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10 reasons why Bill Maher is a piece of shit

July 20, 2014

Does Bill Maher pretend to be an idiot, or is he really one? This is the question that came to my mind when I watched his latest puke-inducing fawning piece about Israel. The smug talk show host, for whom the expression “progressive except Palestine” was coined, plumbed new depths with his contempt for Palestinians and support for their oppressors.

Short explanation: “progressives except for Palestine (PEP)” describes the kind of people who are progressive in their beliefs in just about every way except when it comes to Palestine, where they become supporters of apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonialism. That view is typically explained by their ingrained belief that Jews have a different DNA than the rest of mankind and therefore all standard measures and norms are eschewed when Jews are involved. For example, if a non-Jew murders a person he is a criminal that should spend the rest of his days in prison but if a Jew murders a person there must be a good reason for it and he must be retaliating, therefore the victim is to blame. If a Jewish State practices apartheid with different sets of laws for Jews and gentiles and builds colonies for Jews-only, then they will extol the virtues of apartheid and colonialism! If the Jewish State locks refugees in a ghetto and liquidates entire families with American supplied military might, then it surely is because the victims did something wrong to deserve it! Bill Maher is the type of progressive that if in the future Israel decides to make dog food out of Palestinians, he would be the first to volunteer to be the brand’s spokesperson in national ads.

Here above in the video is Bill Maher, conducting a lively debate between an Israel supporter and another Israel supporter, moderated by a third Israel supporter. And a holy orgy of lies, distortions, misrepresentations and smugness ensues.

After watching the above spectacle it became clear to me that “progressive except Palestine” is insufficient to encapsulate Bill Maher’s world view. I had to leaf through my dictionary for a good hour in search of a better term. Fortunately, thanks to the richness of the English language, I finally stumbled upon the fitting expression to accurately describe Bill Maher: a piece of shit. So without further ado here are the top ten reasons why Bill Maher is a piece of shit:

1. The famed atheist who has gone as far as making an atrocious documentary movie where he mocks people of all religions for 100 excruciating minutes, turns out to be giving his endless support and admiration to… yes you guessed it… a state that was created based on religion, has religious parties in government, has no separation of religion and state and still bills itself as “The Jewish State”. Why does atheist Bill Maher support a religion-based state? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

2. Bill Maher repeats the lie and the myth that Arab states “started 8 wars against Israel” whereas in reality Israel started all wars against Arab states (including 5 invasions of Lebanon) with the exception of only one war – the 1973 Yom Kippur war which was in itself a limited war to reclaim territory occupied by Israel in 1967, and hence legitimate. Why does Bill Maher propagate unfounded myths on behalf of Israel? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

3. Bill Maher touts Jewish supremacy to Arabs by pointing to the fact that Jews have won more Nobel prizes than Arabs and that must be because of a higher percentage of “Jewish atheists” (whatever that means), which explains Arab backwardness according to him and Israel’s technological advances. Yet you would never hear Bill Maher advocating Apartheid S. Africa as a role model of a state and white supremacy as an ideology because whites won more Nobel prizes than blacks. Why? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

4. Bill Maher considers Israel morally superior because it could kill more Palestinians but it doesn’t. In the same way, Bill Maher would consider the US to be morally superior in Vietnam because it could have nuked the entire Vietnam but didn’t. Why is Bill Maher creating false morality arguments? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

5. Bill Maher who at some point called the US military budget “the world’s largest welfare program” and opposes such waste, doesn’t mind sending over $3 billion a year from his tax money, or around $2,000 annually for every single Israeli family, to subsidize Israel’s military. Why does Bill Maher believe American tax dollars are better spent on a foreign country than at home? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

6. Bill Maher helps one of his guests to spread the gigantic lie that Israel left Gaza and no longer controls it, even though the UN, the entire international community and even agreements that Israel signed view the Gaza strip as occupied territory, considered an integral territorial unit with the West Bank, both under occupation since 1967. Bill Maher would never claim that Warsaw Ghetto was not occupied by Germany because there were no German soldiers inside it. Why? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

7. Bill Maher tells Palestinians that they should forget their dispossession and move on, even though the majority of them still live under a repressive colonizing military occupation and some are locked in an open air prison behind walls and remote controlled machine guns. Would Bill Maher preach to Jews locked in the Warsaw Ghetto or in occupied Poland to forget and move on? Of course not. Why? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

8. Bill Maher blames Palestinian deaths on.. you guessed it… Palestinians. He upholds the mendacious claim that “Israel is defending itself” from rockets even though Israel is the occupying power and hence the aggressor. Bill Maher denies the occupied people the right to resist their occupation and incarceration. Why? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

9. Bill Maher makes the claim that “Hamas would wipe Israel off the map if it could” while ignoring the fact that it is Israel that has wiped and is still wiping Palestine off the map with colonies. Why does Bill Maher support the wiping off the map done by colonial immigrants but not the natives who were wiped off the map and who want to do the reverse? Because Bill Maher is a piece of shit.

10. Bill Maher ignores the ongoing colonial context and the Jewish state’s policies of Jewish exclusivity, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, colonization and “Judaisation” on the expense of Palestine’s native population. He ignores Israel’s discriminatory laws, its state definition of Jews versus non-Jews, the denial of refugee rights, the violation of dozens of UN resolutions and the Geneva Convention, the millions of people under Israel’s rule without basic human rights for generations – all these monstrosities that have been going on since Israel’s foundation and that no progressive would ever support. Is it because Bill Maher is ignorant, pretending to be ignorant, or is it just because he is a piece of shit? I vote for the latter.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. hayatli7 permalink
    July 20, 2014 12:48 pm

    I loved how you ended every point with that phrase, made me laugh. Excellent article.

  2. July 21, 2014 9:45 am

    This is an entertaining, intellectually stimulating and truth-telling piece of analytical commentary. Thank you.

  3. madams12 permalink
    July 21, 2014 6:58 pm

    Against better judgement I watched the clip of Maher (w/billionaire- jane harmon-retired congress rep)– truly a nauseating 5 minutes cram-packed with every cliche we’ve ever heard 1million times. ( like blaming Gazan victims for their own slaughter–today passing 500–or…Hamas can do no good, whilst the oh so moral IOF can do no evil BS).
    Each of them tried topping the other with their ‘hasbara’ BS.. as they sped thru a script of typical mythology.
    Looking back at American comedy, Maher is but another symptom of how low Empire has sunk — after glory days of Richard Pryor, George Carlin & Bill Hicks.

    Maher is Holywood/Hbo’s overpaid court jester. Although he’s pushed his anti religion POV along with his pro-atheism docu ….he seems to worship his new ‘religion’ (worshipping all things israel) every chance he gets & thus, informs us exactly why he’s their boy on the boob tube.
    He learned THE lesson after his innocuous 9/11 comment re: courage- He memorized a new script and picked up his 30 pieces of silver.

    I vote with you…Maher’s just a smarmy POS
    ….I get nauseated seeing his face..no joke.

  4. July 21, 2014 8:08 pm

    I saw this “episode of Bill Maher” and nearly puked while it was going on. Good for Bill, being as hypocritical as he is crude! Thanks for this.

  5. October 6, 2014 12:11 am

    I enjoyed reading your article! And I couldn’t help smiling every time you ended your paragraph with “Because Bill Maher is full of shit”. 🙂

  6. rogerworkman permalink
    November 3, 2014 6:50 am

    this reads as if Bill Maher hit your dog with his car.
    nothing personal. just get an editor.

  7. Mechaghostman2 permalink
    January 14, 2015 5:59 am

    Seems like you only listed one reason. Maher likes Israel. Also, Maher never speaks against Arabs. He speaks against Muslims. Quit confusing the two.

    • Bomb America permalink
      June 12, 2016 5:59 am

      He doesn’t speak against Jews, I wonder why.

  8. Bill Gates 1 permalink
    March 2, 2015 11:50 pm

    You convince me. Bill Maher is a piece of shit!! I thought he is more of a neo-liberal idiot!!

  9. April 24, 2015 8:50 pm

    You are exactly correct……if someone told Marhar that blacks or native americans are criminals and inferior, he would, and rightfully so, point to many valid and historic reasons why those people are in that situation………but when it comes to the oppressed and subjugated Palestinians, he becomes a moronic tea bagger.

  10. Steve blickenstaff permalink
    February 18, 2016 1:23 pm

    The only good thing he ever did was the movie body double. Lol. A true p.o.s.

  11. Steve blickenstaff permalink
    February 18, 2016 1:26 pm

    I liked him in body double. What not him? Then he has no redeeming qualities.

  12. Awais Saza Rir permalink
    March 15, 2016 12:00 pm

    Bill Maher is alright. He should support School Choice, though. He would be better if he was a little more conservative on some issues. The nation needs compromise. At least Bill Maher speaks out against the War on Drugs, which is actually a much more important issue than people fighting in the desert.

  13. robert permalink
    November 12, 2016 4:50 am

    Bill use to be a guy I thought you could get the truth on a lot of issues going on today. Since the election have started he has been one sided for one of the biggest crooks in government, Hillary Clinton. She has done many times much worse anything Trump has done but he won’t talk about any for the crimes she has done over the last 20 years. If you have lived in the U.S. you have seen the stories. Proven facts she has been up to her eyeball’s in. Crime after crime that Bill never talks about. Its not hard to see who Bill Maher is. Stories ,proven facts, statements for crime after crime and this is who he wants to be the president? I guess just that says a lot about Bill Maher.

  14. robert permalink
    April 1, 2017 4:22 am

    Bill Maher IS a piece of shit. All his shows now are an agenda to trash the president. He never says anything about the career criminal Hillary Clinton of the traitor Obama .People he backed .His shows use to make sense Now its just Trump bashing. But like all democrats the first thing on there card is to bitch about republicans so its not surprising that’s about all he has time for these days. 95 % of his guests have the same mindset so Trump bashing is first on the list.He has become the biggest ass clown on late night T.V. Fuck you Bill .I’d like to see The net works drop your worthless ass. I use to really like his show. Those days are GONE. .

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