During a panel discussion on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Nye continued to show his lack of understanding on basic cultural and social issues when he decided to blame the very real presence of anti-Semitism in Europe on the Jews who live there.
(Be forewarned this is HBO and a show full of liberals – the language is not good.)
NYE (wryly): Come home to Israel — that’s what he said, right?
MAHER: Well, I mean, he is the …
NYE (interrupting again): But you never, the people have never been there. They live, grew up in whatever, in Germany or France.
MAHER: It’s a shame that they should have to move, uh …
NYE: Well, they probably won’t either, ’cause it’s not their home, you know.
NYE: So, what do you do about it? I think you get to know your neighbors. And it’s gonna take, what, does it take a century, something like that?
If the Jews in Europe would just get to know their neighbors … anti-Semitism wouldn’t be a problem!