George Carlin Can Say It Better Than I Can. (Post 350)

 

My 350th post, I was going to have a moan about the state of everything as I occasionally have done here over the years but then after watching a few George Carlin videos I decided to dedicate the post to him and here is what I wanted to say, but better. It’s in his words, I hope you like it.

But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever,  EVER be fixed.

It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got.

Because the owners, the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The Wealthy… the REAL owners! The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying,  lobbying, to get what they want.  Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want: 

They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.

That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that!

You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fucking place! It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it!  You, and I, are not in the big club.

By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table’s tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care! Good honest hard-working people; white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what colour shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a fuck about them…. they don’t give a fuck about you… they don’t give a FUCK about you.

They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL.  And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain wilfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth.

It’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.

These are words that are as relevant now almost eight years since he passed away as they were when he delivered them on stage and they probably always will be relevant. His words speak about the system in America but it’s no different here in the UK and the rest of Europe these days. Here is a great little clip of an interview that puts a nice cherry on the top of my 350th post cake. I watch him often and he continues to inspire me and make me laugh, I miss this dude very much.

Peace!

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2 thoughts on “George Carlin Can Say It Better Than I Can. (Post 350)

  1. George was the greatest. That is one of my favorite rants by him. Every word is 100% true.

    The line about obedient workers reminded me of something in a book on presidents of the 20th century I recently read. The book quoted a memo from the Woodrow Wilson administration in about 1919 saying business leaders wanted American educational system reforms to produce “obedient workers” for American industry. They obviously got what they wanted.

    • I think part of the problem mate is many people just don’t realise they are worker ants in a bigger machine that keeps them down and the 1% super rich and powerful. As Carlin says, the rich own the media and so own what we see and hear. They as good as own the internet too now. Even sites like Facebook and Twitter are now owned by people who are part of that elite so the whole system is even more shifted into their hands. They know what we like, what we do, where we are located etc etc. and they all share the info to each other for each others benefit and for profit. At the moment the UK is having a battle with Google over tax (you may have heard about it) They recently paid £130m in tax for the last ten years, before that they paid nothing at all despite making about £6bn a year in revenues from our tiny island. Our Conservative government claim its a victory but really its a drop in the ocean compared to what they should pay. A few years ago Facebook paid about £5000 in tax in total for all of their UK operations, which is a joke, I pay that a year in income tax on gross earnings as an individual and I don’t have a great job, but it shows just what they are getting away with. if my percentage of tax compared to my income was the same percentage as Facebook I could pay my tax bill by turning the sofa upside down and counting the pennies that fell out, its a fucking joke!

      This reply felt like writing a blog post, rant over, but thanks as ever for dropping by mate.

      Peace.

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