Monday, June 23, 2008

Rest In Peace: George Carlin.

People listen to a guy like George Carlin, and they hear a comedian, because he presents the truth to you in a funny way. They call it dark satire. What those people don't realize is that in this day and age, there's no such thing as a 'philosopher' any more.

We have no Plato, no Descartes. No Thomas Hobbes or Friedrich Nietzsche. Aristotle is dead. Rousseau is long gone. Nobody has replaced them, and nobody is ever going to, because true sociology, true philosophy has the ability to open eyes, and to make a general populous realize injustice and the need to rise up against it.

Comedy merely entertains. Listen to this clip and tell me that he's wrong.

And what do we do? We laugh at what he says. We know it's true and that's what makes it funny. But it's also what makes it sad. We lost a great comedian in George Carlin, but we lost an even better Philosopher and Thinker. And these contributions shouldn't be overlooked just because the guy made you laugh at everything that's wrong with this world.

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