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As Confederate statues across the country are being dismantled, Bill unveils plans for liberal monuments to replace them.

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I think Bill maher rather devious and how he talks he does make a good point with the monuments And makes you think

8 months ago

Confederates were traitors. Anyone waving the Confederate flag is on the same level as one waving an ISIS flag.

1 year ago

Says the Confederate statues need to come down because of racism, comes up with the Jamal Washington Monument.... oh the hypocrisy

1 year ago

isolate her honor freshman trait.

1 year ago

Look up Jonathan Haidt liberalism is a cult of self hate this is why you can't rationalize what is going on in america and why trump won. The universities are creating cult members this is why you got antfa.

1 year ago

"I'm offended, remove this and do as I say" The left

1 year ago

As a life long southerner I can assure you that fake nice is the default mode of most people around here. They're nice because they're scared of confrontation and when it happens they erupt

1 year ago

just like us dutch people can handle a statue of hitler, lenin, napoleon, king phillips ıı of spain and julius ceasar, you guys can handle some statues of the former enemy too. Grow up.

1 year ago

Looks like people really got annoyed by this, judging by the dislike ratio. I guess it worked!

1 year ago

Columbia Professor Urges Democrats to End ‘Disastrous’ Identity Politics

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. 25 August 2017

“American liberalism in the twenty-first century is in crisis,”
writes Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla, due in no small part to
its embrace of a “disastrous” identity politics that divides instead of
uniting.

 In his newly released book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity
Politics,
Lilla, a self-described “frustrated American liberal,” decries the
implosion of the Democratic Party and liberalism itself, brought on by a
growing disconnect from middle America and the inability to paint a
compelling vision for the future.

Lilla’s new work expands upon “The End of Identity Liberalism,” an essay
he wrote shortly after last November’s Presidential election. In it, he
urged fellow liberals to face up to their party’s share in
responsibility for Trump’s victory, which Lilla attributed to the rise
“identity liberalism.”

 Liberalism, Lilla contends in his book, is rightly considered by many
“as a creed professed mainly by educated urban elites cut off from the
rest of the country who see the issues of the day principally through
the lens of identities.”

 The core of their error, Lilla suggests, is that Democrats have
thrown themselves headlong into identity politics, focusing on what
divides rather than what unites. As a result, many feel alienated from a
party that once knew how to bring people together.

 “The majority of Americans have made it abundantly clear that they no
longer respond to whatever larger message we have been conveying over
the past decades,” he writes.

Contra the opinion of many of his colleagues, Lilla says that the
source of conservatives’ strength has been “not money, not false
advertising, not fear-mongering, not racism” but rather a shared image
for America’s future, which—he claims—the Democrats have been unable to
produce.

 The liberal vision, on the other hand, which earlier centered on
shared values that bind the nation together, eventually gave way to “a
pseudo-politics of self-regard and increasingly narrow and exclusionary
self-definition that is now cultivated in our colleges and
universities,” he writes.

 So rather than expounding a common vision for the future, Democrats
have embraced a divisive vision of fragmentation, trying desperately to
please an unending series of special interest groups who see themselves
as victims requiring special attention.

 Democrats therefore no longer appeal to Americans, he argues, but
rather to “women, Hispanics, ‘ethnic Americans,’ the LGBT community,
Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific
Islanders.”

 The reaction of liberals to Lilla’s book has been overwhelmingly
negative, which may simply suggest how deeply the rot of identity
politics has penetrated his political comrades in arms.

Predictably, the New York Times finds Lilla’s analysis thoroughly
distasteful, and published a review by Yale University History Professor
Beverly Gage that dismissed Lilla’s critique as “trolling disguised as
erudition.”

 Writing in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia law professor
Katherine Franke went further still, comparing Lilla to David Duke, the
former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

 While Lilla may have effectively put his finger on the key problem
undermining the modern Democrat project, there is little sign that his
message will garner any support from the guardians of liberal orthodoxy.

 Follow Thomas D. Williams on Twitter

1 year ago

I guess the statues should be kept. We kept the nazi camps. Not because we are proud of those but exactly the opposite. We keep them as a reminder of what people can do. To erase history is to cancel progress and progress is filled with horrific mistakes. To remember is to say never again.

1 year ago

Alex Martinez I am not American and I can only speculate on what the horror might have been. I keep my opinion to my little sphere of experience althow I have lived a decade in each continent except antartica. I find it difficult to accept such monstrosity as a human and as the same such dismissal of history. (Forgive me for my English bit it's my 7th language and kepping up is a bit hard)

1 year ago

I do not think the artifact itself has an historical value wether building or statue. America has very little as it is, social responsibility is based on the accumulation of life lived and collective experiences, a bit of shame and personal doubt does much more good to a people then any parade or heroic display of a common act.

1 year ago

llochissimo Isnt there a difference between a reverential statue and a decrepit facility though? A real analog would be statues of Goebbels.

1 year ago

I haven't seen liberals this mad since their slaves were freed

1 year ago

We won, you lost, so stfu

1 year ago

If you don't want to be offended, don't be offended. Now that that is said, does anyone remember when Bill Maher was funny? I think he was, but I can't remember when it was.

1 year ago

finally we get the half time bit. don't seem to post those any more.

1 year ago

Maher must be special.other entertainers are called out for racist comments.he gets a pass?

1 year ago

(This will be down voted for hate speech)these statues are repugnant,pointless and lack valor and honor like the ones he replaced the "war on Christmas instead of the marines on Iwo Jima!How dare you,you smug Libtard fag .you sir just pissed off a family of military members all branches maybe if you served you understand monument over 26k Americans died or were wounded in that battle fighting for you against actual
fascist.and don't get me started on trump and golden gate never happened it's fake news from smug liberals like you (like if your a real American and not a commie)

1 year ago

They should just build a memorial for all the soldiers who died in the war. Make the statue just two hands together symbolizing unity.

1 year ago

Germany has accepted their dark history and are teaching newer generations how to be better than that. Why can't the US do the same?

1 year ago

Tear down Statue of Liberty. Another American symbol of hypocrisy, lies, and utter disrespect to those suffering under this easy for the rich capitalist system

1 year ago