Bill Maher knows that America has a ton of problems, but perhaps the biggest one is that we’ve all become so stupid…and that’s the real existential threat to this country.
It starts out hilarious… listening to our young people whose ignorance is just mind-boggling — the first person to step on the sun is a guy named Spear. The biggest city in the world is Asia… no, it’s Europe.
As for how we got stupid, well, the “Real Time” host says schools and politicians are to blame because they’re all so caught up in causes that they’ve given up on education.
As to how this becomes an existential threat…well, the captains of our ship are politicians, who are now elected with ridiculous, demagogic advertisements. Bill plays a bunch of them and the candidates all look just plain miserable…yet that’s the exercise in getting elected. As he says, the end of every ad should say, “I approved this post, you motherfucker!”
You must see the ad for Marjorie Taylor Greene …and all the other contestants who think they can win by shooting shots and wiping out cars and bottles of Bud.
The thing is…that’s what gets people elected, and who exactly are those people? They are the ones who guide our country and set the policies.