Very salty language, but the points made are insanely accurate.
With the context of the last twelve months of sunlight upon a political process as a backdrop, this George Carlin segment is essentially the USA version of the Brexit argument.
[Transcript] “There’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got.
Because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the REAL owners, now. The REAL owners, the BIG WEALTHY business interests that control things and make all the important decisions — forget the politicians.
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’ve got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear.
They gotcha 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 who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting FUCKED by system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that.
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 passably 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 comin’ for your SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY. They want your fuckin’ 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 — ‘cuz they OWN this fuckin’ 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 in their media telling 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-workin people — white collar, blue collar — doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-workin people CONTINUE — these are people of modest means — 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. You know?
And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care … that’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day.
Because the owners of this country know the truth — it’s called the American Dream … ‘cuz you have to be asleep to believe it.”
And that’s why candidate Donald J Trump is uniquely qualified to be the one person who can stand up to these insanely self-serving interests and remove their influence.
That’s why all entities around the political sphere despise him.
Donald Trump is adverse to their interests. Trump’s “America First” platform is adverse to their interests. Trump represents an existential threat to their decades long grip on power…. all of it, both branches of the UniParty.
There are trillions of dollars at stake.
As Carlin says with some cussing for emphasis:
[…] They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting F**KED by system that threw them overboard 30 f**kin’ years ago. They don’t want that.
And that’s exactly what the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump has brought to the forefront. Those are exactly the conversations happening around every kitchen table, in every coffee shop, grocery store, and sidewalk run-in with friends and colleagues.
The “figuring out” is well underway, Trump has pulled back the curtain and fundamentally changed the perspectives of many within the electorate. That’s the reason why the corporate media must continue to go full-tilt against the risk to their enterprise/owners:
Isolate – Ridicule – Marginalize.
That’s the Alinsky inspired approach the anti-American interests take whenever anyone comes close to challenging their positions and power.