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The Blaze
The Blaze
21 Oct 2023
Paul Sacca

NextImg:'It just makes you stupid': Bill Maher advises teens to avoid college, slams Harvard as an 'a**hole factory'

Bill Maher slammed so-called "elite colleges," and said potential students should skip attending college because "as recent events have shown, it just makes you stupid."

Maher said during his "New Rules" segment of his political talk show that airs on HBO, "As an Ivy League graduate who knows the value of a liberal education, I have one piece of advice for the youth of America. Don’t go to college. And if you absolutely have to go, don’t go to an elite college, because as recent events have shown, it just makes you stupid."

Maher is referencing the more than 30 student-run organizations at Harvard placing blame on Israel for the surprise attack by Hamas terrorists earlier this month and the anti-Israel protests on American campuses.

The liberal talk show host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" said, "There are few, if any, positives to come out of what happened in Israel, but one of them is opening America’s eyes to how higher education has become indoctrination into a stew of bad ideas."

"Among them, the simplistic notion that the world is a binary place where everyone is either an oppressor or oppressed," he explained. "In the case of Israel, oppressors being babies and bubbas, the same students who will tell you that words are violence and silence is violence were very supportive when Hamas terrorists went on a rape and murder rampage worthy of the Vikings. They knew where to point the fingers, at the murdered and then it was off to ethics class."

Maher quipped that college kids are expected to be foolish, but "mixing Jagermeister and tomato juice isn’t the same as siding with terrorists."

"The 34 student groups at Harvard signed a letter that said the apartheid regime is the only one to blame, proving they don’t know what constitutes apartheid," Maher added. "They don’t know much of anything, actually."

Hamer said of progressive college students, "They’ve convinced themselves Israel is the most repressive regime in history because they have no knowledge of history or even a desire to know it. And actual history doesn’t come up in their intersectionality of politics and gender-queer identities class."

"The fact that college presidents who usually love to speak out about anything couldn’t find their voice to condemn the worst attack since the Holocaust," Maher declared. "There’s a lot about who really controls colleges and why if ignorance is a disease, Harvard Yard is the Wuhan wet market."

Maher proclaimed that "illiberal nonsense flows" in colleges, adding, "Supporting all black, that is segregated dorms, segregated graduation ceremonies, and orientation programs which occur on hundreds of campuses is illiberal."

"Elite schools should no longer be called elite, just too expensive," he stated.

Maher noted that many Republicans that he despises or fears have graduated from top Ivy League schools, naming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Pat Robertson, George W Bush, Mike Pompeo, Bill O’Reilly, Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, and "most of the Supreme Court."

"And while it may seem like these men, men like these, and the kids who signed the Harvard letter have nothing in common, actually, I think they do," Maher said. "They all came out of an a**hole factory."

Maher concluded, "To to the older folks, I say college today is not the college you remember. And to the younger people, I say, Don’t, don’t do it. You don’t need four years and a lifetime of crippling debt to learn to hate America when you can just watch 5 minutes of 'Selling Sunset.'"

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New Rule: Don't Go to College | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)