Friday, March 30, 2012 –
Source: The Daily Bell
by Staff Report
George Carlin, “The Planet Is Fine” … We’re so self-important. So self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. What? Are these fu–ing people kidding me? Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven’t learned how to care for one another, we’re gonna save the fu–ing planet? – George Carlin
Dominant Social Theme: Be nice to the Earth. It is fragile.
Free-Market Analysis: As a young funny-man George Carlin criticized the fashionable targets, mostly corporations and private enterprise. He fancied himself a kind of “hippie” Lenny Bruce.
But a funny thing happened to George Carlin: He grew up. The YouTube clips available regarding George Carlin’s later performances make it clear he had become a fierce critic of what we would call the power elite.
He didn’t come right out and say it, but over the years the paradigm he utilized – the prism with which he viewed the world – apparently changed and evolved. Thus, toward the end of his too-short life, he committed to film some indescribably great, and funny, rants. This short video, below, presents one of the best.
Yes … we dare you to watch it and not to laugh. (Unless, of course, you are one of those grim Greenies.) The video includes some cursing, by the way. Here’s a bit more of Carlin unleashed:
I’m getting tired of that s–t. Tired of t–t shit. I’m tired of fu-ing Earth Day, I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world save for their Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a s–t about the planet. They don’t care about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future, they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.
See the video excerpt here: