Bill Maher weighs in on the value of higher education after anti-Israel letter from Harvard ‘a**hole factory’

If there are any positives to come out of the tragic situation in Israel it’s that Americans have been given a good look at the toxic education given to students who are being churned out by Ivy League colleges, particularly the “a**hole factory” at Harvard, at least in Bill Maher’s opinion.

On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the liberal comic devoted his “New Rules” segment to the nation’s elitist bastions of higher education which now serve as little more than indoctrination mills for the footsoldiers in the “woke” left’s war on western civilization.

Protests have taken place on the campuses of college campuses since the Jewish nation retaliated against Hamas terrorists who massacred over 1,300 of its citizens with a letter from student groups at the Cambridge, Mass. institution that attacked Israel drawing a massive backlash, including from prospective future employers.

“As an Ivy League graduate who knows the value of a liberal education, I have one piece of advice for the youth of America. Don’t go to college. And if you absolutely have to go, don’t go to an elite college, because as recent events have shown, it just makes you stupid,” Maher said at the beginning of the segment.

“There are few, if any, positives to come out of what happened in Israel, but one of them is opening America’s eyes to how higher education has become indoctrination into a stew of bad ideas. Among them, the simplistic notion that the world is a binary place where everyone is either an oppressor or oppressed,” he said, adding, “They’ve convinced themselves Israel is the most repressive regime in history because they have no knowledge of history or even a desire to know it. And actual history doesn’t come up in their intersectionality of politics and genderqueer identities class.”

“The fact that college presidents who usually love to speak out about anything couldn’t find their voice to condemn the worst attack since the Holocaust,” Maher noted. “There’s a lot about who really controls colleges and why, if ignorance is a disease, Harvard Yard is the Wuhan wet market.”

“Not that colleges didn’t always have professors with radical beliefs. I know. I used to sell them weed,” he joked. “But the reason why despising Israel became pretty much a requirement of the American left is colleges, elite colleges, the mouth of the river from which this and all manner of radical left illiberal, yes, illiberal nonsense flows supporting all black, that is segregated dorms, segregated graduation ceremonies and orientation programs which occur on hundreds of campuses is illiberal.”

“So is the racism against Asian applicants and chasing speakers off of campus. When the First Amendment watchdog group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression began ranking colleges based on their commitment to free speech and inquiry, Harvard came in dead last. There is only one set of acceptable opinions on campus, and it’s policed hard,” he added, using an example to illustrate the intolerance at Harvard.

And of course, since Maher loathes Republicans, he just had to spoil what had been a great calling out of elitist universities and the hateful drones that they produce by descending into cheap partisan insults.

“Elite schools should no longer be called elite, just too expensive. Which may be why they breed a particular brand of detestable graduate, a personality type that does not emerge from Chico State. Sure, they occasionally turn out someone decent, but for every Barack Obama, there are two Josh Hawleys,” he said. “The former debate team jerk off who had no friends, that no one likes today and yet somehow manages to win a statewide popularity contest. Box-checking brown nosers who don’t actually believe anything except that tricking stupid people’s fun.”

“That’s why it is so repulsive when they pander for votes from Mama June and the Flat-earthers because they just hate elitists. Yeah. Look at these truck-driving he-men from the tool aisle at Sam’s Club. Vivek Ramaswamy, Yale and Harvard. Ron DeSantis, Yale and Harvard. Ted Cruz, Princeton and Harvard. Pat Robertson, George W Bush. Tom Cotton. Mike Pompeo. Bill O’Reilly. Steve Bannon. Jared Kushner. Most of the Supreme Court,” he continued.

“There’s a special magic that links Harvard types and being utterly face-punchable,” he added, seeming to endorse the same left-wing intolerance that he only minutes before had denounced, with an Antifa-style violence twist. “And some, I assume, are good people.”

“And while it may seem like these men, men like these, and the kids who signed the Harvard letter have nothing in common, actually, I think they do. They all came out of an a**hole factory,” he said.

Chris Donaldson


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