Invoice Maher minimize to the chase Friday night time … calling out intolerance Individuals now have for these with whom they disagree … intolerance that has led us to cease mingling with anybody who is just not like-minded.
The “Actual Time” host stated what’s merely true … a lot of Individuals will solely f**okay with folks whose views align with theirs, they usually simply cannot imagine any right-thinking particular person might embrace opinions opposite to theirs.
Invoice goes down the street with an instance — Arizona’s Republican Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem, who not solely believes Trump gained the 2020 election, he “cannot discover anybody who voted for Joe Biden.” In different phrases, dude’s residing in a Trump bubble, and doesn’t affiliate with anybody outdoors of it. He actually is aware of nobody who voted for Biden.
In fact, Maher then swings to the left, and says the identical is true there. His instance is hilarious, so we’ll spoil it. He invited somebody to a celebration at his home and that particular person declined the invite as a result of one other visitor supported Trump, saying he/she would not “breathe the identical air” with a Trumper. Invoice stated there is a phrase for such folks — ASSHOLES!!!
The purpose being … we’ve turn out to be so tribal … each side have essentially completely different realities, and that paves the best way for hatred and contempt.
As he stated earlier within the present, even watching the information — particularly cable information — has turn out to be downright harmful … the “realities” portrayed on each side are so skewed, it is not possible for viewers to imagine any sane particular person can have an opposing perception.
That isn’t to say folks cannot draw a line — reducing out racists, homophobes, xenophobes from their lives, however contrarians usually robotically get lumped into these buckets.