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Ice Cube: Woke Word Police ‘Keep Us Bickering’

Rapper breaks down far-Left's hunger to redefine words with Bill Maher

Bill Maher has little interest in bringing up politics on his “Club Random” podcast.

That’s what his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher” is all about.

Woke? That’s another matter.

New Rule: A Woke Revolution | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Maher has been one of the most consistent anti-woke voices in pop culture, and he’s eager to recruit others to his cause. Or, at the very least, nudge them to take a stand on what Elon Musk dubbed the “woke mind virus.”

This week, rapper/actor/entrepreneur Ice Cube sat in the “Club Random” chair and got the Maher treatment. The comedian brought up the term “woke,” all but asking Ice Cube to take the rhetorical bait.

He did.

Ice Cube | Club Random with Bill Maher

“We live in an age of bad faith, and when I say ‘bad faith’ I mean people don’t argue or make points generally about what they really believe or they really think will help things get along … they do it on, ‘what can I get you on?’ We live in Woke-istan,” Maher quipped.

“Instead of learning from each other, which is what it’s all about,” Ice Cube said.

Maher noted how the constant verbal “updates” come with a side effect. They allow the group manipulating the language to target those who don’t immediately adhere to the “new” rules.

“You didn’t get the memo that we don’t say, ‘Latino’ anymore we say ‘Latinx.’ You say it. You know who doesn’t say it? Latinos. They f***ing hate it,” Maher said.

“No, we can change the rules, and the people who haven’t caught on, we can get them,” Maher continued, capturing what he thinks is the thought process behind the changes.

His guest pushed the conversation further.

“It’s weird having names always changing, every 20 or 30 years, somebody wants to put a new label on the same things,” Ice Cube said. “It’s just done to keep us bickering.”

“By who … who is doing it?” Maher asked.

“Who benefits and profits off our bickering and our division? Follow the money.,” the rapper said.


  1. It makes sense that the guy who became famous for rapping “f*** the police” would be interested in free speech.
    That said, I assume he’s blaming Jews when he says “follow the money.” And that is a shame for him.

    1. Are you serious? Are you woke? Usually when they follow the money it ends up being George Sorros or Klauss Schwab or someone that’s a billionaire philanthropist. I have no idea if they’re Jewish or not but if they’re Jewish does that make them automatically innocent? Are Christians the only ones alloud to get in trouble for crimes? Please tell me the rules?

      1. @Don Juan

        Well said.

        If the guys like Soros causing chaos so happen to be Jewish, they should be held accountable. Soros is a bad guy because of his actions, not his ethnicity.

        It’s sad that there are conservatives who can’t make that distinction.

  2. I get a nasty feeling that when Mr.Cube says “follow the money” to find out who is behind all our strife, he’s channeling Bro-Fo Omar when says “It’s all about the Benjamins.”

    I could be wrong to infer anti-Semitism. I hope so, in this case.

  3. Social media like Twitter is where it starts. The public square is a joke. Corporation are beholden to ESG and DEI, but it’s increasingly clear that if you follow their advice, Woke goes Broke. The adherents are circling down the drain. The people on the top will still be paid a lot of money, but layoffs begin and they are the last left standing to a collapsed organization.

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