George Carlin Was Right
(Original writing 1/12/06; revised 1/18/06)
This is after watching George Carlin’s “Life is Worth
Living,” and “What am I Doing in New Jersey?” though I’ve also seen a few
George Carlin is right about us Americans being fat and
dumbasses and assholes. And how the really wealthy – companies, essentially
– OWN us. They take more and more for themselves leaving the little guy with
less and less. And how the politicians are just there to make us (plain old
average Americans) think we have control over what goes on in our
country. But what does it matter, when we’re kept happy with consumption,
the thing we were born to do? Consumption of food and things we don’t need.
He describes America as one big shopping mall from coast to coast which, I’m
sorry to admit, is an accurate description. To word it more nicely than
George Carlin did, only a couple of nitwits like us would let a once
beautiful, pristine country go to waste like this. And how sad – that the
American Dream is what it is because you have to be asleep to have it.
I won’t even get into the Suicide Channel.
What unfortunate truths he tells. People are too
content to pretend everything’s okay. Even I am guilty. It’s hard to break
such a mentality, it really is. My goal is to constantly challenge myself to
break free of that mindset. It’s the only way, really. We don’t have to be
quiet about whatever issues are boiling up in this country—but what will it
take to cause an uproar?