Bill Maher Thinks the Planet is Too Crowded and Promotes Death
Can we start with him?
Maher explained his views on life and death when Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and host of StarTalk Radio, raised the death penalty.
â€œYou support the death penalty, according to my notes,â€ Tyson said.Â â€œIsnâ€™t it largely Republican?Â They may not have birthed the idea, but?â€
â€œYeah, I guess so,â€ Maher said.Â â€œI mean I have a lot of ideas that you might consider conservative.Â But I feel like on that, Iâ€™m just consistent, like the pope is consistent.Â The pope is consistently pro-life; Iâ€™m consistently pro-death.â€
â€œI am for the death penalty, although I do believe in more DNA testing,â€ Maher continued.Â â€œMy motto is, â€˜Letâ€™s kill the right people.â€™Â Iâ€™m pro-choice.Â Iâ€™m for assisted suicide.Â Iâ€™m for regular suicide.Â Iâ€™m for whatever gets the freeway moving.Â Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m for.â€
â€œItâ€™s too crowded,â€ Maher continued.Â â€œSo, the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.â€
â€œWhen I look at the Venn diagram of people who are pro-death penalty and pro-choice, I donâ€™t think they intersect,â€ Tyson replied. â€œYou may be the lone person in the world at that intersection.â€
â€œAbsolutely not, Iâ€™ve met plenty of people who have the same feelings,â€ Maher said.
â€œIâ€™m not randomly going around the street saying, â€˜Hey weâ€™re going to kill you,â€™â€ he said.Â â€œI mean weâ€™re talking about people whoâ€™ve earned it.Â But as I say, you know, kill the right people.Â Kill the right people.â€
Maher then detailed how his views on abortion tie into his â€œpro-deathâ€ stance.Â â€œIâ€™m just not one of those people who thinks all life is precious, you know?Â I bet you a lot of people wouldnâ€™t say that, but if youâ€™re pro-choice, maybe thatâ€™s really what youâ€™re thinking anyway.â€
â€œI mean this is the big controversy that Rick Santorum brought up,â€ Maher said.Â â€œHe does not like prenatal testing because he says that leads to abortion, because people find out that theyâ€™re going to have a child who is not normal in some way and they have an abortion because they donâ€™t want to raise a child with severe challenges.
â€œI donâ€™t think thereâ€™s anything wrong with that — to not bring someone in the world whose life is going to be so miserable in so many ways, so severely compromised,â€ Maher said.
â€œI mean itâ€™s not that hard to create life, itâ€™s teeming everywhere.Â Itâ€™s something a dog can do.â€