George Carlin Once Said…

George Denis Patrick Carlin was born on May 12, 1937 and died on June 22, 2008. George was an American stand-up comedian, actor, philosopher, author, and social critic.

My mind doesn’t work that way, I got this real moron thing I do, it’s called thinking and I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions…I have certain rules I live by. My first rule, I don’t believe anything the government tells me…and I don’t take very seriously the media or the press in this country. – George Carlin

George Carlin to me is a brilliant man. Many say his form of comedy was black or dark comedy but I looked at him as a realist that joked or talked about the things and tried to open the eyes of his followers. He was a no nonsense stand up and I’m proud I got to see him on May 5, 2000 and I remember that because I took my Father, step mother Sue and someone I won’t mention anymore and we left my uncle Ken’s birthday and I think he turned 50 that day. I’m so happy I got to see him because I’d been a fan all my life and I’m not sure if or who it was that liked George because growing up I remember playing his comedy on album which is what got me hooked to begin with.

His first quote in regards to not believing what the government says and about not taking the media and press seriously is something that we as American’s need to highly highly consider. I think especially with what’s going on now with Co-VID19 or corona-virus pandemic that people….. so many people are glued to one aspect or another of it. Many are the conspiracy people trying to figure out who started it and plotting or planning on World War 3 and hoarding foods, soaps and other supplies. Then you have people who don’t think that the corona-virus exists and just want life to return to normal. It’s hard, really hard to figure out are the statistics accurate from the CDC and WHO and is the government covering up parts of this and what the fuck is going on? That’s what George would say, I’m pretty sure of that which is why I loved his words and work.

I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in Independence, Individuality and Integrity.” – George Carlin

This is the kind of comedy I loved George for and how he used his words towards to how to be in society to stand out and be an individual, question things or buck the system so that we’re not all sheeple. We need to be smart, we need to read and look at facts and figure out what’s going on and listen to your gut and stand up for what you as an individual believe in not what the government or religion or society or whatever the hell it is that you think is going to make you more popular tells you to. Think for yourself and speak for yourself and don’t get inundated with the shit of today.

Don’t just teach your kids to read — teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. – George Carlin

This is something I’ve lived by all my life and I don’t know who or what installed that into me but I do read and love reading but I am always questioning things I read, see, listen to etc. It’s a good quality to question things and I think people really need to ask more questions in life and not be afraid to ask questions because you find out more and I feel more of the truth behind things. That is one thing is the more people talk the easier it is to communicate and figure out what is the truth and what isn’t and make quality decisions.

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