Skip to comments.Maher: Does U.S. Really Have Moral Authority to Lecture Putin About Human Rights?
Posted on 04/19/2014 2:31:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner JoeEdited on 04/19/2014 3:03:30 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Bill Maher took on American “ignorance and belligerence” over Ukraine Friday night (the less Americans know about Ukraine’s location the more they want to invade it), and pointed to America’s prison system to argue that the U.S. has lost its moral authority to lecture anyone else, Vladimir Putinincluded, about human rights.
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Maybe there is a brain in there after all...
No more than Bill Maher has moral authority to hold forth on religion.
> Maher brought up religion to say that belief in the afterlife is the most dangerous meme ever, before arguing that we have a hard time making the human rights case anymore like we once did, pointing to crime statistics and Americas number one spot on the list of nations by incarceration numbers.
Don’t blame us when you die and find out you were wrong Maher. We tried to tell you but you would’t listen.
Our country is now run by immoral men of Maher’s generation and political leanings...so yes, we no longer have any right to lecture other nations.
Does 0bama have the right to lecture about the US Constitution?
Oh well...maybe Maher will have a conversion and be your neighbor in Heaven.
Why? There is pretty much zero chance that he, or anyone he knows, would be involved in any conflict. John Edwards was right about one thing: There are two Americas. Taibbi and Maher's America never sacrifice anything.
Well Bill, let’s talk about the gulags
> Oh well...maybe Maher will have a conversion and be your neighbor in Heaven.
I would prefer no one go to hell though the liberals seem to bring a lot of it to earth everyday.
a thousand people die on the freeways in LA and it’s never this traitorous c#$#&sucker.
Not to take Maher’s side, but let’s talk also about slavery, genocide, eugenics, and abortion. We need to clean our own house before explaining to the rest of the world how it’s done.
In light of Waco, Ruby Ridge, Illian Gonzales, Bundy and many others, one has to give Maher his due on this one.
But the belief in an afterlife and a concomitant final judgement is the basis for all morality. As Dostoevsky said, if there is no God then everything is possible. That is to say, if there is no God and no final accounting for our actions, why recognize and respect anybody's rights? Why not just grab all that you can in this life without respect for others and when you lose or it's no fun anymore just "dash the cup to the ground" and commit suicide, like Ivan Karamazov said?
Atheists remind me of a Looney Tunes cartoon where Tweetie Bird is sitting on a branch of a tree as Sylvester the Cat is trying to catch him and eat him. Tweetie Bird pulls out a saw and saws off the branch he's sitting on but instead of him falling the tree falls with the hapless Sylvester in tow. All their talk about morality and human rights is a human tradition that grew from the mighty tree of religion, specifically Judaism and Christianity. They want to cut themselves off from that and somehow remain suspended forever at dizzying moral heights unsupported by any notion of ultimate human destiny, human responsibility, and meaning that transcends this life.
How can any sane person view the mass murders of the atheistic Communists of the last 100 years and still entertain the notion that atheism is conducive to human rights?
He cares about human rights? American Christianity defeated African slavery. It defeated neo-Pagan Nazism and saved Europe. It defeated Japanese super-race imperialism. And it defeated Soviet Communism.
And I tell you truly, it will defeat the neo-Marxism that is Political Correctness, Environmentalism and the slaughter of abortion on demand.
The leftists love equivalency and relativism.
We have a moral high ground to lecture the land of the Soviets.
If Billie doesn’t think so he should live and work there.
What moral authority does Maher have to criticize America?
Friggin’ America hating commies at every turn. Bite me, Maher. Sorry sack of dung.
> And I tell you truly, it will defeat the neo-Marxism that is Political Correctness, Environmentalism and the slaughter of abortion on demand.
I wish Jesus had said that. Would have come in handy if he had...lol
One Dimensional Maher.
Gay ‘rights’ defines all other issues.
He’s right for the wrong reasons.
We lost our morality when defending Islam and Sodomites became the focus of our foreign policy.