HBO’s Bill Maher recently had on actor Jim Carrey who said Republicans were “running” with the word “socialism” when talking about far-left candidates.
Carrey defended the ideas of socialism. He even went as far to say it works in Canada.
“I grew up in Canada, OK, we have socialized medicine,” stated Carrey. “And I’m here to tell you that this bullshit line that you get on all of the political shows from people is that it’s a failure — the system is a failure in Canada. It is not a failure, and I never waited for anything in my life. I chose my own doctors. My mother never paid for a prescription — it was fantastic.”
“I just got back from Vancouver, and I keep hearing, ‘Canadians are so nice. Canadians are so nice.’ They can be nice because they have health care — because they have a government that cares about them that doesn’t say, ‘Sink or f***ing swim, pal, or you live in a box.’ There are certain people in our society that need to be taken care of.”
Maher stated, “I’ve always said the United States has been quasi-socialist for a hundred years, for crying out loud.”
“We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything,” he said. “We have to stop apologizing.”