The Daily Beast conducted an interview with Kurt Russell not long ago and in it he explained that he was a “hard core libertarian.” That easily understandable from Russell, but what caught my eye was his remark about Bill Maher:
When asked about his libertarian views, Russell said, “I wasn’t a Republican, I was worse: I was a hardcore libertarian. I’m not a Bill Maher libertarian. That’s faux-libertarianism. He doesn’t know what it is. I like him, and he’s a nice guy, but seriously, that’s not libertarianism.”
Bill Maher is a complete asshat, but even asshats do something right now and then. Maher said something that hasn’t gotten enough attention and it certainly hasn’t received the indignation, outrage and ire from the left that it should have received.
On his show Maher said this:
“If you are in this religion, you probably do have values that are at odds. This is what liberals don’t want to recognize,” Maher said. “This idea that somehow we do share values that all religions are alike is bullshit.”
His politically correct guest disagreed with Maher, of course:
Chrystia Freeland strongly disagreed with Maher’s idea, saying that the Paris attacks should be a rallying call for diversity as a way of showing superiority to ISIS. This led to a series of exchanges as the table discussed whether the different value set automatically demonizes Islam in the eyes of America, and the merits of pointing out the extreme aspects of Sharia law.
When Freeland emphasized that you don’t change extreme Muslim perspectives by broadly painting their ideas as bad, Maher retorted that he was standing up for moderate Muslims, and that “killing women for being raped, I would say is bad.”
Here is the video of the segment:
In what is most definitely a rarity, Maher is right about this. Where’s the outrage from the left? Where is all the politically correct horse crap that would be flung at any conservative who said what Maher said? Where is the call for condemnation?
I haven’t heard any liberals taking a stand against Maher. And that proves that they’re pretty much all full of crap- especially any potential democrat candidates for President who appear on his show.