Late night host and frequent critic of woke culture, Bill Maher is now slamming a new far-left demand that the word ‘equality’ be changed to ‘equity.’
Maher warned that that such a move would lead to a new world that wasn’t worth living in.
As The Daily Wire reports:
HBO host Bill Maher warned late last week that the recent push in society for equity instead of equality will lead the world that is not desirable to live in.
Maher made the remarks during a segment that mostly focused on an article in Rolling Stone magazine from last year that was about equity in the music industry. The segment comes against the backdrop of the Democratic Party and left-wing activists pushing for racial equity in seemingly every aspect of life in the U.S. During a separate segment on his show, Maher warned that the U.S. was “entering an era of re-segregation” which he said was “coming from the left.”
“And finally, new rule: If you believe in the philosophy of equality of outcomes, then you really shouldn’t have watched the Grammys last Sunday,” Maher said. “Because the Grammys, aside from the usual award show virtue signaling, are still largely about the idea that certain people do music better than others. And it’s okay to reward them for it. That’s called meritocracy. And it’s the opposite of guaranteed outcomes, equality of outcomes, as opposed to equality of opportunity. We used to call that by another name, trophy syndrome, a world that was created back in the 90s, where everybody, every kid gets a trophy, no matter how good or bad they are at something. Well, the result of that kind of thinking is that American kids now have a totally diluted and unearned belief in their charm, brains, and talent.”
“It’s not only that the entire generation wants to be famous, it’s that they think not being famous isn’t fair. If you think I’m exaggerating, let me quote from this article in Rolling Stone magazine last year, lamenting how streaming has not given us equality of outcomes in the music industry,” Maher continued. “The Grammys would look quite different if we followed this template. The article tells us that more than 1.6 million, million, ‘artists’ release songs between January 2019 and July 2020, 40,000 tracks a day on Spotify. And yet Rolling Stone complains, ‘today’s streaming landscape looks a lot like the music industry used to… a small class of artists… see not just the majority of activity, but damn near all of it.’ Yes, these are called the good ones.”