Who Owns You, Americans


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Who Owns You, Americans
George Carlin

Transcription of the video by Luis PradaPublished in this website on September 29th, 2007.

Who Owns You, Americans
Taken from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KVTfcAyYGg



But there is a reason, there is a reason.  There is a reason for this, there is a reason education sucks, it’s the same reason that will never, ever, ever be fixed, it is not going to be better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you got.  Because the owners of this country don’t want that.  I am talking about the real owners now, the big rich and wealthy, the real owners, the big wealthy businesses that control things and make all the important decisions   They have the politicians there.  Politicians are put there to make you believe you have the 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 have bought and paid the senate, congress, the state house, the city hall, they have the judges in their back pockets.  And they own the big media news, all the big media companies, so that they can control just about all the news and information you get to hear, they got you 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[the video shows a sheep watching a TV screen showing Bush giving a speech.]  They are not interested in that, that doesn’t help, that’s against their interests.  That’s right, you know something?  They don’t want people smart enough to sit around the kitchen table to figure out how bad they have been f…k by the system that did the global war thirty f…..g years ago.  They don’t want that.

You know what they want?  They want obedient workers, obedient workers.  People that are smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept all this increasingly shittier work of the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the moment you go to collect it.  And now they’re coming for your social security money.  They want your f…..g retirement money, they want it back so they can get it to their criminal friends in Wall Street.  Do you know something?  They’ll get it, they’ll get it all sooner or later… because they own this f…..g place.

It’s a big club and you ain’t in it, you and I are not in the Big Club.  By the way, this is the same club that used to beat you over the head to tell you what to believe, all day long beat you over the head with what to believe, what to think and what to buy.  The table is children, folks, the game is rigged.  Nobody seems to noticed, nobody seems to care. Get honest good working people, blue collar, white collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you put on, good honest hard working people, these are people of modest means, [that] continue to elect these rich f…k suckers, and don’t give a f…k about them, they don’t give a f…k about you, they don’t give a f…k about you, they don’t care about you at all, at all, at all, man! You know? And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.

That is what the owners count on, the fact that Americans remain willfully ignorant… because the owners in this country know the truth, it is called the American Dream, but you have to be asleep to believe it.

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