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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

And George Carlin too, while we're at it

Michael Moore might have been bang-on with his analysis (see previous post), but he wasn't the first to make it.

The late George Carlin, in what might have been his finest moment ...

"It's a big club, and you ain't in it." A sample:

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 don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard thirty fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? Obedient workers.

Raw? Sure. Rude? Pretty much. Don't care. Dude was right.

(P.S. Should probably add this, just to give some historical context. H/t thwap.)


  1. One of my favourite Carlin rants. I miss George.

  2. Thanks OB for the reminder of Carlin's particular genius. Particularly in today's Harperica.

  3. Absolutely one of my favourite Carlin routines. (I like his "I Don't Vote" routine also.)

    Carlin was always hilarious -- I saw him at Massey Hall in the early '70s and as I recall, my boyfriend & I were both laughing so hard throughout the show that we were literally in tears. Later on, as Carlin got more into his "Too old to give a shit" years, he got more political and, if possible, even better.

    If you've got a moment, go to youtube and look up some of his appearances on Bill Maher. Great stuff.