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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:22 PM
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George Carlin . the complete text. 'Its called the American Dream"
There's a reason that education sucks, and its the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. Its never going to get any better, dont look for it. Be happy with what youve got. Because the owners of this country dont want that. Im talking about the real owners now, the big, wealthy, business interests that control all things and make the big decisions.

Forget the politicians, theyre irrelevant.

Politicians are put there to give you that idea that you have freedom of choice. You dont. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations, and theyve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the State Houses, and the City Halls. Theyve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear.

Theyve got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But Ill tell you what they dont wantthey dont want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking.

They dont want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. Theyre not interested in that. That doesnt help them. Thats against their interest. You know something, they dont want people that are smart enough to sit around their kitchen table and figure out how badly theyre getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.


They dont want that, you know what they want?

They want obedient workers, obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.


And now theyre coming for your social security money.

They want your fucking retirement money; they want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.

And you know something? Theyll get it. Theyll get it all from you sooner or later because they own this fucking place.

Its a big club and you aint in it! You and I are not in the Big Club. By the way, its the same big club they use to beat you in the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to believe, what to think and what to buy.


The table is tilted folks, the game is rigged.

Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people, white collar, blue collar, it doesnt matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who dont give a fuck about them. They dont give a fuck about you. They dont give a fuck aboutgive a fuck about you! They dont care about you at all, at all, at all.


And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.
Thats what the owners count on, the fact that Americans are and will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick thats being jammed up their assholes everyday.

Because the owners of this country know the truth, its called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWsM8-Ve2yA&feature=play...


Now think about what he said years ago and how
much has come true..... social security? Pensions?
Attacks on Education? Media Control?
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Johnny2X2X Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:42 PM
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1. So relevant now
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:49 PM
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2. every few months this gets posted & every few months it ends on top of the Greatest Page.
It should be pinned there, IMHO.
K&R
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:52 PM
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3. Agreed!!!!
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:58 PM
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2005 is when he did the rant
And yes it needs to be posted every so often.
I think this is the first complete text though
Maybe not.....doesn't matter.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 02:07 PM
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5. This has been posted before... and I recommend it each time!

Thank you for posting! :kick:

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 02:30 PM
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7. True - I'm a huge fan of George and I agree that this needs to get out there.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:58 PM
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4. dupe n/t
Edited on Wed May-18-11 01:59 PM by Ichingcarpenter
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bigmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 02:14 PM
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6. I'm tired of this really old news.
How can something that's been repeated (and trumpeted) so many times be new and insightful?

Posting and reposting this is like an evangelical invitation to despair.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 02:44 PM
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8. "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true...or is it something worse?" Bruce Springsteen nt.
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