[Caution: Adult language, not suitable for work.]
In this blast from the past, the late, stand-up comic, George Carlin weighs in on "The American Dream." He probably would've fit right in with the Occupy Wall Street movement:
"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 f-cked by a system that threw them overboard 30 f-ckin' 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 sh-tt-er jobs with lower pay, longer hours, and 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 f-ckin' retirement money. They want it, 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 f-ckin' 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 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, they continue to elect these rich c-cks-ckers who don't give a f-ck about them. They don't give a f-ck about you. They don't give a f-ck 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 d-ck that's being jammed up their -ssholes every day. Because the owners of this country know the truth. It's called the American Dream ... 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it."