George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. W
Born: May 12, 1937, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2008, Santa Monica, California, United States
Movies and TV shows: The George Carlin Show, MORE
Spouse: Sally Wade (m. 1998–2008), Brenda Hosbrook (m. 1961–1997)
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
The Best Of George Carlin
“If voting mattered, they wouldn’t let you do it.” George Carlin
Actually an Emma Goldman quote. Sometimes attributed to Mark Twain or Carlin.
She was an anarchist and knew how the problems we face in society are caused by our capitalist system. Check her out.
Goldman believed that voting was useless at best and dangerous at worst. Voting, she wrote, provided an illusion of participation while masking the true structures of decision-making.
“Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property (capitalism); liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth; an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations”
“Let’s bring back crucifixions. A form of capital punishment the Christians and Jews of America can really appreciate. And I’d go a little further, I’d crucify people upside-down. Like Saint Peter, feet up, head down. And naked. I’d have naked upside-down crucifixions on TV once a week at halftime on the Monday Night Football game! Halftime! Monday Night! The Monday Night Crucifixions! You’d have people tuning in, don’t even care about Football! Wouldn’t you like to hear Dan Dierdorf explain why the nails have to go in at a certain angle? And I’ll guarantee you one thing. You start executing- you start nailing one white banker per week to a big wooden cross on national TV, you’re going to see that drug traffic begin to slow down pretty fucking quick. Pretty fucking quick- you won’t even be able to buy drugs in schools and prisons anymore!”
Carlin, however, does have an excellent bit on voting
George Carlin Doesn’t Vote https://youtu.be/xIraCchPDhk