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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
mayer is an idiot...Bill Maher: “Denying Racism Is the New Racism”
More news stories on Bizarre Racism Charges
Real Clear Politics, October 7, 2011
Bill Maher says the rule black Republicans must follow is to never talk about race or racism.
“In today’s GOP there is only one correct answer to the discussion about racism. And that is: There is no racism in American anymore. Except reverse-racism against whites. That sh/it is real. You know, like the rapture?” Maher said on his HBO program “Real Time.”
“If you think racism isn’t a problem anymore, you must be living under a rock—on Rick Perry’s hunting camp,” he said.
“And what is the Republican solution to these outrageous [racial] inequalities? There isn’t one. And that’s the point. Denying racism is the new racism. To not acknowledge those statistics, to think of that as a ‘black problem’ and not an American problem. To believe, as a majority of FOX viewers do, that reverse-racism is a bigger problem than racism, that’s racist,” Maher later concluded.
“And that is the unwritten rule about being a black Republican. You’re welcome in the party as long as you never, ever, ever mention race.”
[Editor’s Note: See the original article for the video of Mr. Maher’s monologue.]