Even though Bill Maher may not be ready to transition to becoming a Republican, he's certainly not shy in pointing out the uninformed shibboleths of the left.
The host of the HBO TV show “Real Time” on Friday advised Democrats that they would be at risk of losing the way they conduct themselves if they lose Elon Musk, the person who developed electric vehicles. It was a sign the shift away from the Democrats was in the making. “People are voting more Republican in November. The Democrats are going to get their a— kicked,” Maher declared.
One of the issues that the majority of Americans think Democrats are extremist in is transgenderism. Maher summarized that belief in his take on the topic Friday. It was amusing and, at the same time, extremely serious in light of the issue: What's happening to our children?
He first laughed about the growing number of people identified as LGBTQ.
The following is from Fox News:
“If something about the human race is changing at a previously unprecedented rate, we at least have to discuss it,” Maher began his monologue. “Broken down over time, the LGBT population of America seems to be roughly doubling every generation.”
“According to a recent Gallup poll, less than 1% of Americans born before 1946, that's Joe Biden's generation, identify that way, 2.6% of Boomers do, 4.2% of Gen X, 10.5% of Millennials and 20.8% of Gen Z, which means if we follow this trajectory, we will all be gay in 2054,” he declared to cheers.
“I'm just saying that when things change this much this fast, people are allowed to ask, ‘What's up with that,'” Maher said.
He also pointed out that after the controversy over overturning Roe in v. Wade, the ACLU did not even mention women as being among the groups that are affected by the ruling -they claimed that it was the LGBT population that would be “disproportionately harmed.” Of course, when you're not able to even define what “woman” is, it makes sense that you won’t be able to determine how women are affected.
He then got serious about the harm being inflicted on our children. The message was spot on.
“But someone needs to say it,” Maher explained. “It's okay to ask questions about something that's very new and involves children. The answer can't always be that anyone from the marginalized community is automatically right, Trump card, mic drop, end of discussion, because we're literally experimenting on children. Maybe that's why Sweden and Finland have stopped giving puberty blockers to kids because we just don't know much about the long-term effects, although common sense should tell you that when you reverse the course of raging hormones, there's going to be problems.”
Maher pointed out that there are medical concerns with these steps, such as issues possibly with bone density or fertility. “This isn't just a lifestyle decision, it's medical,” Maher said. “Weighing trade-offs is not bigotry.”
Here's the moment where he switched around to the left and is expected to join those who would like to unsubscribe his account. He explained that some of it is due to the fact that the transgender community is “trendy”.
“This is a phenomenon we need to take into account when we look at this issue. Yes, part of the rise in LGBT numbers is from people feeling free enough to tell it to a pollster and that's all to the good, but some of it is — it's trendy,” Maher said, noting the work of Dr. Erica Anderson, a transgender clinical physiologist who claims certain children are being identified as transgender because of the influence of social media.
“If you attend a small dinner party of typically very liberal, upper-income Angelenos, it is not uncommon to hear parents who each have a trans kid having a conversation about that. What are the odds of that happening in Youngstown, Ohio? If this spike in trans children is all natural, why is it regional?” Maher asked. “Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them… If we can't admit that in certain enclaves there was some level of trendiness to the idea of being anything other than straight, then this is not a serious, science-based discussion. It's a blow being struck in the culture wars using children as cannon fodder.”
Maher was later quoted as saying, “I'm sure the vast majority of parents do not take this lightly. And that it is very hard to know when something is real or just a phase. And I understand being trans is different. It's innate. But kids do also have phases. They're kids, it's all phases. The dinosaur phase, the Hello Kitty phase, one day they want to be an astronaut, the next day you can't get them to leave their room. ‘Gender-fluid' — kids are fluid about everything. If kids knew what they wanted to be at age 8, then the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses.”
Isn't that a little bit of truth? But you don't find mainstream media stating that, since ‘we have to accept the beliefs of any person.' There are many restrictions for children who take actions while they're under the age of 18 and it's not a bad thing that they're not yet old enough to make these decisions. While we're preventing children from having tattoos while they're younger than 18 due to the fact that it's “permanent,” somehow it's acceptable for a child to use puberty blockers or undergo radical life-altering surgery while younger than 18. What is the sense? It's a way to test the current generation and it's a shame.