HBO’s Bill Maher continues to be one of the left’s opinion leaders and he is now working on selling the socialist snake oil to his loyal audience.
Like so many of the tinfoil hatters in Hollywood, the smarmy sacrilegious host had his still-beating heart literally ripped out and then stomped on by special counsel Robert Mueller whose witch hunt ended with a whimper and the debunking of the conspiracy theory that President Trump was a Russian operative.
Just like rats fleeing a sinking ship, the diehards have jumped to another ridiculous conspiracy that new Attorney General William Barr is behind a coverup of any information in the report that would have been damning to Trump and his family.
During Friday’s edition of “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the foul-mouthed comic bemoaned the Mueller report and himself cast suspicion upon Barr but also did a pivot to the really big agenda item for 2020 Democrats and that is shilling for a system that has been historically disastrous everywhere that it’s been embraced.
In doing so, Maher did his best to sweep the inconvenient example of Venezuela under the rug and instead, cited a United Nations report on “world happiness” to make the case that the United States is ripe for the imposition of socialism which he is calling “Capitalism Plus” in a deceptive example of how the propagandistic left rebrands failed ideas.
It’s a nice term that fits on a bumper sticker since that Green New Deal isn’t really working out very well.
Bill Maher waved off concerns about socialism as a creeping threat in America and pointed to its potential to improve quality of life for citizens nationwide, dubbing it “capitalism plus.”
On Friday night’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host appeared alongside a screenshot of Fox News host Tucker Carlson near the words “The cost of socialism,” similar to the dire reports that often appear on the network to condemn policies deemed “far-left.”
Maher waved off the warnings, asking: “If socialism is such a one-way ticket to becoming the nightmare of Venezuela, then why do all the happiest countries in the world embrace it?”
The host was referring to the countries ranked highest in the 2019 World Happiness Report including Finland, Denmark, and Norway, which are all “socialism-friendly.” The United States was ranked 19th, despite low unemployment and crime rates.
Instead of socialism replacing capitalism, Maher said socialism’s influence in addition to capitalism could ease crushing economic pressures like healthcare.
“The right has a hard time understanding the concept that we don’t want ‘long lines for bread’ socialism,” Maher said. “We want ‘you don’t have to win the lotto to afford brain surgery’ socialism.”
Its shameless propaganda but then again, that’s what has made Maher into a very wealthy man.
How about just being honest and calling it communism?
After all, it was Vladimir I. Lenin himself who once famously remarked that “The goal of socialism is communism” and that is exactly what the political left led by Bernie Sanders and AOC are proposing once the camel’s nose is under the tent.
It’s easy to dupe gullible millennials with comparisons to Finland and other Euro-socialist countries but what about the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Cuba and the others where the worker’s utopia culminated in societal ruin accompanied by piles of dead bodies?
During the height of the Cold War, it was well established that Hollywood was a safe haven for communists and if elitist celebs like Maher and his ilk have any say in the matter it’ll be back to the future.