Bill Maher warns of the danger of political polarization in the US
The United States is dangerously close to becoming the next Northern Ireland
Bill Maher used St. Patrick’s Day to make a point… the United States of America is (A) not united and (B) on the cusp of becoming the next Northern Ireland. The ‘Real Time’ host served up a warning that would be useful to heed — Our politics have become a religion for the majority of Americans, and the level of hatred toward people embracing “the other” religion has us dangerously close to calamity.
Democrats and Republicans are embracing hatred towards each other
It happened in Northern Ireland, where a politically combustible landscape turned into urban warfare, and Bill sees us headed in that direction. As he says, Democrats and Republicans are embracing that same level of hatred for those they oppose. The majority of people in both parties don’t want their kids to marry someone attached to the opposing party.
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “national divorce” is a ridiculous idea
And then, he invokes the name of Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has called for a “national divorce” — in other words, creating two countries… made up of blue states on the one hand and red on the other. Aside from it being ridiculous, Bill points out there are fundamental disagreements within each political party, so thinking a divorce will create harmony is just stupid.
The threat is real and scary
Fact is… based on the polling, this isn’t just a theoretical threat. It’s real and scary. If we can’t learn to compromise and to live with those who have differing views, we’re headed down a path of violence and possible catastrophe. The time to act is now.