Bill Maher pummeled young Americans who subscribe to far-left ideologies such as communism and abolishing the police in a scathing diatribe. In a discussion about ageism, the liberal host of the HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher" hammered progressive Millennials and Gen Z for being "gullible" enough to actually want to cancel capitalism and Abraham Lincoln.
Maher highlighted countries such as Greece and Japan that respect their elders and go to them for wisdom, but noted that America's youth shows disdain for older people.
"This is the only country in the world dumb enough not to get this most basic, intuitive, obvious, 'file-it-under-duh' concept: that if, as they say, you learn something new every day, it stands to reason someone who's logged 10,000 more days is going to be, in general, wiser," Maher stated. "Life is a series of patterns. You don't see it the first time — because it's not a pattern yet — but by the third time, you go 'okay, I get it now.'"
The HBO host asked, "Is there anything more piss-ignorant than not using old people as a resource, not taking advantage of their accumulated knowledge?"
"Do you know the reason why advertisers in this country love the 18-34 demographic? Because it's the most gullible," Maher quipped.
Maher referenced a 2020 Gallup poll that young Americans were far more likely to embrace the revolutionary idea of abolishing the police.
"A third of people under 35 say they're in favor of abolishing the police — not defunding, but doing away with a police force altogether, which is less of a policy position and more of a leg tattoo," Maher joked.
While 33% of Americans under 35 were in favor of dismantling the police altogether, only 16% of people aged 35-49 wanted to abolish the police, and a mere 4% of adults aged 50 and older wanted to eliminate law enforcement completely, according to the poll.
Maher then cited a 2019 survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation that found 36% of Millennials approve of communism, which is up from 28% in 2018. The study also discovered that 70% of Millennials are "extremely likely" or "somewhat likely" to vote for a socialist candidate.
"36% of Millennials think it might be a good idea to try communism. But much of the world did try it," Maher said. "I know, Millennials think that doesn't count because they weren't alive when it happened, but it did happen, and there are people around who remember it. Pining for communism is like pining for Betamax or Myspace."
"So when you say, you're old, you don't get it – get what – abolish the police? And the border patrol? And capitalism? And cancel Lincoln? No, I get it; the problem isn't that I don't get what you're saying, or that I'm old; the problem is that your ideas are stupid," Maher blasted.
"You think someone 80 is hopeless because they can't use an iPhone? Maybe the one who's hopeless is the one who can't stop using it," the host continued.
"You think I'm out of it because I'm not on Twitch? Maybe I 'get' Twitch, but I just think people watching other people play video games is a waste of f***ing time," Maher said of the social media platform that streams live video of gamers.
"20% of Gen Z agree with the statement 'society would be better off if all property was owned by the public and managed by the government,' and another 29% say they 'don't know' if that's a good idea," Maher said in his final dig at progressive young Americans. "Here's who does know: anyone who wasn't born yesterday."
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A month ago, Maher went on the offensive against woke brats who control the media and use "Stalinesque" tactics, comparing the current cancel culture climate to that of the blacklist era of the 1950s.