Bill Maher is not known as a moderate Democrat, never has been, and still isn’t. However, he’s consistently criticized his progressive left-wing compatriots, including the President himself, regarding the ideology pushed in schools.
You’d think this would cause his fellow liberals to pause and ask themselves, “Bill Maher says we’re ruining children and pushing insane theories… perhaps we should reevaluate.” But, of course, that would require them to care about the consequences of the nonsense they regularly spew into the minds of our most vulnerable.
Mr. Maher feels so strongly about what is happening with kids these days that he opened his season premiere episode this last Friday on a discussion of schools – not the classified docudrama, not the war in Ukraine – our schools.
This proves that one of my former favorite comedic commentators still has his finger on the pulse of what everyday Americans care about.
BILL MAHER: “On the Left, there is rot, and it comes from academia, and it filters down.” pic.twitter.com/5RcAbi6SEu
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 23, 2023
It’s pretty incredible to watch a famous liberal say without hesitation what all of us parents have known for years.
Bill Maher opened his season premier railing on his party’s culpability in the state of our education system, stating:
“…anything that has to do with schools or education is something really the Democrats have to answer for because they control it.”
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Oh my goodness, Bill, preach it again and yell it from the mountaintops! I’ve been singing this same song since I was in school, which was over twenty years ago for those curious.
Bill Maher’s guests discussed this issue, touching on various aspects, from the decline in good behavior to gender ideology and the youth transitioning movement. Substack writer and, as Bill Maher pointed out in his show, openly gay Andrew Sullivan, railed on the liberal education system, explaining:
“They’re telling that people can choose to be a boy or girl or neither or both or something else entirely. That is a lie. You can’t. And it’s done in order to placate special interests in Washington, mainly the LGBTQIA+ people who’ve also been captured by the far left.”
Finally, someone willing to publicly say what we all know, this ruse of ’empowering youth’ to be their ‘authentic selves’ is all just a political power play of those with real power in D.C.
UPDATE: Chicago-area District 120, which is under fire for promoting “trans-friendly [sex] toys” for children, has also advised school staff on how to facilitate student sexual transitions, including the adoption of new names and pronouns, while keeping them secret from parents. pic.twitter.com/wQJJk6kSZP
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) September 2, 2022
Bill Maher and his guests touched on the transitioning of youth, with Mr. Maher making headlines by stating that:
“…I think the Biden administration is all-in on that.”
BILL MAHER: “Biden administration is ALL-IN,” on pushing tans ideology on children pic.twitter.com/tIWjtdKWo1
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 23, 2023
Bill’s other guest, Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace, explained that this transitioning of youth is being pushed as an acceptable medical option:
“They’re training these medical students to say that puberty blockers are reversible.”
To which Bill Maher chimed in somewhat ironically:
“…and this is coming from the ‘we’re the science people.’”
But is Bill right? Is Joe Biden ‘all-in’ on the transitioning youth movement? Has he drunk the rainbow kool-aid after his evening pudding snack?
Of course, he has; the combination of Joe Biden’s lust for power and the apparent deterioration of his brain makes him easily susceptible to this nonsense. So let’s take a closer look.
He Sees You, He Hears You
Last year the Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services pushed numerous memos and guidance on how the medical community should be handling transgender children. One such document was titled ‘Gender Affirming Care and Young People,’ with a subset office dedicated to mental health releasing another document titled ‘Gender-Affirming Care Is Trauma-Informed Care.’
Within these documents, the President’s DHHS recommends everything from puberty blockers to ‘top-surgery’ and ‘bottom surgery’ for adolescents.
In addition, the President himself released a video in support of this guidance that he “has their back” and followed up by telling parents that:
“…affirming your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe.”
To transgender Americans of all ages, I want you to know that you are so brave. You belong. I have your back. pic.twitter.com/mD4F0m3rU1
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 31, 2022
Think about that for a second. The President of the United States thinks that one of the best things you can do to keep your child safe is to allow them to take dangerous hormones that could cause irreparable harm and maybe eventually let them mutilate their bodies, eventually sterilizing them.
Yeah, I’d say he’s all in. But it gets worse.
Don’t Tell Your Parents
Recently there’s been a bit of controversy over public schools affirming students’ gender identity without telling the parents, let alone asking for their consent. There’s a great story in, surprisingly, a New York Times article that highlights a mother who would’ve supported her child, but was never able to support her child’s transition because the school kept the information from her.
When the New York Times is critical of a left-wing concept, it’s time to do some self-reflection, guys. Perhaps you think this is just crazy local public schools going off the rails.
However, they didn’t get the idea of keeping pertinent information from parents on their own. The Biden administration’s Education Department released a memo called ‘Fact Sheet on Transgender Students’ that states as a recommendation for schools to keep students’ pronoun choices private.
The President’s Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, when grilled by Congressman Jim Banks on whether he believes parents should be kept in the dark about their child’s transition, gave the following cagey answer:
“Our schools are safe places for our students, and our teachers are often the front-liners when it comes to supporting our students when they have issues in their lives.”
So, in short, the answer is yes, he does think parents should be kept in the dark. The arrogance to say that teachers are often the front-liners on students’ life issues as if that’s a good thing is appalling.
Parents’ voices matter. No one is more equipped to decide what is best for children than their parents.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 24, 2023
As a parent, I can tell you that I will never allow anyone other than my husband and me to be the front line for my children. No teacher, coach, aunt, uncle, or grandparent will be more critical to my children’s lives than me and their father – which is how it should be.
This sort of rhetoric from Secretary Cardona is a fancy oratorical way of removing the parent altogether from the equation, and it’s wrong.
It’s Not All Bad
I think it’s somewhat optimistic that some prominent members of the liberal community are finally speaking out against this craziness getting pushed in schools from Kindergarten through college. In fact, I intend to make sure I support and watch Bill Maher because his voice needs to be elevated and not canceled.
Last year left-wing activists called for his cancellation when he said on accurately said on his show:
“We’re literally experimenting on children.”
Luckily they were unsuccessful, but they will still try to cancel him. Last week he said what some schools are teaching is “outrageous” and “somebody needs to answer for it.”
“I don’t understand parents who won’t let their 9yr old walk to the corner without a helmet and Epi-pen
(..) but hormone blockers and genital surgery, fine!
— Navn Navnesen (@Chris_P_B_Acon) January 15, 2023
He’s not wrong, and the ones who need to answer for it are much more complicated than just the liberal ideologues. Where we are today with education is a culmination of a thousand little cuts over decades that the right allowed by abdicating the education space to the left and that parents allowed by trusting a government establishment with their children’s minds.
I’m glad Bill has woken up to what has become of our education system; I hope you all wake up too; our children and our future as a nation and, dare I say, civilization depends on it.
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