Comedian Bill Maher says he hasn’t changed at all politically, but the left has. The late-night talk show host’s comments come from an appearance on the Ben Shapiro show. Shapiro and Maher were having a conversation about Maher’s recent takes. Some of the more “woke” issues of the day like the idea of children “transitioning” and “defunding the police” are things he simply doesn’t agree with. Many on the left would label him as a conservative for those views. Just the idea of sitting down with Ben Shapiro is enough to have leftists label Maher as some sort of traitor.
Such polarized views on topics that were never really in question is a very new thing. Maher says that within the past three to four years, things have gotten very strange on the left. Mainstream media and leftist politicians have adopted far-left ideals as the norm. Regular people who are somewhat involved with politics often find themselves alienated from modern-day progressives. Other people who traditionally vote Democrat without much thought behind it are typically ignorant of what’s going on. When they discover things like “Drag Queen Story Time”, they are appalled. Just like the situation in a California school where all of the parents found out about a Kindergarten classroom transgender reveal of a student.
Identity is a complicated issue in Western Society. Gender identity, sexual identity, and definitely political identity. Messages beamed from mainstream media and even online through social media influencers are very confusing. Thousands of genders, men using the same restroom as women, women competing against transgender women who were born men, and the list goes on. The average person in America doesn’t really understand any of this. Politically, people are also confused. Some people who think they are conservatives are simply just normal liberals like Tulsi Gabbard.
Bill Maher’s words on Ben Shapiro’s show did more than just express his own viewpoints. He also spoke for an entire nation of people who may just be too afraid to speak out and say how they really feel.