“Everybody hates it but nobody stands up to it. Because it’s always the safe thing to swallow what you really think and just join the mob,” Maher says
Liberal HBO host Bill Maher warned Democrats that the cancel culture mob they helped cultivate will turn against them someday soon.
On his closing segment of “Real Time” on Friday, Maher explained that cancel culture may not seem like a threat to the left now, but once they’ve cancelled all the Republicans, they’ll find new targets in Democrats.
“Liberals need a Stand Your Ground law…for cancel culture.” Maher began the monologue, “so that when the woke mob comes after you for some ridiculous offense, you’ll stand your ground, stop apologizing. Because I can’t keep up with who’s on the s—list.”
Maher pointed out the recent “canceling” of Mandalorian actress Gina Carano as the latest unnecessary casualty to the “woke mob.”
“She made some Nazi analogy. Who doesn’t these days?!?” Maher exclaimed. “‘You’re like the Nazis’ is the new ‘I don’t like you.’ ‘It’s always OK when Trump’s the Nazi.’…By the way, you can’t work in Hollywood if you don’t believe what we believe? Yeah, in the 1950s, that’s exactly what the left complained they were being told.”
“If you think it’s just for celebrities, no,” Maher asserted. “In an era when everyone is online, everyone is a public figure. It’s like we’re all trapped in ‘The Hills Have Eyes…and Wifi.’”
“Is this really who we want to become? A society of phony, clenched-a—— avatars walking on eggshells, always looking over your shoulder about getting ratted out for something that actually has nothing to do with your character or morals?” Maher asked.
“Think about everything you’ve ever texted, emailed, searched for, tweeted, blogged, or said in passing. Or now even just witnessed. ‘Someone had a Confederate flag in their dorm room in 1990 and you didn’t do anything?’ ‘You laughed at a Woody Allen movie?’”
“Everybody hates it but nobody stands up to it,” Maher complained. “Because it’s always the safe thing to swallow what you really think and just join the mob.”
“Memo to social justice warriors: When what you’re doing sounds like an Onion headline, stop,” Maher concluded.