I have lost all respect for Bill Maher. For decades telling an N-word joke that made black people laugh has been the Holy Grail of stand up comedy. If you did that you had bridged the gap. You were accepted as one of them. I remember when I was doing stand up comedy only black men would laugh at my jokes while white women shook their heads in disgust. I thought Bill Maher’s joke was funny. The only thing that offended me was his apology.
If you watch the show observe how many times Bill Maher angrily bangs his hands together. If you know my background in profiling, security, and psychology this body language is correlated with a person who is about to fight. While he is angry at himself he is projecting his frustration onto Donald Trump. Narcissistically, Bill Maher conceives of himself as the front line in the assault on the President. If I were him, in my defense, I would have said, “I thought black people would think of me as one of themselves when I told that joke.”
It was Bill Maher who I first heard use the term, “the soft bigotry of low expectation”. Meaning: those people can never get on our level because they are two inferior so they have to be held to a lower standard. They aren’t like us. They will never be like us.
What I find repulsive is the fact that Bill Maher has buckled and bowed down to the false god of Political Correctness. He looked genuinely distraught and he even brought two other cronies on his show to kick his own ass, a phony Christian, Michael Eric Dyson who I assume was named after the excellent vacuum and a mediocre rapper whom I have never wanted to imitate at karaoke, Ice Cube.
It was offensive to real black people and every reasonable human being to hear Michael Eric Dyson talk seriously about reparations. Show me anywhere in the world wear black people have a better life than in the United States. I don’t agree with slavery. But Modern black people are not THOSE people and I am not a slave owner. This is not that point in time.
Ice Cube looked like a sad, angry, little man. Frankly, he looked like an angry diabetic who is suffering from heart failure. Did you see how weak his shoulders looked? As good as his life has been you’d think he would be more grateful. Pathetic, impotent, little man, still acting hard. So, sad.
One last thing, white people didn’t name Niger or Nigeria. This stupid fallacy has been promoted by Bill Maher and Jon Stewart. It is a stupid and evil argument.
The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator. The origin of the name Niger, which originally applied only to the middle reaches of the Niger River, is uncertain. The word is likely an alteration of the Tuareg name egerew n-igerewen used by inhabitants along the middle reaches of the river around Timbuktu prior to 19th-century European colonialism. (SOURCE)
Negus (Ge’ez: ነጉሥ?, nəgūś IPA: [nɨguːɬ]; Amharic: nigūs?; cf. Tigrinya: ነጋሲ? negus) is a royal title in the Ethiopian Semitic languages. It denotes a monarch, such as the Bahri Negus (Lord of the Seas) of the Medri Bahri kingdom in pre-1890 Eritrea, and the Negus in pre-1974 Ethiopia. (SOURCE)