid, Maher wanted to be a pirate. He’s glad no one took the scalpel to his foot or poked out an eye.
Maher puts WILL’s lawsuit against the Madison school district’s “No tell” policy into perspective.
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