For those of you who are aural learners rather than visual, here it is in video:
And for those of you who are more cerebral and/or don’t have your glasses with you right now, here is the transcript:
There’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason that 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 of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the REAL owners, now. The REAL owners, the BIG WEALTHY business interests that control things and make all the important decisions — forget the politicians. 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’ve got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear. They gotcha 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 the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting FUCKED by system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ 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 passably accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they’re comin’ for your SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY. They want your fuckin’ 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 — ‘cuz they OWN this fuckin’ 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 in their media telling you what to believe — what to think — and what to buy. The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-workin people — white collar, blue collar — doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-workin people CONTINUE — these are people of modest means — continue to elect these RICH COCKSUCKERS who don’t GIVE a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you, they don’t GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU. T HEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU — AT ALL. AT ALL. AT ALL. You know? And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care … that’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day. Because the owners of this country know the truth — it’s called the American Dream … ‘cuz you have to be asleep to believe it.”
George Carlin’s Final Words To The World…
George Carlin on “The American Dream”. The greatest 3 minutes of his career, and the final 3 minutes of his career. The PTB are aggressively trying to keep this video off YouTube and Google, so I thought I’d upload it so it can’t get deleted as easily. Everyone needs to watch this! “It’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
The world is a fucking poorer place without George!
It is, but at least we’ll always have YouTube. Well, okay, Google will kill it eventually, but we’ll always have the text!
Nope, no questions… (fab vid!)
Glad you liked it. Carlin really knew how to lay it down, and we need more people like that.
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Even in death George Carlin answers fundamental philosophical questions: If there really was an afterlife, he of all people would have made it known to us by now. (Unless Obama and the 2 SCOTUS appointments were his doing, but somehow I think he would be holding the banks, corps, oil co’s, and Bush admin. at least marginally accountable)
At least he put his entire awesome life’s work out in a DVD collection before he died, so hopefully his fans will keep it up on YouTube faster than Google can kill it. If they don’t, not that we need more proof, there is no God. Thanks for posting this.
You are missed George.
That’s a good point, although George was tricksy. I wouldn’t put it past him to be sulking somewhere, annoyed beyond belief to find out there IS an afterlife.
Three years after his death, in an act of desperation not seen In 3 hundred million years, a despondent George Carlin takes his own after-life.
Ha! How do I +1 a comment????
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