Flimsy Sanity: George Carlin

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

George Carlin

We were founded on a very basic double standard. This country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free. Am I right? A group of slave owners who wanted to be free, so they killed a lot of white English people in order to continue owning their black African people, so they could wipe out the rest of the red Indian people and move west and steal the rest of the land from the brown Mexican people, giving them a place to take off and drop their nuclear weapons on the yellow Japanese people. You know what the motto of this country ought to be? You give us a color, we’ll wipe it out. - George Carlin

It bothers me that all the media remembers George Carlin for a few censored words when he said so much about so many topics. He was fed up with politics, religion and stupid people. As a youth, he quit school and joined the service and was court martialed repeatedly because George was anti-authoritarian and saw that most people in authority were self-serving and he had trouble with stupid orders. I will miss his ability to show the obvious human condition in a way that could make you laugh instead of cry. No sense saying some stupid platitude like "rest in peace" cause Mr. Carlin didn't buy that bullshit, so I will just say "good bye" and "thanks for stopping".


  • At 1:56 AM, Blogger Graeme said…

    He was brilliant.

  • At 5:59 AM, Blogger United We Lay said…

    He was brilliant, and deserved as much or more coverage than Tim Russert, but the media seemsto have glossed over his death.

  • At 9:05 AM, Anonymous R J Adams said…

    As I wrote on Sparrow Chat, "They all laughed at your comedy, George, but no-one ever listened"

  • At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Omnipotent Poobah said…

    I miss him already.

  • At 8:49 AM, Blogger porchwise said…

    I grew up with George and the man was super-intelligent. To say I'll miss his insight is an understatement.


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