George Carlin on the American Dream

There is a reason education [in the United States] sucks, and it is the same reason that it will never be fixed. It’s never gonna get any better. Don’t look for it. Be happy with what you got–because the owners of this country don’t want that.

I’m talking about the real owners now–the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t! They OWN you.

They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets. So they control just about all the news and information you get to hear.

They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying–lobbying to get what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everyone else.

But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They are not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.

That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they are getting fucked by the system that threw them overboard thirty fucking years ago. They don’t 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 paper work 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 they’re 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? They’ll get it! They’ll get it all from you sooner or later because they OWN this fucking place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club.

And by the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe, what to think, and what to buy.

The table is tilted, folks.The game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice. Good, honest, hard-working people… white collar, blue collar… it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on… good, honest, hard-working people… (these are people of modest means) continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them.

They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you at all, at all, AT ALL!

And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on: the fact Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day… because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream… because you have to be asleep to believe it!

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