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35,812. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody 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’re not interested in that ... They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard thirty fucking years ago. They don’t want that. Do you know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, 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 do you know something – they’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later ’cause 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! 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. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people ... continue – and these are people of modest means – who 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 give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you. At all. At all. At all. (Dissent & Criticism & Control & Capitalism & Work & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Trade Union & United States of America & New World Order & Club & Money & Social Security & Class & Working Class & Rule & Oppression & Opposition & Equality & Rights) George Carlin, Who Really Controls America?
1,081. When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat. (Life’s Like That & United States of America & Ticket) George Carlin
5,440. You can say what you want about this country. And I love this place. I love the freedoms we used to have. (Freedom & United States of America) George Carlin
6,696. The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions. (Intelligence & United States of America) George Carlin
28,288. I’m not a very good American because I like to do my own thinking. (United States of America & Think) George Carlin
28,322. I don’t take very seriously the media or the press in this country who in the case of the Persian Gulf War were nothing more than unpaid employees of the Department of Defense. And who most of the time, most of the time function as a kind of unofficial public relations agency for the United States Government. So I don’t really listen to them, I don’t really believe in my country and I got to tell you folks I don’t get all choked up about yellow ribbons and American flags. (United States of America & Press & Media) George Carlin
28,958. That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it. (United States of America & Dream) George Carlin
99,620. And now we’re just playing out this dream … the slow circling of the dream by a once promising species and the sappy ever more desperate belief in this country that there is some sort of American dream which has merely been displaced. (Comedy & Dream & United States of America) George Carlin, Brain Droppings audio
99,623. No-one in this country owns his personal appearance any more. America has become a nation of obedient consumers actively participating in their own degradation. (Comedy & United States of America & Consumer & Appearance) ibid.
99,626. This yestermania of ours includes fantasy baseball camps … In this case, the age of hyphens, we are truly retro-America. (Comedy & United States of America & Baseball) ibid.
51,466. Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea. (Pollution & Sea & Environment & Nature & Epigram & United States of America & Conservation) George Carlin
89,996. You’re just another American who is willfully ignorant of the big red white and blue dick being shoved up your asshole every day ... The owners of this country know the truth ... it’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it! (Stupidity & United States of America & Patriotism) George Carlin
100,019. Pure American bullshit … This entire country is completely full of shit and always has been. (Comedy & Bullshit & United States of America) George Carlin, You Are All Diseased, HBO 1999
28,963. We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world – bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are whores for power and oil with hate and fear in our hearts. (United States of America & US Foreign Relations & US Empire) Hunter S Thompson
75,309. America ... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. (Guns & United States of America) Hunter S Thompson
36,314. Fifty men have run America and that’s a high figure. (Secret Societies & United States of America & Kennedy & Secret Government & Elite) Joseph P Kennedy
7,487. American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they’re not given the information. (Information & United States of America) Tim Robbins
116,296. America is being run by dangerous paranoid maniacs. (Spy & United States of America) Cambridge Spies I II III IV, BBC 2003 Donald to wife
44,915. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness ...
The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance. (Media & Ignorance & United States of America) Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
42,359. The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitations services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us. (Economics & War on Terror & Iraq & United States of America) John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
41,071. The 100% American is 99% idiot. (Insult & United States of America) George Bernard Shaw
28,995. I’ll tell you what ‘anti-American’ is. It’s what governments and their vested interested call those who honour America by objecting to war and the theft of resources and believing in all of humanity. There are millions of these anti-Americans in the United States. They are ordinary people who belong to no elite and who judge their government in moral terms, though they would call it common decency. They are not vain. They are the people with a wakeful conscience, the best of America’s citizens. They can be counted on. They were in the south with the Civil Rights movement, ending slavery. They were in the streets, demanding an end to the wars in Asia. Sure, they disappear from view now and then, but they are like seeds beneath the snow. I would say they are truly exceptional. (United States of America & Dissent) Martha Gellhorn, conversation with John Pilger