Meet Your Owners

“… Politicians have traditionally hidden behind 3 things: the flag, the bible, and children – no child left behind, no child left behind. Oh, really well it wasn’t too long ago you were talking about giving children a head start. Head start – left behind, someone’s losing ground here, but there’s a reason. There’s a reason for this. There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it’ll never ever ever be fixed – it’s never going to 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 wealthy big business interests that controls things, and makes all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians, they’re irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice – you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. 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, and they own all the big media, so they control just about all the news and information you get. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying – lobbying, to get what they want.

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 – that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people that are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table, and think about how badly they’re getting screwed by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? Obedient workers – Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines, and do that 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 vanishing pension that disappear 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 cause they own this 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. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think, and what to buy.

The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people: white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue (these are people of modest being) – continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about you. 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, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care.

– George Carlin

Pessimistic, wasn’t he?  And a more than a tad crude (sorry Dad!).  But is there truth in it?  According to this summary of facts at MotherJones, probably a lot more than the average American would like to believe:

A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244


“The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us.”   — Theodore Roosevelt (R), September 7, 1903


  1. lbwoodgate said,

    February 24, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Carlin may have been a comedian but he had great insights that rang true. That’s what made him one of the all time favorites was his ability to express these truths and get you to laugh at the absurdity of life that we participate in. This bit and his one about “Stuff” were perhaps his best, besides of course his classic, the “seven words you can’t say on TV”

    • February 24, 2011 at 9:04 am

      Carlin takes me back to Constitutional Law class….ah – good times. Thanks for the links.

  2. Anne Kelley said,

    February 24, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I’ve known (or is suspected the better word?) this for a long time. When they work on killing education, getting rid of science, having the “news” that the majority of the population get be very slanted right or totally misinforming (or shall I say lying?), you know that is what they’re after.Unions have gone from something like 25% membership down to something like 8% since Reagan and his union busting. (I don’t know the exact numbers – could look it up but I’m not that far off). Wisconsin is the beginning of the public sector. One more step to get single party control for the oligarchs. And since they’re multinational corporations, they really don’t have any tie to us.

    • February 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Hey, Anne! Good to see you here. ❤ I've been feeling rather pessimistic lately too – did you see the post about the Ames article on on US voters being spiteful jerks from a few days ago? It's not a flattering view, but I'm not sure it doesn't make sense.

  3. Anne Kelley said,

    February 24, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Or maybe I’m too pessimistic 🙂

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