Os dejo la transcripción en Inglés del New Rule de Bill Maher que realizó el viernes, 15 de noviembre en su despedida de la temporada. El alegato de Bill Maher lleva por título «Dejalo Estar». No traduzco porque si os interesa Bill Maher, seguro que sabéis ya Inglés y no será necesario. En cualquier caso lanza puntos muy interesantes que acabarán teniendo una analogía en España con la aparición de la extrema derecha. Seguro que dentro de unos meses o años, podremos usar este monólogo como referente.
This year just celebrate Thanksgiving, don’t win it and never forget the shining truth about democracy. It means sharing a country with assholes you can’t stand. In that way it’s a lot like Thanksgiving you don’t get to choose those guests, cause those freaks are your family.
Think about that the next time you can own someone politically. Think how you can see politics so differently from people who share your very blood. We have to accept something about people. Half of them have their taste in their ass. They eat sweet potatoes with marshmallow, wear matching family outfits and put nuts on their truck and laugh at Jeff Dunham. We laugh at Lena Dunham. 46% of the country look at this and said I want that guy picking the Supreme Court. We will never understand a brain like that and they will never understand worrying about gluten all the time. Or a a Puerto Rico Alexander Hamilton. That’s how you get 2 completely different headlines about the same thing:
- Jim Jordan destroys Dems witness.
- Room erupts in laughter as democrat Peter Welch destroys Jim Jordan.
We have to own people
We are so divided it’s no longer enough to make a point, you have to destroy, you have to own people. Except the person who gets owned doesn’t change their minds. They just make a note not to never interact with DM Me your titties.
We have to drop this fantasy that we can destroy the other side or crush or shred or pulverize them. Those aren’t real things they are the metal for settings on blender that no one ever used.
America is a big country filled with millions of people who don’t think they way you do and never will and you can’t own vanquish or disappear them. You are stuck with them and they are stuck with us. They are here they are annoying, get used to it.
Because the pendulum always swings back even when we had a civil war and physically owned the south. Literally burnt their cities to the ground and occupied their territory. Reconstruction only lasted for 12 years. Before the mint julep crowd took over again and Jim Crow the KKK and sharecropping became slavery 2.0. We tried to own the Germans after WWI and just that got us WWII.
Civil War Warnings
Lately we have been hearing more and more about a second civil war that sounds impossible in this modern affluent country. IT is not. We all talk about Trump as an existential threat but his side sees democratic control of government the exact same way. And when both sides believe the other guy taking over means the end of the world. Yes, you can have a civil war. Trump rallies are filled with words like enemies of the people, human scum. They talked of people to be locked up. Well, you cant’ lock us all up. Liberals are described as weak, lame coddling oversensitive and limp-dicked. Which are strong words for mouth-breahter, shit-kickers knuckle-draggers, bible-thumpers, sister-fuckers.
Let it Go
Yes I have been guilty of saying things like that but I’m gonna try to stop because I have learned that the anti intellectualism from the right doesn’t come primary from stupidity. IT comes from hate. telling people to think they are irremediable it is what makes them say you know what. I’d rather side with Russia than you. Even if the democrats win everything in 2020 republicans will still be here. They will not self-deport. They are in Congress in your office. Sometimes your home. Home is where you learn that the 3 magic words in any relationship are not I love you, they are «let it go». Let it go.
You can’t own your spouse. You just have to make peace with the fact that you are married to someone who believes in ghosts or won’t throw out their baseball cards or thinks essential oils are essential or yes … likes Donald Trump.
Learning to Live Together
We are going to have to learn to live with each other or there will be blood. So don’t freak out if Ellen sits next to George Bush at football game. Bush was not my idea of a good president but I never worried that he was going to lock up his political opponents or reporters or me. Bush was wrong, but he was not trying to enrich George Bush. He condemned Islamophobia after 9/11 and he did a lot for aids in African countries without calling them shitholes. He risked Dick Cheney’s friendship because he wouldn’t pardon Scooter Libby.
Because it wasn’t always about loyalty. He stood with Obama, when Obama took his job and he said «We want you to succeed.» If you can’t see the difference between that and Trump. Democrats are doomed. Michelle Obama gets it. She hugs him. Ruth Bader Ginsber likes Brett Kavanaugh. For a country that loves to look at pictures of entirely different species getting along, Can’t We Try it in politics?