49 — WR the elder wrote at 12:22 AM on October 12:
The purpose of the words “racist” and “racism” are to try to control the minds of the populace and to prevent certain truths from being discussed. A kind of definitional bait and switch is always going on with those words. The nasty meaning of “racist” is someone who hates people of another race. But look up the dictionary meaning of “racism” and we get something like this:
racism - 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
Note how this conflates two completely different concepts in one definition — the notion that cultural and individual achievement are to some significant degree determined by race, and the notion that one race has the right to rule over others. Most of us here are “racists” by the first part of that definition, and there is nothing wrong with that, if in fact reality is such that human achievement is correlated strongly with race. It is never evil to accept the truth. I know of no one here who believes that one race should rule over the others. What we really want is to be left alone, by our busy body government and by the race hustlers of all stripes. We don’t want to invade Mexico, we just want Mexico to stop invading us.
Our opponents always make the following incorrect inferences:
1. WR the elder believes that IQ and other cognitive traits are highly heritable and differ on average among the races, and that these average differences explain much of the observed differences in outcomes among the different races.
2. Therefore, WR the elder wants to rule over other races.
3. And furthermore, WR the elder hates anybody who isn’t white.
Only (1) is true, my views are amply supported both by everyday observation and by innumerable psychological and genetic studies. But all the hatred and oppression directed against “racists” is based upon the incorrect inferences (2) and (3). Because the “anti-racists” refuse to accept (1), they have no choice but to blame all black and Hispanic failure on white racism. In so doing they encourage race hatred, against whites.
BTW, the necons really do want to rule over everybody else, invade other countries, and impose American hegemony on the world. They have caused massive deaths and human misery, and are bankrupting our country. Yet they are “anti-racist” and are considered respectable by the mass media, while people like me who prefer Ron Paul’s policy of non-interventionism are considered dangerous extremists.
44 — Question Diversity wrote at 3:40 PM on October 11:
41 Un-Indoctrinated wrote:
blacks who kill Whites are 16x more likely to get the death penalty than Whites who kill blacks.
Maher needs to think things through. Just because you “get the death penalty” doesn’t mean you’re going to get executed, there are a zillion legal hurdles in between the two. The truth of the matter is that whites convicted of first degree murder are more likely (twice as likely, IIRC) actually to be executed than blacks convicted of first degree murder.
45 — Pablo Picasi wrote at 3:50 PM on October 11:
Bill Maher is on the top of the list of hateful and nasty
“truthful political commentators”. His remarks about some public
and official figures, such as Sarah Pailin and others, borders on vile smears and intententional unwaranted personal insults.
This despicable gevelopmentally challenged MORON, as he freely callled evryone else should be taken off the air. Thank you and
God bless America.
46 — Anonymous wrote at 4:33 PM on October 11:
His demonizing black Republicans only stokes hate and violence. HBO is a coconspiritor in his vile bigotry.
42 — Anonymous wrote at 10:58 AM on October 11:
To answer some posters question if Bill Maher lives in a “diverse” area. No he lives in lily White Hollywood Hills. It never ceases to amaze me about these L.A based multicultural types and where they live. Los Angeles in now dominated by non-White areas. They are very cheap compared to the few White areas. Yet when I drive through the endless Latino neighborhoods I do not see one white face. Not a one. Some of these are not like Black areas. They are somewhat livable if a White person wanted to. Yet no Whites choose to. It shows you of the utter hypocrisy of these multicultural types.
43 — Gary wrote at 12:43 PM on October 11:
Maher’s claim to his leftist media fame is inventing vile slander against the majority (center-right Americans) which thrill members of the “progressive” (socialist) national press - things they themselves less cleverly babble at each other in private. Maher is their representative bad-boy foul-mouthed entertainer, free from any constraints of respect, responsibility, truth, regard for human feeling, or human decency in general.
Consequently, Maher provides us all with a flawless education of the dangerously juvenile and brainless nature of today’s American left.
An education all of us should apply in Novenber 2012.
He is essentially the secular left’s version of the storefront televangelist. And his interactions with minorities of any stripe consist mainly of berating Mexican valets who park his car before he heads into Fred Seagal, or some other upscale eatery. He’s worse than Tim Wise, and it takes talent to claim that mantle.
019 — 9mmMax wrote at 6:35 PM on October 10:
Give an idiot a megaphone and you get LOUD idiocy without end.
Maher must be taking another sociology class taught by Jenneane Garaffalo(?). Blacks talk endlessly about race and are more engrossed with racial identity than any other group. Yes, Cain, Scott and West are recent but welcome exceptions.
Where is Holder (managing gun running) when we need him to moderate a lively discussion of race?
15 — Detroit WASP wrote at 5:38 PM on October 10:
“Denying racism is the new racism.”
And stupid is the new smart.
Political Correctness is the new truth.
Truth is the new lie.
Remember when Maher was asking for George Bush to apologize for slavery?
I ain’t heard Maher bring that up lately. Wonder why? I would love to see Obama apologize to blacks for slavery. It would be the perfect irony to represent the stupidity of political correctness.
If any president EVER apologizes to blacks for slavery, I want blacks to apologize for Detroit, Cleveland, Gary IN, East St. Louis.
16 — Anonymous wrote at 6:01 PM on October 10:
I try to live my life without hate, but I have to say, I HATE BILL MAHER.
17 — Cogitator wrote at 6:04 PM on October 10:
Living in his insular world it is easy for Bill Maher to make such foolish comments. It would be interesting to see if he still toed the line after he had been gang raped by white hating blacks.
13 — Bandmo wrote at 5:33 PM on October 10:
I can only just wonder if Bill Mahar lives in a majority black area? These that spew this crap, go home and have nothing to do with them in real life.
14 — Question Diversity wrote at 5:37 PM on October 10:
Lamestream conservatives who either support the pizza jockey or like him (that describes almost all lamestream conservatives, sorry for the redundancy), are being hypocritical. They rightly predicted that Obama’s becoming President wouldn’t shut the black race hustlers up, that their complaints about “racism” would only grow louder. That prediction was spot on. (Most AR regulars here also predicted this, but unlike lamestream conservatives, we also forecasted an accurate reason why, that economic and fiscal realities would not result in a black-run utopia, and this would make blacks even more mad).
However, these same lamer cons now think that the “race industry” will stop busting their chops just because they either support or like Herman Cain.
Newsflash: “Racism” (per Bill Maehr’s definition) will never go away, as long as there are two or more white people on this Earth consuming oxygen, water and food.
9 — S.L. Cain wrote at 5:05 PM on October 10:
Bill Maher is a vile, loathsome, little toad.
10 — patthemick wrote at 5:11 PM on October 10:
We must get past the racism argument and pursue an equality according to ability program or we will simply implode due to the injustice of it all.
11 — White Guy In Japan wrote at 5:15 PM on October 10:
Let’s take a look at Mr. Maher’s neighborhood. Wonder how diverse it is.
12 — Nick wrote at 5:28 PM on October 10:
I honestly believe blacks and white liberals throw the “racism” charge around because they can’t think of anything else to say.
It is meant to silence (and smear) you in the absence of an effective rebuttal.
6 — Filled with Foreboding wrote at 4:29 PM on October 10:
Being from England, I don’t know who Bill Maher is. However, having watched his monologue - an exercise, it seemed to me, in self-congratulation - I think it safe to say that he is a man of insufferable smugness. Self-righteousness seemed to drip from every word. I wonder if he has been brainwashed and actually believes what he says - consider that 50 years ago such negrophilia would have been considered insane - or is he merely trying cynically to prove himself a safe pair of hands and so advance his career? I wonder if he knows himself.
7 — sbuffalonative wrote at 4:40 PM on October 10:
“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity,” Cain responded. “I don’t believe racism in this country holds anybody back in a big way.”
Herman Cain is the only Republican I know who is permitted to speak out on the topic of racism.
White Republicans are forbidden to speak of race. Unless they grovel and genuflect, no matter what they say, it will be used against them.
Mr. Maher is painting black and White Republicans into a corner. He condemns Whites for ‘denying’ racism and he dismisses comments made by black Republicans.
3 — MAJ wrote at 3:44 PM on October 10:
Why anyone takes Bill Maher seriously is a mystery.
As a second-rate comedian with a flimsy talk show on cable TV he makes it into the press more for the dumb and purposely “controversial” comments he makes than for the thought behind them.
If you watch his broadcasts he actually treats blacks with very little respect - mocking them or pandering to them mainly as fodder for jokes. His backhanded racists remarks are exactly what he is supposedly ranting against.
Nevertheless, as a classic knee-jerk liberal, he appears frightened that blacks may actually have low IQs and a propensity for violent crimes and this scares him so he overcompensates with idiotic statements like the ones above.