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.
We ended slavery, we didn’t start it, we never practiced genocide, abortion is global.
Do you know how many millions the Russians have murdered and enslaved?
Uh, how about both? Surely in the aggregate we are capable of multitasking.
What’s in it for a country to side with the US these days?
Getting lectured on how “global warming” is the greatest threat to mankind.
Being forced to accept sodomy as normal and healthy.
Making sure that Muslims are not discriminated against.
I think not. We strike people dead with drones - including our own citizens - for any reason that we (in secret) decide makes them a terrorist. That is just the tip of the iceberg. Plus we’re led by a gay muslim who was born overseas...
Maher always takes the easiest liberal viewpoint that feeds his oversized ego. Hate America first, and attack Christians. He is the ultimate spoiled, self-centered, ungrateful brat in a grownup’s body—with a big nose.
Bill Maher may have swerved into s powerful insight here, but not for the reasons he would deem relevant. The territory now under the governance of the Current Regime, that was once known as “the United States of America”, clearly lacks much of anything that could be called “moral authority”.
They write laws that do not address the problems they claim to, they ignore existing law, and they even selectively enforce the laws they write themselves. The Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut makes brave announcements that this red line is not to be crossed, then like disappearing ink, miraculously, the red line just disappears, and not much of anything is changed, except there is now an excuse to call for a NEW red line to be exercised yet again.
And will be ignored gain.
Even a blind pig (or Bill Maher) finds an acorn occasionally!
We not only practiced genocide, we made a president of of of its foremost practitioners. You might have a picture of him in your wallet right now.
Quick. Someone remind me of this BM’s bona fides to opine about anything. Graduating Klown Kollege does not count.
No, the United States has never practiced genocide, and that is a pretty insane thing to think.
Tell it to the Indians.
Lord knows there are plenty of them since the United States government never created a genocide to exterminate them.
That's not entirely true. Russia isn't some Middle East backwater where we'd send a carrier strikegroup and a handful of troops to do the fighting while the rest of America sits home and watches football on TV. We decide to engage in a war with Russia and everyone's going to be involved --whether they want to or not.
By “involved” I mean in uniform and I stand by my statement.
The historical record is undeniable. You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.
Exactly, the historical record is that there has never been a genocidal policy by the United States toward any group.
Very few Indians were ever killed by the government in combat, very few.
I’m sure we can take comfort in reflecting that the Jews who died in boxcars on their way to the death camps aren’t victims of genocide, since they only died from forced relocation under cruel conditions, and not direct killing.
Genocide is committed also by systematic destruction of a culture. Read up on the Indian Removal Act, which was federal law. Cowboys and Indians is a kid’s game. Grow up.
Well, troll, you don’t seem able to find this policy of extermination of the Indian by the United States, and bringing up death camps and Jews and Nazis doesn’t cut it.
If we had a policy of genocide and were trying to eliminate the race, what mass murder methods were we using, and why would we be giving them their own reservations, and when did we change the genocide policy?
I would also like to know the results of the genocide, how many Indians do you think the United States government executed?
Troll? Is that all you got?
Obviously not, read posts 40 and 41 and answer the questions, you can’t just keep repeating your silly claim as proof of something that isn’t true.
He said that the gates of hell shall not prevail against his Church. Victory is certain.