New Rule: The Guardians of Gotcha | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

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Published on June 26, 2020

Bill calls for an end to the shaming and canceling of people whose heart is in the right place on race issues, but don’t get it exactly right on the first try.

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40 comments

  • Nate 5 days ago

    I understand that view. But as a minority, we’re sick of teaching you. We’re sick of having to hold your hand and be patient. We’re seeing generation after generation of hand holding and patience going nowhere.

    We can’t fix your guilt, we are too busy fixing an unjust system filled with racism, homophobia, and sexism. Our priority isn’t your bad vibes, we got more important shit going on.

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  • BacklumChaam 5 days ago

    Sooooooo I shouldn’t care too much about racism? Done.

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  • andy robbins 5 days ago

    #CrackRocksMatter only

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  • SaVaGe All day 5 days ago

    No with that being said we dont wanna csncel every white person that didnt get it all they way right. Speak out be heard but use your dayum common sense

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  • Jillian Reeves 5 days ago

    Ppl are tired of “teaching” folks what they should go and learn on their own. It’s 2020. A good rule of thumb for anyone wanting to understand is Listen. Learn. Speak. in that order. Also, Old school liberalism was not a glaring success — I’ll pass.

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  • TheProfesser1 5 days ago

    You reap what you sow. This is why your liberal logic is disagreed with by people who value individual rights.

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  • Carlos Del Gado 5 days ago

    All humans have evolved equal. It is a shame that some are mistreated and taken advantage of. Humans need to care and protect one another. We are all in this. One planet, one human race, one life, and only one chance. Why are we wasting precious time?

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  • Fatal Shore 5 days ago

    “Liberalism is lifting people up”. The biggest lie of the 21st century. In what way does savage individualism line up at all with lifting people up, for every person lifted 10 are pushed into the mud. Yay lifting people!

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  • Raymond Henry 5 days ago

    To those who can’t bridge the empathy gap and say “White Lives Matter” as the response to race I say try engaging it as “Black Lives Matter too”. I don’t personally want or need special treatment. We just need equal treatment. The same treatment you experience as a member of the human race. Is that too much to ask? If in your heart the answer is ambiguous or yes then just be your best you and embrace that you’re a racist and be who you are and save yourself and us the pretence.

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  • D W 5 days ago

    White people being the CREATORS of racism in this country don’t have the luxury of error.
    so if you are feeling scared about what to say, and how to say it for fear of a backlash, or being canceled in an effort to show your support for black people, welcome aboard…you’re on the right track…now tread…very carefully…but tread, you must💯✔

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  • Homer 5 days ago

    So much racial tension built up in America people don’t know how to act or even interpret their feelings correctly.

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  • InSanctvs 5 days ago

    B is back on da track! 🙂

    And remember, before there can be discrimination of any kind, there has to first be differentiation of some kind.

    “Just stop talking about it…” – Morgan Freeman on Black history month

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  • Zeus GYD 5 days ago

    Elvis stealing little Richard’s act…you’re kidding…right. You take a still from Elvis on stage and compare it to a static pose of Richard Penniman as if Elvis were copying him…give me a break.

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  • Coach Beef 5 days ago

    You had me at George Floyd’s murder with 3 other cops watching indicates a systemic cop problem. You lost me in part at all cops are white supremacists. And when you looted and burned you completely lost me and made me buy a whole shitload of guns and ammo.

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  • TheRealist 5 days ago

    Sorry Bill, big fan here but find it hard to believe that a journalist had no idea that “all lives matter” is being (and had been in the past) employed by some as a counterweight to “black lives matter” ! Perhaps that level of ignorance in that particular profession is deserving of consequences. Other than that, I am with you on about everything else. 👍

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  • awardwin 5 days ago

    It’s become pretty obvious which party is the moral thought police, which party would rather shame than debate, which party blames identity politics & perpetual victimhood vs personal responsibility, and ultimately which party has a stake in civilization and which one does not. Yes, the left is tolerant of diversity but only as long as its not diversity of thought.

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  • J D 5 days ago

    those who’re there for the cause won’t shame anyone. those who’re there for the anger will come at you just for being white. hate just goes around and nothing changes.

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  • Sockcucker 5 days ago

    “And when I fuck up, tell me why”. Shaming has to be tool for good, not a tool for silence.

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  • InSanctvs 5 days ago

    “Those who preach peace do not have peace…”

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  • Šłēllā Śłär 5 days ago

    Just cancel lol white people, we suck, nothing we do is right, the ones canceling themselves R now hated by white ppl, so it looks like the white ppl who KNOW how to cancel themselves THE RIGHT way , will hang out amongst themselves. The white ppl who Are not racist, will keep going forgetting bout the white lunatics who canceled themselves , Carry-on!

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  • Thomas Kelly 4 days ago

    Very well said. I don’t always agree with Bill politically, but he is spot on here.

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  • Robert Rieger 4 days ago

    For a fresh new perspective on race relations from an up-and-coming Black intellectual, see this essay by Coleman Hughes:
    https://www.city-journal.org/reflections-on-race-riots-and-police

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  • davey dudely 4 days ago

    You are sweating the small stuff, Bill

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  • Moon Cloud 4 days ago

    Medical tyranny going on right now

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  • john Carlos 4 days ago

    I agree with most of what Bill is saying here. But No, that Kings announcer has a long history of racism and his “all lives matter” tweet was in response to a Black lives matter tweet sent out by a former Kings player.

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  • A 4 days ago

    There is a formula that is in play right now. If you can figure it out, you know what happens next. I’ll give you a hint… It’s not equality.

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  • Min Tang 4 days ago

    As i see it, this woke culture thing is beginning to become more detrimental to America and other western countries than Chinese cultural revolution did to China during the 70s.

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  • Evangeliman 4 days ago

    I think the problem is people don’t respond first with emotion. And even if they do eventually think with nuance it’s long after they feel like chiming in anymore.

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  • Vladimir Routing 4 days ago

    Identity Politics = Totalitarianism

    The truth is we have more in common with people of different ethnicities and religions than we can possibly know in a totalitarian system drenched in the divisive propaganda of identity politics.

    Identity politics are the core of every totalitarian state. Identity politics were the beating heart of Nazism, and the core strategy of the USSR’s liquidation of kulaks and other groups identified as enemies of the state.

    Identity politics eliminate the potential for class consciousness that crosses ethnic and religious boundaries. As noted yesterday in Our Impoverished, Pathological Society, “race is not a significant determinant of social polarization in today’s America. It is class that really matters.”

    Identity politics divide and fragment the debt-serf class into ethnic and religious silos that are propagandized into viewing each other as enemies rather than colleagues. The core of identity politics is if you fail to vote the party line, you are a traitor to your race/religion.

    The appeal to ethnic/religious identity as the sole definition of political selfhood is the perfect tool for manipulating the masses–and this is why the only possible output of identity politics is totalitarianism.

    In the U.S. both political parties deploy identity politics, but the Democrats in particular depend on the “if you don’t vote the Democratic ticket, you’re a traitor to your race” line of propaganda.

    The goal of both parties is of course identical: to fragment the bottom 90% who actually share common cause into ethnic, religious and secular silos that cannot possibly threaten the power elite’s hold on the nation’s wealth and power. If you fall for identity politics, then you’re complicit in an oppressive, parasitic system that aggregates most of the wealth and power in the hands of the few at the expense of the many.

    This chart shows that the bottom 99% received essentially zero income gains since 2009, but even those in the top 1% who earn their living have treaded water compared to the top 1/10th of 1% that own most of the nation’s capital and have used it to buy political power.

    95% Of Income Gains Since 2009 Went To The Top 1%:

    Berkeley economics professor Emmanuel Saez put out an update to his estimates of income inequality, and the headline figure has everybody outraged: 95% of income gains since 2009 have accrued to the top 1%.

    The favorite tool of fascists and totalitarian states is identity politics, for obvious reasons. Appealing to ethnic and religious identities fires up our built-in engines of identity and our propensity for “us vs. them” divisions.

    The truth is we have more in common with people of different ethnicities and religions than we can possibly know in a totalitarian system drenched in the divisive propaganda of identity politics.

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  • Dave 365 4 days ago

    MLK would probably said “All lives Matter”, I don’t think his vision was for just one race.

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  • berliner 4 days ago

    What’s wrong with “All lives matter”? Aren’t people discriminated for many kinds of ethnic backgrounds? I don’t think a bearded arab is far better of against police violence than a black man. Even white boomers suffer from police violence from time to time.

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  • Steve the Designer 4 days ago

    Al Sharpton called. He wants his hair back.

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  • JonnyOpinionated 4 days ago

    It’s a gradual, years long process, like Trump descending a ramp.
    Fucking gold.

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  • John L. 4 days ago

    Bill Maher, your an idiot !

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  • jpg52382 4 days ago

    Bill Maher has become the Male equivalent of a “Karen.”

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  • R Smith 4 days ago

    Thank you.

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  • Sidney PE 4 days ago

    When Bill Maher is the most reasonable person on the planet…

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  • Ben Carter 4 days ago

    This is your liberalism Bill.

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  • MrBeatboxmasta 4 days ago

    Most of the video is correct. The Sacramento one is wrong. It is abundantly clear why ALM is in direct conflict with BLM. There is a 0% chance that REPORTER (i.e. works in the media) hasn’t been told and hasn’t read numerous times why ALM means taking a stance against BLM. His stance did not come from ignorance. When you are explained why you are wrong but you still stick to your guns, it’s no longer a mistake; it’s a decision.

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  • CowOfFun 4 days ago

    In this video: Bill claims that BLM has shown us how hard it is to be an anti-racist white person.

    In this comment section: Not understanding that the phrase “All Lives Matter” is primarily used to diminish the phrase “Black Lives Matter”.

    If you feel persecuted by SJWs who call you out, understand that this is not a common experience. Take a step back and reflect on your behavior and beliefs.

    Bill’s takeaway from BLM should be that it’s hard to be black, not that it’s hard to be white. If you agreed with Bill, you deserve to be called out.

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