Bill Maher slams comedian Kevin Hart for his “ridiculous” claim that “white power and white privilege” is at an “all-time high”.
He calls out woke liberals for suffering from “progressophobia”.
Bill Maher, a TV show host of Real Time With Bill Maher, has pointed out that America has a history of racial history, using it as a rebuttal against the comedian’s claim during an interview with the New York Times which has been released to the public to read.
Maher fumes that “this is one of the big problems with wokeness, that what you say doesn’t have to make sense or chime with the facts or ever be challenged, les the challenge itself it conflated with racism.”
He adds that “saying white power and privilege is at an all-time high is just ridiculous. Higher than a century ago, the year of the Tulsa Race Massacre? Higher than the years when the KKK rode unchecked and the KKK went unchallenged?”
He begins to bring in more examples of the past, saying that Hart cannot compare white supremacy now versus the 1960s white privilege when the “Supremes and the Willi Mays still couldn’t stay in the same hotel as the white people they were working with”.
Maher then proceeds to play a video of the current president, Joe Biden, about the increase of the number of mixed-race couples on television, making a point that the far-left has “progressophobia.
Uncle Joe is pointing liberals to something that they need to be more aware of.[Progressophobia] is a term coined by Steven Pinker to describe a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress. ”
He continues to point out that there has been progress made in gay marriage and racial diversity on TV, commenting for liberals to “adjust your mask because it’s covering your eyes.”
The host still accepted that “racism is still unfortunately with us” and it is clear that it is necessary for fixing problems, because “racism is simply no longer everywhere. It isn’t in my home and it probably isn’t in yours.”
Hart has appeared on a New York Times feature in which he suggested that America was more racist than ever. Hart comments “for those who say they don’t understand that, or don’t see it, or are confused as to what that means, I’m going to say you’re a part of the problem.”