Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jacksonian Democracy Spreads to the Farmland

this video of one of george carlin's last stand up routines has been floating around on my facebook for a few weeks now.  i love carlin as much as the next guy but this is some bitter shite.  what i find interesting about this clip is the extent to which people now relate to the use of non-specific, non-entities like "they" and "the people that control.."  who the hell is he talking about and why the hell are people eating this shit up.  one guy on my facebook warned us that "they" might take the video down because georgie boy is telling it like it is and "they" don't want you know this shit.  it's the rise of conspiratorial morons like David Icke "The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy," James W. Loewen, "Lies my Teacher Told Me," Howard Zinn "People's History of the United States," (who, by the way, got his start by being matt damon's next door neighbor and getting a plug in the film "Good Will Hunting") and even to a certain extent Wiliam Cooper's "Behold a Pale Horse," and the godlike status of heretofore jackasses like Noam Chomsky who now reign happily in the idiotsphere thanks to geniuses like Zach De La Rocha from Rage Against the Machine.  raise your hand if you think the moonlanding was staged...then pat yourself on the back because you're a fucking moron!

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