George Carlin: Why I Gave Up On My Species (Video)

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  1. The words in that 4:08 is the culmination of my experience in this time and place. I gave up a long time ago, I’m just taking notes.

  2. jasonpaulhayes | Aug 18, 2011 at 6:35 am |

    The words in that 4:08 are the culmination of my experience in this time and place. I gave up a long time ago, shit adds up at the bottom and I’m just here to sift through it taking notes. I liked the show for a while but I’m jaded and now when someone says “a decade ago” it takes me to the 1990s, the last decade I truly enjoyed. I think it was Grunge mainly, it reminds me that we live in a “Heart Shaped Box” with “Fake Plastic Trees” shadowed by a “Black Hole Sun” when She tells me “I’m a “Creep”. I’m certain every time I type it will be seen as halfwit pseudo poeticism and you know what, if that rinses out the bitter taste for others then eat that up with the plastic spoons because that’s what they want you to do. I won’t eat the Shit they tell me is the finest of Caviar … I don’t mind the taste of Government Cheese with my aging Whines, I still get to choose my company at the table.

  3. Bukowski said it best when he wrote:

    “Humanity, you never had it from the beginning.”

  4. Bukowski said it best when he wrote:

    “Humanity, you never had it from the beginning.”

  5. Monkey See Monkey Do | Aug 18, 2011 at 11:34 am |

    Great Video. But everyone else could just be a projection of your own higher consciousness, which means this freakshow is you. jump aboard the ride, just remember that it is a ride and you chose to ride it.

  6. Monkey See Monkey Do | Aug 18, 2011 at 7:34 am |

    Great Video. But everyone else could just be a projection of your own higher consciousness, which means this freakshow is you. jump aboard the ride, just remember that it is a ride and you chose to ride it.

    • Misplaced thoughts from confused new-age ideas….

      Although we are part of a whole, you cannot assume that the whole is included all within each single part…
      Just because everything is connected does not mean each point is the source of all that which is connected…

      • justagirl | Aug 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm |

        so, what you’re saying is that there are no… pieces of them left.  you know?  so they’re intact.  wherever they are… whole somewhere.  that we can be sure of.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do | Aug 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm |

        Misplaced dogma in response to ‘holographic theory’……

        Why can’t i assume? just like you assumed that we ‘are part of a whole’. you also assumed we are all connected as if there is something to be connected. Maybe our ‘seperateness’ that enalbes us to see the connections between seperate entities is only an illusion and there is really just the one.

        • Apologies, I misrepresented your views, and was speaking in terms of the assumed (newage) belief set and not necessarily in terms of what I believe.

          Despite this, I haven’t done enough research on holographic theory, but my gut reaction is that it is either untrue or useless in the realm of normal human thought. From what I understand from holographic theory, it stems from a principle that you can mathematically represent 3d space on a 2d surface. However this is a little misleading… from what I know about holograms, you are still storing the information in a tensor, which is still a 3-dimensional piece of information(one step above a vector) where the dimensions are length, width, and angle you are perceiving the surface. People tend to forget this little factor that its still information in 3 dimensions.

          Now, when you don’t go deep into understanding the principles you go on assuming that if you can compress things from 3 dimensions to 2 dimensions, then what stops you from compressing from 2 dimensions to 1, then 1 to zero. All of this is of course nonsense because all holographic theory is talking about is a mathematical transformation of the dataset that people like to call the universe. The representation doesn’t matter… from our perspective, the moon still orbits the earth, the earth still orbits the sun, and the sun orbits the center of the galaxy

          From what I understand the kinds of views that you put forth are on the same level of someone not understanding quantum physics at all, yet trying to explain macro-physical phenomena and spirituality with it.

          Honestly what really got me was that you put forth classical philosophical idealism which I disagree with on a fundamental level, and repackaged it and called it ‘holographic theory’.

          In short, you’re still misguided.

  7. DeepCough | Aug 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm |

    George, you picked the right note and time to finally check out.

  8. DeepCough | Aug 18, 2011 at 11:11 am |

    George, you picked the right note and time to finally check out.

  9. I will say that it seems that most of what Carlin is jaded about is the bullshit that cropped up in the last century with consumerism and the like.

  10. I will say that it seems that most of what Carlin is jaded about is the bullshit that cropped up in the last century with consumerism and the like.

  11. Misplaced thoughts from confused new-age ideas….

    Although we are part of a whole, you cannot assume that the whole is included all within each single part…
    Just because everything is connected does not mean each point is the source of all that which is connected…

  12. justagirl | Aug 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm |

    so, what you’re saying is that there are no… pieces of them left.  you know?  so they’re intact.  wherever they are… whole somewhere.  that we can be sure of.

  13. StillAtMyMoms | Aug 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm |

    Ha, Information Clearinghouse (which needs support BTW) posted this a week or so ago.  Blatant honest truth.  It’s basically his eulogy and I will forever respect him for it.  The situation is too deep in shit to allow real significant changes.

  14. StillAtMyMoms | Aug 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm |

    Ha, Information Clearinghouse (which needs support BTW) posted this a week or so ago.  Blatant honest truth.  It’s basically his eulogy and I will forever respect him for it.  The situation is too deep in shit to allow real significant changes.

  15. Monkey See Monkey Do | Aug 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm |

    Misplaced dogma in response to ‘holographic theory’……

    Why can’t i assume? just like you assumed that we ‘are part of a whole’. you also assumed we are all connected as if there is something to be connected. Maybe our ‘seperateness’ that enalbes us to see the connections between seperate entities is only an illusion and there is really just the one.

  16. Apologies, I misrepresented your views, and was speaking in terms of the assumed (newage) belief set and not necessarily in terms of what I believe.

    Despite this, I haven’t done enough research on holographic theory, but my gut reaction is that it is either untrue or useless in the realm of normal human thought. From what I understand from holographic theory, it stems from a principle that you can mathematically represent 3d space on a 2d surface. However this is a little misleading… from what I know about holograms, you are still storing the information in a tensor, which is still a 3-dimensional piece of information(one step above a vector) where the dimensions are length, width, and angle you are perceiving the surface. People tend to forget this little factor that its still information in 3 dimensions.

    Now, when you don’t go deep into understanding the principles you go on assuming that if you can compress things from 3 dimensions to 2 dimensions, then what stops you from compressing from 2 dimensions to 1, then 1 to zero. All of this is of course nonsense because all holographic theory is talking about is a mathematical transformation of the dataset that people like to call the universe. The representation doesn’t matter… from our perspective, the moon still orbits the earth, the earth still orbits the sun, and the sun orbits the center of the galaxy

    From what I understand the kinds of views that you put forth are on the same level of someone not understanding quantum physics at all, yet trying to explain macro-physical phenomena and spirituality with it.

    Honestly what really got me was that you put forth classical philosophical idealism which I disagree with on a fundamental level, and repackaged it and called it ‘holographic theory’.

    In short, you’re still misguided.

  17. Your_email | Aug 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm |

    Carlin gave up on humanity, but he’d still take their money up to the end. Las Vegas headliner all the way, $200 per ticket. 

    Does that make him a hypocrite or a genius? 

  18. Your_email | Aug 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm |

    Carlin gave up on humanity, but he’d still take their money up to the end. Las Vegas headliner all the way, $200 per ticket. 

    Does that make him a hypocrite or a genius? 

  19. little from A… little from B… I’d say profiting from the ignorance 😉 

  20. He waswrong when he said he’s no different than anyone else.  He was smart and that’s what made him different. If you don’t think smarter is better, you’re only trying to fool yourself or be socially acceptable.

  21. He waswrong when he said he’s no different than anyone else.  He was smart and that’s what made him different. If you don’t think smarter is better, you’re only trying to fool yourself or be socially acceptable.

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