He’s a left of center pundit but Bill Maher is calling out the “woke” liberals.
“Uncle Joe is pointing liberals towards something they need to be more aware of: They have a bad case of progressophobia,” said the talk show host. “That’s the phrase coined by Steven Pinker to describe a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress. It’s like situational blindness, only what you can’t see is that your dorm in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War. If you think America is more racist now than ever, more sexist than before women could vote, and more homophobic than when blowjobs were a felony, you have progressophobia and should adjust your mask, because it’s covering your eyes.”
Maher, who is definitely not a conservative, does tend to call out extremism on both sides.
“[T]his progressive allergy to acknowledging societal advances is self-defeating,” said Maher. “Because progress, and hope that we can achieve it, is the product we’re selling, and having a warped view of reality leads to policies that are warped.”
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