In a recent guest columnist article Bill Maher wrote for the LA Times, he delineated the symptomatic defects
of cranial rectal disease that is manifested through free speech gone awry when he opined about a survey that showed many
high school kids believed government intervention was needed when publishing newspapers.
“Yes, I understand that
when you’re in high school you’re still very young and that no one really cares what kids say anyway,” Maher
wrote, completely dismissing the very thesis of his exposition.
Maher; who has to constantly remind everyone he is
a Libertarian (not a liberal), then turned to one of the liberal mantras that you should ‘do as I say do, not as I do
do’, by stating, “But the younger generation is supposed to rage against the machine, not for it; they’re
supposed to question authority, not question those who question authority.”
So, according to Maher, under the
vestiges of free speech, young people should analyze everything the current administration does or says, but they should in
no way ever question him or anyone who agrees with him.
He probably also thinks the kids should drink alcoholic beverages,
smoke dope, and have lots of promiscuous sex while they’re ‘raging against the machine’, because, well,
that’s what kids do. And if they’re doing that, why, they’d be just like him, after all!
the magical ‘sleight-of-hand’ liberals love to use, that’s better known today as ‘Dowdification’,
when editorializing about mean old Republicans. Governmental control over every aspect of our daily lives is a fundamental
bastion of liberalism. Complete governmental control permeates every nuance of liberal teachings.
Those same children
he attacks for wanting the government to approve the dissemination of news, have, for the most part, been indoctrinated by
liberalism for the better part of their young lives while they’ve gone up through the public school system. Their dereliction
is a latent derivative of that liberal indoctrination.
Since his cranial rectal disability prevents him from being
introspective, he doesn’t see this. He views it as a post 9-11 dilemma where, “the kids who first became aware
of the news under an ‘Americans need to watch what they say administration’”.
Then he goes beyond
a ‘Dowdism’ and equivocates before admitting his true beef. “The kids who’ve been told that dissent
is un-American and therefore justifiably punished by a fine, imprisonment - or the loss of your show on ABC.”
have made that mendacious accusation repeatedly since 9-11 and it has been promoted incessantly by media elitists, but the
truth has been just opposite. No one has expressed the belief that dissent is un-American or that you will be fined or imprisoned
because of it... that is an outright lie.
He did lose his job, though not because he was a dissenter, but because
he made an asinine comment that his employer thought was tasteless and crude. Therefore, he suffered a consequence because
of that... free speech only keeps the government from preventing you from speaking, it doesn’t, however, protect you
from retaliation for your inflammatory statements.
After attacking President Bush’s grammar, Maher jumps to revisionist history when he charges that kids
should, “be taught what those crazy hippies who founded this country had in mind.” Before this fatuous column,
he attacked Republicans for their religious belief in which he said, “We are a nation that is unenlightened because
of religion. I do believe that. I think that religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies. I think flying
planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. If you look at it logically,
it is something that was drilled into your head when you were a small child. It certainly was drilled into mine at that age.
And you really can't be responsible when you are a kid for what adults put into your head."
Yet ‘those crazy hippies who founded this country’ were even more religiously fervent in their beliefs
than most of our leaders are today. Not to mention the fact that the anti-war stance that Maher and his ‘flower-power,
dope smoking, free love’ crowd supports, is currently allowed only because those ‘hippie founders’ took
part in multiple wars to make freedom of speech possible.
He made an even more imbecilic statement when he wrote, “last
month the people of Iraq risked death and danger to send a simple, inspiring message: America, get out of our country.”
No, they were saying ‘we are embracing freedom and all the benefits it bequeaths’, they also announced publicly
and it was transmitted by most major media outlets; Maher must have been ‘busy dissenting’, that the Iraqis wanted
America to stay in Iraq.
Finally, after he had complained, for the thousandth time, about the loss of his ABC job and
the realization that the fruition of liberalism in the attitudes of high school kids seemed to be biting him on the butt as
the results of a liberal survey, he blamed everything on the organization that liberals love to hate.
even like to continue to say them [unpopular opinions] right out loud on TV, because if I just get up there every Friday night
and spout the Bush Administration’s approved talking points, that’s not freedom or entertainment. It’s Fox
It’s always amazing how liberals seem to think that ‘free speech’ only applies to them
and never to Conservatives. In one breath, Maher whines that his ‘free speech rights’ should be immune from scrutiny
and, heaven forbid, he should never be held accountable for the mendacious pablum he spews vehemently.
Then in the
next breath, he attacks any viewpoint that even hints at ‘dissention’ from the liberal mantra of ‘approved
talking points’ that is presented to the American public by every other news outlet but Fox News. Why wouldn’t
anything produced by Fox News be considered ‘freedom or entertainment’ just because it doesn’t agree with
his licentious stupidity?
But then, that just better illustrates another symptom of cranial rectal disease, of which
Maher is a perfect case study. Keep it up, Bill.
Lee P Butler