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BILL MAHER has a peculiar habit of infuriating the left from time to time. The popular TV host mocked those who criticize the past with the eyes of the present and exemplified his view with slavery. Of course, the left lost it.
He began his “speech” by criticizing the trend he called “presentism,” which judges history through today’s lens. Indeed, this is where he began with his speech about slavery.
“Everybody who could afford one had a slave including people of color. The way people talk about slavery these days you’d think it was a uniquely American thing that we invented in 1619 but slavery throughout history has been the rule not the exception,” Maher said.
“Who do you think gathered the slaves from the interior of Africa to sell to slave traders Africans who also kept their own slaves? I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: humans are not good people and the capacity for cruelty is a human thing not a white thing. Thats the truth, even though it doesn’t jibe with the current narrative,” he added to applause from his audience.
Not satisfied with this, Maher was harsh on today’s world, where, he said: “when truth conflicts with narrative it’s the truth that has to apologize”
“Being woke is like a magic moral time machine where you judge everybody against what you imagine you would have done in 1066 and you always win. Presentism: it’s just a way to congratulate yourself about being better than George Washington because you have a gay friend and he didn’t,” the TV host argued.
Joaquín Núñez es hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda y licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política norteamericana // Joaquín Núñez is a fan of Avellaneda's Racing Club and has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and American politics.