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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.
    It is kind of funny, but I don't think it's true at all.

    Blaming your problems on some unseen omnipotent boogie man is just an excuse for people not to take responsibility for their place in life, and also for them not being happy with what they have.

    This particular conspiracy theory is in itself extremely depraved. Basically telling people that the boogeyman will stop you from success so don't even bother trying. Nothing is more soul crushing than hopelessness.

    Removing hope makes people extremely easy to control. Even if this monstrous shadow government seeks to deprive us of all joy, it knows people must do so voluntarily.

    I think Carlin's message is that of the conspiracy to deny people hope. Thus he was a pawn (unwittingly or otherwise) in the conspiracy to jam that giant red white and blue phallus into the people's collective arses. It just seems that some folks are patient enough to wait until the people are willing to accept it.

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    It is kind of funny, but I don't think it's true at all.

    Blaming your problems on some unseen omnipotent boogie man is just an excuse for people not to take responsibility for their place in life, and also for them not being happy with what they have.

    This particular conspiracy theory is in itself extremely depraved. Basically telling people that the boogeyman will stop you from success so don't even bother trying. Nothing is more soul crushing than hopelessness.

    Removing hope makes people extremely easy to control. Even if this monstrous shadow government seeks to deprive us of all joy, it knows people must do so voluntarily.

    I think Carlin's message is that of the conspiracy to deny people hope. Thus he was a pawn (unwittingly or otherwise) in the conspiracy to jam that giant red white and blue phallus into the people's collective arses.

    "There is truly no use for a poet if the hopeless seek no bliss."-Neil Fallon/Tim Sult-



    I think that Carlin was talking about so much more than just achieving success in life.... Government at all levels and corporations get whatever they want by any means necessary... Corruption at every plateau.....If they want your house for a parking lot, they get it and you get the boot....Licenses, inspections, permits--all in the hands of the government.. Just don't piss them off.... They are part of every facet of your life...They know everything about you... They have control.... There has always been corruption in government, but the last 50 years Big Brother has taken over.....Think about it....

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    There has always been corruption in government, but the last 50 years Big Brother has taken over.....Think about it....
    And yet, I see, you list yourself as a Progressive. Have you thought about it?

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Its da man, man! Da man is keepin ya down, see...the man OWNS you. Da man keeps you poor. He steals your pennies in the middle of the night.

    Every year there are more and more millionaires joining the ranks. Every year, immigrants start businesses. Every year people work themselves from poverty to middle income, and middle income to upper income brackets. But...

    Its da man, man. Its not YOUR fault. Its not YOUR lack of preparation> Its not generations of slackers. Its not generations of spoiled ****heads going to school on mommy and daddy's dime or taking out loans accumulating debt on worthless degrees. Its not people that would spend more money on tattoos, vaping, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and video games than they would on improving their life. Its not generations of people living irresponsibly, behaving irresponsibly, procreating irresponsibly, simply BEING irresponsible. No...its da man I tell ya.

    Da man. And that message was preached to you by a mutlimillionaire in an auditorium full of thousands of paying viewers.

    You talk about being ****ing asleep?

    There's a very big difference between being wealthy and owning people. You think we went to Iraq for some righteous moral human rights protection? You think we went to Afghanistan as some sort of self defense reason turned into some human rights protection? You think we are meddling with Ukraine for some sort of democratic dream? The truth is our government doesn't give a **** and especially not about human rights or some fabled democracy
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    And yet, I see, you list yourself as a Progressive. Have you thought about it?
    There is a very concrete reason as to why my ideology changed from the time I left until now. The above realization that corporations rule our lives and that politicians are nothing more than their puppets was one of the biggest
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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    And yet, I see, you list yourself as a Progressive. Have you thought about it?


    What does being a Progressive have to do with it? I'm also pro gun, so think again...

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    The truth is our government doesn't give a **** and especially not about human rights or some fabled democracy
    You think we have people at the helm who are smart enough to not care about human rights and exporting democracy? No, there is a vast industry of enablers pushing the HR and Democracy missions, backed up by a cabal of intellectuals who've been hatched from an incestuous intellectual environment which buys into this bilge. Sure, sure, they believe a better connected world will increase corporate profits and such, but those are downstream effects - these guys really believe that they're missionaries out there in the deep dark jungles bringing enlightenment to the savages, while conveniently lining their own pockets as contractors doing the "leftist lord's work."

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    What does being a Progressive have to do with it? I'm also pro gun, so think again...
    To which agent do you look to to solve society's problems?

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    You think we have people at the helm who are smart enough to not care about human rights and exporting democracy? No, there is a vast industry of enablers pushing the HR and Democracy missions, backed up by a cabal of intellectuals who've been hatched from an incestuous intellectual environment which buys into this bilge. Sure, sure, they believe a better connected world will increase corporate profits and such, but those are downstream effects - these guys really believe that they're missionaries out there in the deep dark jungles bringing enlightenment to the savages, while conveniently lining their own pockets as contractors doing the "leftist lord's work."
    Not even speaking on the times we actually get close to bringing some form of democracy. Most of the democracy missions end with the US putting up puppet dictators who magically win outstanding numbers of votes. As for human rights... that's not even defensible factually speaking.
    "The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." : Stephen King

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    Re: Your Opinion on this Video Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    To which agent do you look to to solve society's problems?
    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    What does being a Progressive have to do with it? I'm also pro gun, so think again...
    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    And yet, I see, you list yourself as a Progressive. Have you thought about it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I think that Carlin was talking about so much more than just achieving success in life.... Government at all levels and corporations get whatever they want by any means necessary... Corruption at every plateau.....If they want your house for a parking lot, they get it and you get the boot....Licenses, inspections, permits--all in the hands of the government.. Just don't piss them off.... They are part of every facet of your life...They know everything about you... They have control.... There has always been corruption in government, but the last 50 years Big Brother has taken over.....Think about it....
    Perhaps your idea of progressivism takes the classical definition and not the socialist hijacked one used in politics today?
    "The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." : Stephen King

    "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson

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