Bill Maher, or as he pronounces is; Mar, a once respected TV Talk show host, has become something of a joke to at least 60% of Americans after spouting anti-republican rhetoric in the media.
Once known for his anti-establishment and anti-government position, now a large portion of Americans consider him to be nothing more than a political mouth piece for the left.
Maher, used to be self-proclaimed Libertarian; apposed big government in anyway shape or form. He even supported Libertarian candidate Ron Paul in 2012. But that all changed in 2015 when Donald Trump’s victory seemed inevitable. He then disavowed libertarians for leaning to the right and officially declared himself a liberal progressive democrat on his own show with noone other than Bernie Sanders as his guest.
In an interview on Larry King Now that aired September 27th, 2012, Bill Maher explained why he, as a libertarian, is more likely to vote republican than democrat; and it was simple, the republican ideology is to lessen the governments hold on its industry and let the free market run itself; a principal that is shared by libertarians. Maher later contradicted his own statement by saying that the libertarian shift to support republicans over democrats was based on what he declared capitalist propaganda, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
A little context is needed here. The book depicts a dystopian United States in which private businesses suffer under increasingly burdensome laws and regulations. Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and her lover, steel magnate Hank Rearden, struggle against “looters” who want to exploit their productivity. Dagny and Hank discover that a mysterious figure called John Galt is persuading other business leaders to abandon their companies and disappear as a “strike” of productive individuals against the looters. The novel ends with the strikers planning to build a new capitalist society based on Galt’s philosophy of reason and individualism.
The theme of Atlas Shrugged, as Rand described it, is “the role of man’s mind in existence”. The book explores a number of philosophical themes from which Rand would subsequently develop Objectivism. In doing so, it expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, and capitalism, and depicts what Rand saw to be the failures of governmental coercion.
Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957 and although its themes have always been heavily discussed, today they ring true for so many after witnessing the economic and culture collapse of communist and socialist countries — the Gilets Jaunes movement is no exception to this.
Bill Maher’s complete 180 has just given internet trolls, libertarians and republicans more fuel for their NPC meme — that is why a Bill Maher billboard on La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive in West Hollywood, was targeted by a group of conservative street artists known as The Faction. The same group that covered the Hollywood Walk of Fame with dozens of faux Donald Trump stars to make up for the real one that the president’s detractors have destroyed on multiple occasions.
The group placed a three large stickers on the billboard transforming it to the infamous NPC meme. A large NPC blue man’s face is placed over Bill Maher’s head. A large NARRATIVE sticker is placed over the word TRUTH, and finally, HBO has been replaced with NPC.
The artists behind this meme have since told the Hollywood Reporter,
“For progressivism’s tragic devotees at HBO, sadly, the idea that they’re still speaking truth to power survives in the form of fan fiction like Real Time With Bill Maher,”
The identity of The Faction remains unknown.