Bill Maher defends ‘Freedom Convoy’: They’re ‘not wrong’ to be ‘p***ed off’

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HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher went off on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the “Freedom Convoy” protest, comparing his attacks on the unvaccinated to “Hitler,” while stating that it is understandable that the truckers are “p***ed off” at elites.

“What’s happening this week, it looks like, is people are understanding this is about something more than just the vaccine mandate,” Maher proclaimed on Friday. “It’s becoming a big thing. It’s happening all over the world now. They’re thinking it might happen here in Washington on Super Bowl Sunday.”

“Woke, Inc.” author Vivek Ramaswamy agreed with him, saying, “If you think it’s about vaccine mandate or white supremacy, you’re missing the point.”

“It’s rising against the biggest threat to actual democracy, the rise of this managerial class,” which he asserted was a combination of government. media, and big business that was “crushing the will of the people.”

“These are the unelected class leaders that ultimately, I think, are using the bureaucratic power to supplant the will of every day – not only Americans but Canadians and Western Europeans too – and that’s why we’re seeing a fusion of both the left and the right here saying that, ‘Actually we want our voices heard. We want to be able to speak without fear of putting food on the dinner table,’” Ramaswamy commented.

Maher noted that it’s the truckers who are taking a stand over how unjust and corrupt things have really become concerning the pandemic and government overreach.

“You didn’t use that word ‘elitist’ in your whole speech, but, like, that’s the word I think is on people’s tongues and minds,” he told Ramaswamy. “There is this idea, and it’s not wrong, that some people are staying home in their Lululemons and other people can afford to, like, wait out and get a free vacation and money from the government, and other people can’t. And they’re p***ed off- the people who can’t.”

Maher, who originally was a fan of Trudeau, then took direct aim at the prime minister.

“He was talking about people who are not vaccinated. He said, ‘They don’t believe in science. They’re often misogynistic, often racist,'” Maher noted.

“No, they’re not,” he stated. “He said, ‘But they take up space. And with that we have to make a choice in terms of a leader as a country. Do we tolerate these people?’

“‘Tolerate these people’? Now you do sound like Hitler,” Maher argued.

“And recently, he talked about them holding unacceptable views… I mean, c’mon!” he exclaimed. “I think that’s what get under people’s skin.”

Then the conversation turned to the $800 billion in COVID relief and where it was spent. Maher pointed out that, according to a New York Times report, “72% of it ended up in the households with income in the top 20%.”

“I think this is what the truckers are mad at … all that money went up to the people who are in the top 20%?” Maher incredulously asked.

(Video Credit: Real Time with Bill Maher)

“This is what people are angry at because the system is so corrupt. The system is so corrupt, and it’s not just corporate elites, it’s the corporate elites who are corrupting the system because of the money that corporation, their undue influence on a very, very corrupt government. This corruption is so baked into the cake and, of course, people are angry, people are enraged and they are legitimately enraged,” former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson bluntly said.

“The Small Business Administration tried to keep it secret. They said because of privacy, they didn’t want to let out the numbers. And the judge said, ‘Oh no, the people need to know this’ and made those numbers public. So what’s happening is the people are getting receipts for what we have been feeling for so long,” she continued.

“This kind of economic injustice, this type of structural rigging so that whenever there’s a problem, take care of the people who already have, and then the rest of the people who don’t have — well, good luck. We’ll drop a few crumbs to you. It’s been going on for decades, people have felt it, they acted on it, and now we are getting the receipts,” she concluded.


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