People knew early on that George Carlin was an anti-establishment comic. He hosted the very first broadcast of Saturday Night Live and turned what could have been a family-friendly monologue into a searing indictment of American culture.
Bill Hicks followed in the same tradition, eschewing the easy laugh in order to rip apart our national myths and expose the often sickening charade of democracy we see in popular culture and mainstream media. Between these two, we get what is undoubtedly the most important social satire since Mark Twain.
89 percent of the American public distrusts the government. Unfortunately, much of that distrust is either faked or suppressed. Just wait for the next major geopolitical or domestic scandal to pop up and then see how many of your friends actually question the official narrative that the government shoves down our throats with the help of mainstream media.
Below is a highlight reel of these two counter-culture heroes’ best deconstructions of the American Dream:
Government Does Not Exist for the People: Freedom Is An Illusion
George Carlin states his view on the government plainly:
“I have certain rules I live by.… Read the rest