There is no voice of the American liberal left more controversial than that of comedian and actor Bill Maher, well known annoying the most radical Democrats who prescribe to woke ideology.
In his most recent monologue, Maher unreservedly defended Israel, arguing that the Western left criticizes a state that has supported the prefects of liberal democracies in a region where Islamic fundamentalism predominates absolutely.
"And finally, new rule for all the progressives and academics who refer to Israel as an outpost of Western civilization, like it's a bad thing. Please note, Western civilization is what gave the world pretty much every goddamn liberal precept that liberals are supposed to adore. Individual liberty, scientific inquiry, rule of law, religious freedom, women's rights, human rights, democracy, trial by jury, freedom of speech," Maher said in a harsh monologue on his show "Real Time."
The world would be a much better place if it had more “outposts" like Israel. pic.twitter.com/w6QlVSTaVe
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) November 4, 2023
"Please, somebody stop us before we enlighten again. And since one can find all these concepts in today's Israel and virtually nowhere else in the Middle East, if anything, the world would be a better place if it had more Israels," Maher continued. "Of course, this message falls on deaf ears to the current crop who reduce everything to being only victims or victimizers, so Israel is lumped in as the toxic fruit of the victimizing West."
Maher then argued that today, the neediest people live better thanks to Western values, citing significant historical figures.
"Martin Luther King used Henry David Thoreau's essay Civil Disobedience to help shape the civil rights movement. The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights owes its core to Rousseau and Voltaire. Cleisthenes never showed up for a sexual harassment seminar, but without him there's no democracy," said Maher, who later went on to criticize the simplicity of woke ideology.
"Yes, that's how simple the woke are. It's never about ideas. If it was, would they be cheering on Hamas for their liberation? Liberation? To do what? More freely preside over a country where there are no laws against sexual harassment, spousal rape, domestic violence, homophobia, honor killings or child marriage? This is who liberals think you should stand with? Women there should be so lucky as to get colonized by anybody else. And for the record, Jews did not colonize Israel or any other place, except perhaps Boca Raton," said the controversial comedian, who considers himself a classic liberal.