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53 Responses to George Carlin Talks About The Failure of Humans

  1. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 25, 2010 at 10:34 am
    Link: George Carlin Talks About The Failure of Humans - An explanation of why societies fail as can only be explained by George Carlin.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 9:51 am
    His voice is like honey and sex.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 9:57 am
    One of the greatest philosophers of our time.
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    mindy89 Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 10:03 am
    He`s in a better place now: the ground. I think he`d be happy to know that.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 10:06 am
    i can`t help but agree.
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 10:06 am
    I love and miss George Carlin.
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    Cherrybawls Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 10:16 am
    I agree... society is lamentably superficial and materialistic but bitching and moaning about it doesn`t accomplish anything but establish that we agree. We need ideas and solutions... not that I have any, of course... but I am sure there are others much smarter and more capable than myself who are up to the task lol
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 10:43 am
    Amen to that
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    SnapsForMe Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 11:02 am
    I might have agreed if I`d watched this before the gay santa video, but now that I have, I just can`t. I have faith for humanity.
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    eggmaster Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2010 at 11:20 am
    I`m a raging idealist...And I want to say that he`s wrong...but I honestly can`t.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Agree completely.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 11:30 am
    i can`t argue with that, no really, it`s like he took his hand and reached into my head and stole my thoughts
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Shut up! no one wants to hear it.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    I disagree. The simple fact that I don`t abide by the rules he uses on society is proof that not all people are sheep. He certainly isn`t either.
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    Kaonin-Kun Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    @dm2754 I defiantly do. He is right and i agree with him. Human are becoming more and more stupid. Its like were turning into monkeys and Monkeys are turning into us.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    He became what he once abhorred an apathetic bystander.
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    fattpill Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    Bet he knows about GOD now. Hee hee
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    To be honest I`m quite happy living in a society where materialism and superficiality are the main problems rather than access to clean water or starvation.
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    enolamron Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    @GParadox: I`d say THE greatest. Bar none.
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    Axejst Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    I still miss him.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Bet he knows about GOD now. Hee hee
    That might be a funny joke in church but in the real world, people know better.
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    Oscola Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    It`s easy to abhor commercialism when you`ve got central heating and the choice of what to have for supper.
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    iceblack Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    @SnapsForMe
    A little ironical that they were two Gay man, ha?
    I mean, they are being attacked for their immorality
    but two of them are making a great difference for a
    lot of kids

    I still agree with Carlin, just because there`s hope
    and some good acts around the world, it doesn`t mean
    that we aren`t all part of the Freak Show
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    SynonymToast Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    "It`s easy to abhor commercialism when you`ve got central heating and the choice of what to have for supper."

    It`s easier to abhor commercialism when you have no central heating, and no choice what to have for dinner.

    If your point is that he`s in no position to criticizes materialism and consumerism and commercialism because he was a successful man- you missed the point of what he said. He essentially said that it sucks and he doesn`t like it- but he also doesn`t care, so he indulges in it. Rather, he indulged in it.

    But your implication that a moderately wealthy person decrying commercialism isn`t meaningful because they are a member of the system, is stupid.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    This man is my hero. B.S. cutter extraordinare.
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    Enigima Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    Whats funny is it looks like he has devil horns xD
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    While I agree commercialism is draining us economically (we`re now a society of consumers instead of producers) I don`t think it has much to do with the corruption of our ideals. And it`s BS to say that humanity hasn`t made progress. Granted, we fall into the same traps over and over again, but we live in an extremely privileged and comfortable life in comparison to the way things used to be, and even in comparison to the rest of the world. You probably don`t have to worry about starving to death because you broke your leg and can`t work for a few months.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    And it`s BS to say that humanity hasn`t made progress. Granted, we fall into the same traps over and over again, but we live in an extremely privileged and comfortable life in comparison to the way things used to be, and even in comparison to the rest of the world.
    That`s the problem, though.

    We MADE progress. We hit a peak, and since everyone`s happy with the way things are now, we don`t try as hard as we could to make things better. We`re like birds that reached the height we wanted, and stopped flapping our wings.
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    KPres Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    There`s nothing wrong with commercialism. Carlin`s an idiot. I love my iPad and my big screen TV. So what? I worked hard to get them and I enjoy them. It`s my life and my money. And I`ve never had a credit card and don`t need one.

    The problem is all the idiots who can`t say no, who want things but aren`t willing to work hard to get them, so they go into massive debt and end up slaves to it for the rest of their lives. That`s not commercialism, that`s just weak people who can`t control their emotions, which is what the real problem is.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    You`re content to live the privileged and comfortable life you have. Would you want better? Most likely. Would you bust your ass for better like the people before you did to reach the point we`re at now? I don`t know about you particularly, but the point I picked up on is, he`s saying that no, most people wouldn`t.

    The only reason we try to climb higher is to get higher up than everyone else. But since we`ve stopped flapping our wings and are drifting back down, getting higher than the other birds is really only getting as high as we were when we stopped.

    I also liked his metaphor at the end. The pile of sh*t is deep, and digging out in "increments" is barely enough to keep up with the amount being constantly added, if that.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    Never really found much of his black humor funny at the expense of being a cynic expounding on the misery. I pity such.
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    Alexlg95 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    George Carlin is the punk rock f comedy
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    may we never forget Rufus!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Carlin still sold out his values, Then decided afterward to just take himself out of society.

    He did exactly what he warned against, He gave up, Threw in the towel. I don`t find that funny at all, It`s sad.
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    willtrottier Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    i never really thought this guy was funny...
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    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    I still bow down to you George. Such a God of comedy.
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    ED-209 Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    @willtrottier

    Well sir, you are just wrong.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    god he was so magnificent....i felt as though he knew everything without being skewed by it all...
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    MechaWolf Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    This country is doom, or at least, as a democracy. It is doom. I mean look at us. We are knee deep in debt and what do we do right after an election based on promises to reduce the deficit? Yep, extend tax cuts. This country`s debt is just going to get worse and worse. In a couples of generations, we will be no better than Germany post world war I. Then some great orator will recount stories of the golden age of America and promise the people to take them back to those days and finally turn what pathetic remain of the country into a dictatorship. That will be the story of America. At least we will probably invade Canada or something along the way.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    LOLZ! Bring it @MechaWolf! Remember what happened last time, eh?

    Carlin was a deep thinker and a very funny man.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    We MADE progress. We hit a peak, and since everyone`s happy with the way things are now, we don`t try as hard as we could to make things better.

    You disgust me... as do all of you who think that our technological comforts are reason enough not to pursue more, reason enough to become stagnant. You are wrong as well, we might have come a long way, but we have new problems to tackle... wars, climate change, religion...

    I will not rest until I see this world and likely another powered by fusion, run by quantum computers and with people living a century and a half or more - because that is what is possible and that is what we must aim for. Anything less is a waste of existence.

    If you plan to sit around whining about how the US is slowly degrading please take yourself out of the gene pool so the tiny fraction of resources you would have otherwise used go to someone that needs them.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 27, 2010 at 12:21 am
    You disgust me... as do all of you who think that our technological comforts are reason enough not to pursue more, reason enough to become stagnant. You are wrong as well, we might have come a long way, but we have new problems to tackle... wars, climate change, religion... I will not rest until I see this world and likely another powered by fusion, run by quantum computers and with people living a century and a half or more
    You go, girl!
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2010 at 12:31 am
    If you plan to sit around whining about how the US is slowly degrading please take yourself out of the gene pool so the tiny fraction of resources you would have otherwise used go to someone that needs them.
    Lrn2read.

    I`m on your f*cking side, dumbass.

    I was saying that that`s the problem, not enough people think like you or I do. They don`t want to go higher, they like how it is, so they`re content to just sit back and drift on the updrafts instead of trying to climb higher and higher.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2010 at 12:40 am
    I so don`t want Carlin to be right, but I have a sneaky suspicion he is.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    December 27, 2010 at 4:31 am
    Thank god the republicans will save us from the drain.
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    missPWNAGE Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2010 at 5:56 am
    Sad, but true.
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    lastrogue Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2010 at 9:15 am
    Amen Mr. Carlin, Amen...
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2010 at 11:31 am
    "Thank god the republicans will save us from the drain."

    O rly?
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    SoggieBread Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2010 at 11:34 am
    it is actually pretty funny to watch people act like that
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    December 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    Too repetitive
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    BigMordecai Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    The problem is there is no normative goals given or explained. He says we squandered gifts but in what way, ie. by what perspective? If the ultimate goal of people is to maximize their own total utility we have done fine and if it is to maximize society`s we do ok but are lacking. What greater affair is he referring to? You must give parameters to make such statements. Does he simply want advancement in arts and sciences- well not everyone is an artist or a scientist though I personally find that more of my region of exploration.
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    dielaughing Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    Well all people aren`t like that. And we`ve come a long way in technology. I don`t know, I just wouldn`t lose hope because there`s no point in being sour for the rest of your life.
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    LightShaded Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2011 at 1:07 am
    Get over religion and politics. It just comes down too many people living too close together.

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