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February 22, 2022

Bill Maher on the Olympic Kowtowing Games

“We’ll give you access to our billion-plus consumers as long as you shut up about the whole police-state-genocide thing.”

Leftist comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” for almost two decades, has carved out a niche for himself in order to gain some traction beyond his subscriber-only show on HBO. In recent years, Maher has started popping up on occasion to challenge the leftist orthodoxy he generally embraces, and sometimes his objections pertain to high-profile Demo issues like adhering to “The Science,” the “woke” agenda, etc.

Last year, I highlighted Maher’s condemnation of Joe Biden’sHigher Education Scam.” In his typical profanity-infused conclusion, he declared: “A third of students spend less than five hours a week studying, and when they do it’s for their onerous BS course load [including] ‘History Through Twitter,’ ‘Advanced Racist Spotting,’ ‘Intro to Microaggressions’ and ‘You Owe Me an Apology 101.’ … Why is China kicking our a**? Because in 2019, we issued more undergrad degrees in visual and performing arts than in computer and information science or math.”

Maher is back again, this time with a scathing assessment of the ChiCom Olympic Genocide Games, the worst games yet. The great irony is that Maher fails to comprehend that the Chinese communist tyranny he condemns is right around corner from the socialist Democrat Party platform and policies he embraces.

That notwithstanding, what follows are some excerpts from his recent monologue, “Stop Kowtowing to China.”

On an American-born Olympic gold medalist skier who chose to compete for the Red Chinese: “Is that cool now, to choose to represent a totalitarian police state over America? The Olympics pretends to only be about sports but of course, the games have always been a bit of a proxy war for which country has the best system. And by choosing Team China, Eileen Gu became a living symbol of China’s triumph over the West. … Someone has to tell China, you can steal our trade secrets, our software, and our intellectual property, but we draw the line at our hot freestyle skiers.”

On tennis player Peng Shuai: “[She] recently vanished for a while when she said she had been raped by a government official.”

On ChiCom tyranny and Houston Rockets coach Daryl Morey’s forced apology for expressing his support for the freedom movement in Hong Kong: “In America, we’re supposed to root for democratic government, not apologize for it! But the NBA has a television deal with China worth a billion-and-a-half dollars. So LeBron James said Morey needed to be ‘educated on the situation,’ the situation being, ‘I’ve got some shoes to sell.’ ‘Kowtow’ is a Chinese word but boy, Americans have gotten good at it. … In 2020, NBA players wore jerseys that said ‘Freedom,’ ‘Speak Up,’ and ‘Justice,’ but I guess those things only matter for home games. Sorry, Uyghurs. Someone has to tell me where we got this rule that you can’t criticize China because I suspect we got it from China. Because after all, it’s where we get everything else.”

On Google: “For years Google refused to kowtow to Chinese censors, adopting the slogan ‘Don’t Be Evil,’ but the Chinese market proved to be so lucrative that, well, ok, a little evil.”

On celebrity kowtowing: “That’s the deal China offers American companies and celebrities: We’ll give you access to our billion-plus consumers as long as you shut up about the whole police-state-genocide thing. John Cena took that deal. China accounts for 34% of global box office and he’s a movie star now. So, like the Uyghurs, last year, he learned he needed to get some re-education. You see, John referred to Taiwan as a country as if were a separate country from China, which it is! But what China would like to do to Taiwan is what it did to Tibet and what it’s now doing to Hong Kong.”

He continued: “When a country can make your big muscly Macho Man action star grovel in their language, you know you’re somebody’s b**ch. In the original ‘Top Gun,’ Tom Cruise wore a bomber jacket but the flags of several Asian countries that are our allies sewn on the back. Well, the flag for Taiwan has now magically disappeared for the upcoming ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ And I thought steroids shrunk your nuts.”

Back to Gu: “Can you really blame 18-year-old Eileen Gu, who’s already made over $31 million as the face of 23 brand products in China, for following in the footsteps of other American celebrities? Some of Gu’s defenders say it’s racist to ask if she’s still an American citizen and she herself won’t say. Why is that racist? Why was it racist to think that COVID might have originated from a lab leak as opposed to from eating bats — besides the fact that the idea that COVID came from eating gross weird food seems way more racist than the idea that it came from a high-tech lab?”

Circling back to the leftist “woke” orthodoxy: “The definition of ‘woke’ was supposed to be being alert to injustice in society. But because the ‘woke’ now see race first and everything else never, fear of being accused of racism has given a free pass on human rights abuses to China and any other places that are perceived as non-White. If China was in Europe, would they get away with having concentration camps without more of an outcry from America?”

Finally, on justice: “Didn’t Martin Luther King say ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’? Can we still quote him?”

In Maher’s case, even a blind pig can find an acorn now and then…

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

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