Maher: ‘Woke Revolution’ Very Similar To Mao’s Cultural Revolution

"Yes, we do have our own Red Guard here, but they do their rampaging on Twitter," he says.

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher noted that the current radical “woke” ideology permeating the left is very similar to Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s that left millions dead.

“If you’re part of today’s ‘woke’ revolution, you need to study the part of revolutions where they spin out of control because the revolutionaries get so drunk on their own purifying elixir, they imagine they can reinvent the very nature of human beings,” Maher joked during his “New Rule” segment.

“Yesterday, I asked ChatGPT, are there any similarities between today’s woke revolution and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s? And it wrote back, how long do you have? Because, again, in China, we saw how a revolutionary thought he could do a page-one rewrite of humans.”

“Mao ordered his citizens to throw off the four olds: old thinking, old culture, old customs, and old habits,” the liberal comedian continued. “So, your whole life went in the garbage overnight, no biggie. And those who resisted were attacked by an army of purifiers called the Red Guard, who went around the country putting dunce caps on people…who didn’t take to being a new kind of mortal being.”

“A lot of pointing and shaming went on — oh, and about a million dead — and the only way to survive was to plead insanity for the crime of being insufficiently radical, then apologize and thank the state for the chance to see what a piece of shit you are, and of course, submit to re-education, or as we call it here in America, freshman orientation.”

Maher then highlighted the case of University of Illinois at Chicago law professor Jason Kilborn, who was subjected to punishment by the woke left over a politically incorrect test he administered in 2020.

He was given “eight weeks of sensitivity training, weekly 90-minute sessions with a diversity trainer, and having to write five self-reflection papers, a grown-ass man, a liberal law professor. If you can’t see the similarities between that and [the Cultural Revolution], the person who needs re-education is you,” Maher said.

“Yes, we do have our own Red Guard here, but they do their rampaging on Twitter,” he added.

Maher’s criticism of the “woke” left comes as they continue demanding radical social changes like defunding police amid skyrocketing crime and indoctrinating children with LGBTQ propaganda and CRT racism.