Things got intense on the “Club Random” podcast on Sunday when liberal HBO show host Bill Maher and self-absorbed, woke astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson got in a bitter argument over how to address wokeness on college campuses.
That topic came up when Tyson noted that Maher now refuses to perform on college campuses. Pressing Maher on the issue, he insisted that Maher should stop being a holdout and instead “adjust” to what woke students now find acceptable.
Tyson brought up how Maher no longer performs stand-up on college campuses, and asked if the comedian was writing off “an entire generation” by refusing to “adjust” to the shift in what students find acceptable to joke about. “So why is it their fault and not your fault?” he pressed Maher.
Maher, firing back, said that he will appear at places the appear in free speech, but that he refuses to have anything to do with those who are opposed to free speech and say things like speech with which they disagree is violence.
As he put it, “I have given up on any place that doesn’t even remotely attempt to believe in free speech, and thinks that anything they hear that they don’t like, that they don’t agree with is violence. These people are f***ing nuts, and you should be calling them out.”
Continuing, Maher scorched Tyson and others like him for just going along with what the far-left students want, saying that it would be far better for them and the country if they faced pushback on their radical positions instead of constantly being appeased and affirmed.
In his words, “You’re doing what parents do: You’re taking the path of least resistance, and therefore hurting the kids and yourself. Parents ruin both their lives. They ruin their f***ing spoiled kids’ lives, and they ruin their own lives because the kids rule the roost. So that’s what you’re doing on a national level.”
Tyson disagreed and so they came to no conclusion on that front and later moved onto debating transgender athletes. Tyson said, “So all I’m saying is, what is it that makes the man, the ‘man’? Is it the hormones? OK. If it’s the hormones, and you decide to give yourself a different cocktail of hormones — I’m making this up, by the way. I’m not saying it should happen this way. It’s a way to start thinking about it. Maybe the track meets have hormone categories.”
Maher pressed Tyson on the health effects of those hormones, to which Tyson responded by asking, “So you feel this way because you’re concerned about — you are so deeply concerned about the health of the people who try to find their place on the gender spectrum? You care about their health so much that you don’t want them to go through that?” Maher said he cares about everyone’s well-being.
Watch the back and forth here:
It's great that Maher calls him out. But Tyson isn't just failing to confront wokeness; he's actively promoting it. https://t.co/Yghg6iVOIL
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) November 6, 2023
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