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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Maybe many like much of the systems that currently exist, or maybe the secret is that what you do not necessarily like might just be good for you.
    So people bitch and complain about things they like?

    When Carlin was talking about having a giant red white and blue cock jammed up his ass, hefe was talking about something he liked?
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    So people bitch and complain about things they like?

    When Carlin was talking about having a giant red white and blue cock jammed up his ass, hefe was talking about something he liked?
    Carlin liked to use metaphors about being the guy who has been able to distance himself from humanity and world events so much that he was like a guy looking at the box that the rest of us were in, and he was able to (and wanted to) throw darts at the contents inside the box.

    I think part of him absolutely hated the system, and was able to use his profession to be that distanced social critic (the one without feeling like he had much to gain by critiquing it, or by not critiquing it), and the other part simply benefited from the existence of the system which part of him despised.

    Whatever the case, the regime tolerated, even celebrated his career. He was able to feel comfortable enough to feel like he was outside the system, which is quite a luxury-a luxury afforded to him by the system he apparently despised.

    The comedian is perhaps best suited for the small nugget. Thoughtful, perhaps somewhat true, but still outside the scope of reality. Carlin was perhaps better at realizing this than Bill Hicks, but I think both (or perhaps only their fans) suffered from the same delusions.
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Carlin liked to use metaphors about being the guy who has been able to distance himself from humanity and world events so much that he was like a guy looking at the box that the rest of us were in, and he was able to (and wanted to) throw darts at the contents inside the box.

    I think part of him absolutely hated the system, and was able to use his profession to be that distanced social critic (the one without feeling like he had much to gain by critiquing it, or by not critiquing it), and the other part simply benefited from the existence of the system which part of him despised.

    Whatever the case, the regime tolerated, even celebrated his career. He was able to feel comfortable enough to feel like he was outside the system, which is quite a luxury-a luxury afforded to him by the system he apparently despised.

    The comedian is perhaps best suited for the small nugget. Thoughtful, perhaps somewhat true, but still outside the scope of reality. Carlin was perhaps better at realizing this than Bill Hicks, but I think both (or perhaps only their fans) suffered from the same delusions.
    I think your reading into the words of a clown far too much.
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I think your reading into the words of a clown far too much.
    So an extended version of saying "funny, but useless" is reading more into it than those who want to build their political philosophies around the clown?
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    So an extended version of saying "funny, but useless" is reading more into it than those who want to build their political philosophies around the clown?
    Who is doing that?

    I say it's unfunny and useless.
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Who is doing that?

    I say it's unfunny and useless.
    Explicitly, a number of those on the thread. Nevertheless, when you asked about Carlin and red white and blue dick, I thought I'd chime in about some of his other anecdotes about why he said what he had said to his audience. He didn't give a damn, but he was also able to not give a damn because he was not really being repressed (unless you want to count the words he couldn't say on television bit). He railed against a system which dramatically benefited him, and he clearly liked what benefited him for his job.
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Explicitly, a number of those on the thread. Nevertheless, when you asked about Carlin and red white and blue dick, I thought I'd chime in about some of his other anecdotes about why he said what he had said to his audience. He didn't give a damn, but he was also able to not give a damn because he was not really being repressed (unless you want to count the words he couldn't say on television bit). He railed against a system which dramatically benefited him, and he clearly liked what benefited him for his job.
    good for him.
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post



    Please watch this video and give me your opinion on this George Carlin rant.
    Please do not vote without watching the full 3 minutes.



    I didn't vote in the opinion poll because I didn't like the choices offered, in any case opinion polls will not solve the many problems that the USA faces.

    It will take direct action by the American people.

    George Carlin was a really funny guy who had a lot of good material.

    He didn't have all of the answers, but he was right about a lot of things.

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I get a little upset when people surrender with out a fight.

    China had tanks too.


    I don't think that man cared about propaganda.

    One unarmed man stopped a mechanized Calvary.
    It's called the Tienamen Square Massacre for a reason. In fact, he may have been executed. Other people were run over by tanks.
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Maybe many like much of the systems that currently exist, or
    maybe the secret is that what you do not necessarily like might just be good for you.



    Spinach is good for you, but not many people want to eat it all day, every day.

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