Bill Maher host of TV show “Real Time” slammed Democrats in the recent premiere of the show’s 21st season. He claimed we have “completely lost control” over schools around the country.
“I thought a great subject to talk about would be schools, because they’re in the news a lot,” Maher began the panel discussion on his show. “We live in a prison yard in this country, which is everything is tribal. And like anything that has to do with schools or education is something really the Democrats have to answer for because they control it. I mean, when you look at the Democratic Convention, it’s like three-quarters of them are teachers. My sister’s a teacher. I’m a big defender of teachers, but what’s going on in schools is outrageous, and somebody needs to answer for it.”
“How did we completely lose control?” Maher questioned. “How could any kid learn in this atmosphere when you can’t even survive? And these are all schools. This is not just inner-city schools. I hear this anecdotally from people. We’ve completely lost control of our schools.”
“One thing we used to tell kids was that there is someone in authority. And at some point, you have to take note of that person in authority,” Substack writer Andrew Sullivan stated. “Children who are taught there’s no such thing as authority, the most important thing is expressing yourself at all times, are never held responsible for anything or constantly being excused for everything, they’re gonna end up this way. They need direction. People need authority.”
“Especially kids!” Maher exclaimed in response.
“Why does a four-year-old come in, instead of teaching them the colors, you’re telling them, ‘Pick your pronoun’? Where on earth did that come from? And who told us it was going to be imposed on children?” Sullivan asked. “More and more, when you look at this curriculum, it’s all about that stuff. It’s all about identity, it’s all about being queer or trans. Children can’t understand that stuff, not in kindergarten.” “And you say that as a queer,” Maher pointed out laughing.
“I don’t want to teach five-year-olds about being gay. I think wait a little bit, and they’ll pick it up anyway. It’s not like they can’t watch the TV,” Sullivan claimed.
He continued, “They’re not telling them that, they’re telling them something worse. They’re telling that people can choose to be a boy or a girl or neither or both or something else entirely. That is a lie. You can’t. And it’s done in order to placate certain special interests in Washington, mainly the LGBTQIA+ people who’ve also been captured by the far left. We should say no to this.”
“I just don’t understand why this is the hill the Democratic Party wants to die on,” Maher responded.
“It sometimes gets to me when the younger ones tell me that I’m the dinosaur. Do you know what we of our generation went through as gay men or women? Do you know what we really did?… Do you know the actual oppression of dying in the streets, of dying of AIDS, of fighting for basic civil rights and how they turn around and tell us you are an old has-been, you need to just go away, and not only that you hate trans people. ‘F— you’ is what I’d say,” Sullivan said.
“But I’m tired of it. I’m tired of it. And the way they can’t debate you. They say immediately you hate people. I don’t hate people. I would cherish a trans kid. I just don’t want a little gay kid to be told suddenly he might be a girl inside. I don’t want kids who are not able to make these kinds of decisions decide to have medication, medicalization, sterilization, drugs before they even hit puberty. It’s just wrong.”
One of the guests on the panel, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), pointed out how many parents in her state are bragging about their children transitioning genders as early as age four. Maher reacted by stating he thinks the Biden administration is “all in on that”.
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