Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
My respect for late George Carlin.
He IS one of my favourites.
Try Bill Hicks. He will amaze you !! Also diseased unfortunately
You mean deceased. He died of lung cancer. Not of disease. Unless you count cancer as a disease, I guess it sort of is.
Anyway, try Groucho Marx, while you're at it. There's lots of great things that come out of the States. Good liars, for one, heh. I'm from Canada,
and I can be honest with you, in the arts, the Americans are advanced...erm, WERE advanced. Now we see their art has clearly degenerated into nothing
but mass sex appeal whereas once The USA was home to those greats like, George Gershwin, Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, and yes,
even lots of artists visited the USA, and did Einstein not eventually move to the US?
It would be quite foolish to think that those who are policy-makers in The States are those who speak on behalf of the people of The States. I have
respect for them, but you will find even in your very own country those who are weak of will (and thus prone to become obese, addicted to drugs or
smoking - even of the prescription kind, those 'shopaholics', gamblers, alcoholics or what have you's) but it just so happens more often in The
States because their populations are more dense, and their wages (used to be) good for the work they did.
To be honest with you, and I do mean completely honest, I think we can blame large-scale dumbness on the parents of those who are now 15-20 because
they had wealth, they were raising these children (i am btw, in this age group) with little worries of economic downturns, because they were raising
them in good economic conditions, and so these children they got what they wanted without having to work for it. My parents are certainly guilty of
this, and I try to not depend on them for any thing any more but I can definitely see how this has changed me, and I can most definitely see how this
could change MANY children across The States, heck, in all the Americas, heck, even in all the developed countries.
Sure, lots of what George Carlin said is true, and some of it is funny - but you'll notice he's pretty much all of the time angry in his shows. I'm
not sure if it's genuine anger or if he does it for the giggles anger gets, but hostility towards situations that we face in these days, I believe,
is the least effective way to bring change, because whatever change you bring will harness that hostility with it.