Bill Maher dumps on millennial socialist dreams : They're "too used to getting sh*t for free"

"Let's not romanticize socialism the way conservatives romanticize capitalism," the "Real Time" host argues


Brendan Gauthier
June 11, 2016 6:32AM (UTC)

"Real Time" host Bill Maher, during his "New Rules" segment, argued millennials are too eager to embrace a certain notion of socialism without having lived through the Cold War and seeing its cons.

"Everyone has to admit that even though Bernie Sanders didn't win the nomination, he's already won the future," Maher said. "But let's not romanticize socialism the way conservatives romanticize capitalism. These are economic systems, not your first kiss."

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"Millennials don't remember a threatening Soviet Union or any Soviet Union," he continued. "The only time they've ever had to crouch under a desk was to go down on their teacher. So the new generation is ready for socialism. Problem is, they may be ready for a little too much socialism."

Maher conceded that millennials have gotten "a rotten deal" with the state of the current economy, but said, "They've also gotten too used to getting shit for free."

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

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