Oh how I miss George Carlin. Yes he was mainly known as a stand up comedian, but he was more than that, much more. He was a social critic, he challenged that status quo, he dared to go where society wasn’t prepared to go: Look at ourselves critically. He did it with biting humor, masterful oration and a directness digging into core truths that were not only uncomfortable at times, but needed to be heard and said.
His voice has fallen silent as he passed away a few years ago and I’m sorry to say: We don’t have anyone like George today. I didn’t agree with everything George said and I don’t need to, nor does anybody else, but his talent was to make us think and to view the world with a different perspective and yes he was a prophet.
He saw long ago where this was all heading. The political charades and manufactured dramas that are sold to the public as choice, the illusion of choice as the agendas have long been in play.
“What do they want?” he asked.
“More for themselves and less for everybody else.”
He spoke of the owners of this country, the owners that control everything, the media, what to believe what to think, and the great business and lobbying interests that spend billions of dollars lobbying for ever more benefits for themselves.
And lobby they do:
And boy did they succeed. Under the mantle of populism and draining the swamp they got themselves the biggest tax cuts in corporate history, a historic killing:
Wall Street celebrated and celebrates to this day.
Wealth inequality skyrocketing for years and now trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see and debt through the roof:
“But now they’re coming for your social security money” George prophesied.
“So they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And sooner or later they’ll get it all”.
After all after Act I is complete here comes Act 2:
Act I: Big corporate tax cuts for the top 1%.
Act II: Cut benefits for the poor. https://t.co/UrrrDn8rHP
— Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) February 9, 2020