“Unlike CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, AP, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian... Wikileaks has never had to retract a published story because of false information.” Julian Assange by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Brewdabier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm amassed Julian Assange is still alive, people like him are usually found dead.

“Unlike CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, AP, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian... Wikileaks has never had to retract a published story because of false information.” Julian Assange by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]MONKEYBALLS 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

cnn only cares if you get your children vaccinated, so that they dont die.

why dont you get you head out of you ass? ~tony montana

“Unlike CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, AP, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian... Wikileaks has never had to retract a published story because of false information.” Julian Assange by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

CNN once said: “It’s illegal to possess Podesta emails, what you learn you learn from us.” LOLOL

"As the internet breaks down the last justifications for a professional class of politicians, it also builds up the tools for replacing them" Aaron Swartz by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Iloveyounowfuckofff 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Imagine reddit with this guy in charge. It actually might have lived up to its promise.

"As the internet breaks down the last justifications for a professional class of politicians, it also builds up the tools for replacing them" Aaron Swartz by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

My man!
There are many reasons that he got suicided.
and removed from reddit as one of the creators...

"Under constant medical tutelage, life would be regarded as an evil and the human body as an object for treatment by medical institutions. Is not death more desirable than life that is a mere preventive measure against death? Does not life involve also free movement?" by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]oakenwheels 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Those people are NPCs. They think some abstract marxists and communists are the enemy, while being oppressed by corporations. While many of Marx' ideas were solid.

"Mark my words: there'll be another 9/11. And it won't be nice." - Ray McGovern by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]thefirststone 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

muslims do not hate our freedoms

They say otherwise.

"Mark my words: there'll be another 9/11. And it won't be nice." - Ray McGovern by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]mahavishnunj 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

so the first one WAS nice?

"Under constant medical tutelage, life would be regarded as an evil and the human body as an object for treatment by medical institutions. Is not death more desirable than life that is a mere preventive measure against death? Does not life involve also free movement?" by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I love seeing people lose their shit over Marx quotes and ideas! lol

When I think of him standing for the rights of workers, and then people hate on him and oppose those ideas...
uhhm, so they're on the side of endless greed and soulless profits for faceless corporations ?? ok, yeah, sure, good

"Where'dya Get Your Information From, Huh!?!" Beastie Boys by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

IBM today is: How do you call that ? "Obselete". 90 % of their employees aren't even IN their field. 100 % of their bosses are concerned about money. That is why they fish for math for 11 € an hour. They got no concept of energy even and look at this.

As i said: IBM was and IS obselete.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]saidittwice 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bill Gates (the Shoddymaster) once said that no PC would ever need more than 640KB of memory

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]NIGGERSUCK 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have a 13 inch cock/clit

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]NIGGERSUCK 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm trans truth I guess, are you a bigot or something?

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

you are a terrible liar.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

d<g>e<ef<sdw>wr<<tte<<ys>>a>xx>cfxt<t<y<y<u<d<

is that a secret code? cuz i dont know what that means..

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]NIGGERSUCK 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm translocation, so i can reside anywhere at anytime I'm transnationality I'm not gay i swear i am d<g>e<ef<sdw>wr<<tte<<ys>>a>xx>cfxt<t<y<y<u<d< Do you have anything fun to ask?

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

since you are rather new here, would you mind properly introducing yourself to me? for example, the following information would be useful and helpful so that you and i can have a more productive exchange of ideas:

1) where are you located?

2) what is your nationality?

3) are you gay or hetero?

4) are you a transgender? if yes, m>f or f>m

thank you.

your friend,

pingpong

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]NIGGERSUCK 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The only truth you need to know is your own country outsources it's money. It's like living with your gf controlling your account and she changed passwords so you have no access but you don't do shit about it bc so cucked.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

personally, i would hesitate to believe any thing that they say on the public news.

if they say it is six pm at night, i dont believe it.

whenever there is billions or trillions of dollars involved, every word spoken will be fabricated.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]NIGGERSUCK 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's an example of a retard. Our own military is probably equipped with the same according to the recent news.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

people are always having trouble projecting into the future... if i remember correctly, and i am not well educated, but i seem to remember that there was some kind of military officer who said that there was no real commercial application or use for this flying machine/aeroplane, except that maybe we could use it like a fancy carnival ride where people could go up in the air in it and go RRREEEEEEEEEee!!!

is that true, or is my memory playing tricks on me?

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think when he said that, computers wouldn't exactly fit into your pocket house.

"The problem is people are being hated when they are real, and being loved when they are fake" - Bob Marley by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Airbus320 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

😮

"The problem is people are being hated when they are real, and being loved when they are fake" - Bob Marley by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Airbus320 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

😮

"We must stop this incessant victimhood mentality. Somebody else will not fix things. Somebody else will not make me healthy. Somebody else will not make me happy. These things are my responsibility. Not the neighbor's, not the government's, not the church or civic club." Joel Salatin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Full Quote:

What do you mean, "what can I do?" You can participate. You can connect. You can get actively involved. You can turn off the TV. You can cancel the Disney vacation and buy bushels of tomatoes to can or turn into salsa. You can get some pots and grow a pot garden . . . of vegetables. You can put a beehive on the roof of your house. Just like today--whatever today looks like--is the manifestation of billions of individual decisions accumulated over time, tomorrow will be too. We must stop this incessant victimhood mentality. Somebody else will not fix things. Somebody else will not make me healthy. Somebody else will not make me happy. These things are my responsibility. Not the neighbor's, not the government's, not the church or civic club. - Joel Salatin

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Like the great Gruen Transfer TV series about advertising - "the art of persuasion".

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]Node 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If you do not use the intelligence with which God endowed your mind to resist believing impossibilities, you will not be able to use the sense of injustice which God planted in your heart to resist a command to do evil.

I was going to state it more simply as: If someone has control over you, they can make you do or believe various things.

“ I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me. ” ~ George Carlin. by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Optimus85 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Voting for corporate-backed candidate A or B every four years isn't my idea of 'democracy' either. It's an illusion puppeteered by TPTB to make clueless citizens think they're empowered and that their voices matter.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Mais, monsieur, en étant persuadés par la foi, des choses qui paraissent absurdes à notre intelligence, c'est-à-dire, en croyant ce que nous ne croyons pas, gardons-nous de faire ce sacrifice de notre raison dans la conduite de la vie. Il y a eu des gens qui ont dit autrefois: Vous croyez des choses incompréhensibles, contradictoires, impossibles, parce que nous vous l'avons ordonné; faites donc des choses injustes parce que nous vous l'ordonnons. Ces gens-là raisonnaient à merveille. Certainement qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste. Si vous n'opposez point aux ordres de croire l'impossible l'intelligence que Dieu a mise dans votre esprit, vous ne devez point opposer aux ordres de malfaire la justice que Dieu a mise dans votre coeur. Une faculté de votre âme étant une fois tyrannisée, toutes les autres facultés doivent l'être également. Et c'est là ce qui a produit tous les crimes religieux dont la terre a été inondée.

~ Questions sur les miracles (1765)

Once your faith, sir, persuades you to believe what your intelligence declares to be absurd, beware lest you likewise sacrifice your reason in the conduct of your life. In days gone by, there were people who said to us: "You believe in incomprehensible, contradictory and impossible things because we have commanded you to; now then, commit unjust acts because we likewise order you to do so." Nothing could be more convincing. Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. If you do not use the intelligence with which God endowed your mind to resist believing impossibilities, you will not be able to use the sense of injustice which God planted in your heart to resist a command to do evil. Once a single faculty of your soul has been tyrannized, all the other faculties will submit to the same fate. This has been the cause of all the religious crimes that have flooded the earth.

~ Translation from Norman Lewis Torrey: Les Philosophes. The Philosophers of the Enlightenment and Modern Democracy. Capricorn Books, 1961, pp. 277-8

Widely used paraphrase: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities".

~ https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Voltaire

“ I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me. ” ~ George Carlin. by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

kaboom! that's how you do it. bravo.

“ I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me. ” ~ George Carlin. by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

NONSENSE

You know there are well over 40 ways that /s/Voting_IsARiggedJoke and the ruling class is busy on all of them all the time.

For example, the ruling class pays or even brainwashes shills and liars to go on forums to cause disruptions.

These complete morons believe in the duopoly and insist that third party votes are spoilers. Shame on all of them.

Many idiots are fooled into thinking their pointless popularity vote (or vote against) makes any kind of difference every 4 years. We should have more frequent votes on issues. Monthly would be good.

Further, the ruling class will only let you only vote on their selection puppets who are all corruptible and fallible - instead of actually voting on issues directly.

If they can track and trace us, and manage our money and transactions, they can certainly create online voting that is open, transparent, and secure so that we don't need the middlemen "representatives".

We NEVER vote on the important issues nor who is in the deep state. No one votes on who is minister of energy, head of the CIA or FBI, or even on the heads of the Big Pharma who are bribing the mafia government and media they control.

The ruling class and their puppet rule makers write the rules and will change the rules to maintain their status quo.

Write the rules, rig the game, control the results.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]skeech 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Another coward throwaway account.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]Zorp 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You get the fuck out asshole

“ I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me. ” ~ George Carlin. by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]socks 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Second rule: Instead of agreeing with everything someone says, think about the importance of voting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV5zREdE-KE

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]skeech 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

This logic should be applied to those degenerates that convince children that they are transgender.

those animals should serve hard time and break rocks.

hard labor.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Good timing. I can utilize this.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]skeech 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

if you dont like america, why so much effort to speak dirt about u.s.?

take your son and get the fk out.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Popper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

is this an excuse to run away when losing an argument

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]Brewdabier 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And America does it well.

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize." ~ NOT Voltaire, actually originated in by Kevin Alfred Strom, a US white nationalist/separatist, neo-Nazi, Holocaust denier, editor of National Vanguard, and was convicted of possession of child pornography. by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I don't recall.

But now I recoil.

I see a typo: "in by".

I usually copypasta the first paragraph(s) of Wikipedia articles then edit them down to fit.

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize." ~ NOT Voltaire, actually originated in by Kevin Alfred Strom, a US white nationalist/separatist, neo-Nazi, Holocaust denier, editor of National Vanguard, and was convicted of possession of child pornography. by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"Denier". :^)

By the way, I recall posting this quote, but the post seems to have disappeared. Have you seen / do you remember my post about this quote, Jason?

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pompous loser.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]turtlew0rk 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I've never thought punching myself if the nuts would be a good idea personally, but yeah kinda like that. lol

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Questionable 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Never Argue with a user who's name is comprised of 2 commons words. Especially if you reference the meaning of their name and they don't understand what it is you are talking about.

Common information is often lost in translation. Even if it is comprised of a key element of their 'character'.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Arguing online with an asstroll is like punching yourself in the nuts - it might have seemed like a good idea at the time but you usually regret it.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]GST893 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is a very good reason to leave reddit as it is nothing but idiots over there.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]turtlew0rk 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Never fight with a pig. Win or lose you get muddy and the pig probably likes it.

(to paraphrase a similar quote)

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Mark Twain by [deleted] in quotes

[–]IkeConn 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Clemens was one smart fucker.

"The likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely. The Afghan government and leadership has to come together. They clearly have the capacity to sustain the government in place." -- Joe Biden by Chipit in quotes

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Next week there will be videos of US collaborators and translators shot to death. Just like in Vietnam.

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives." - John Lennon by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That quote is misattributed to many people.

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives." - John Lennon by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If voting could change a thing, it already had been forbidden (free after Mark Twain).

" Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. " ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, November 8, 1838 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You shouldn't. Especially when you got a friend here.

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W7hIHnYbc8

If that was the solution you should be buying an apple now or some shit.

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Exconduckducktor 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Some roles such as journalism benefit from a built up repertoire and seeing who you are talking to.

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Brewdabier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What's funny is people bitch about facial recognition technology and cameras but think nothing about posting everything on social media.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

'No' was the polite response to your comment.

The normal response to your comment is: there is no correlation between Carlin's references and antisemitism. There are also no dog whistles here. Sometimes I wonder about potential schizophrenia among users at Saidit, and these assumptions about my comments remind me again of potential schizophrenic reactions to what would otherwise be a normal political discussion à la Carlin's comments.

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–]AnarchySpeach 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

entry to virtual prostitution

lmao. Telling internet strangers when you go on vacation and showing random pictures of food isn't as extreme as you make it sound. I was talking about stuff like youtube, reddit, twitter, facebook. Not onlyfans.

no uphill battles to climb.

Every time somebody tells me, "Hey, I couldn't find you on facebook." and I reply with, "I don't do social media." Every person has given me the same shocked look of confusion like there's something wrong with me. It's really creepy when your boss asks you for your account details to check if they comply with company policy and then threatening to fire you if they find out you lied about not having one. The barrier to entry is zero, but the peer pressure is real.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Noam_Chomsky 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

No prob.

The roots of the progressive movement stem from the idea that govt can be used to fix people's problems.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]AcceleratedWallops 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Absolutely not. Stop chewing your Fox News pills and look around at your fellow Americans.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]thefirststone 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Then stop using his dog whistles.

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–]thefirststone 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The average person has plenty of ego to engage in these practices. The barrier to entry to virtual prostitution just happens to be near zero.

Conformity enters into it, but it has no uphill battles to climb.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–]AnarchySpeach 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

While I have no doubt that many narcissists flaunt themselves, I don't think the average person is sharing their life story out of ego. When everyone is doing it those who hold back are considered the weirdos. The urge to fit in is strong for the youth. Add 10 years of habit and it becomes normal to those involved.

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–]thefirststone 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Narcissism: Dopamine hits in exchange for exposure.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]thefirststone 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Carlin's reference to "Liberal orthodoxy" was a reference to Neoliberalism

So we agree he was antisemitic.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]thefirststone 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

No, the original quote was in the context of good-faith interactions with peers with bad reputations.

The dynamic between citizen-subject and overlord is different.

I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower. Banksy by [deleted] in quotes

[–]AnarchySpeach 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Indoctrination: Children as young as 10 are getting social media accounts.

Normalization: Everybody else has it, including your friends, and if you don't then you're out of the loop.

Gamification: A point scoring system is built in to promote good behavior, using it more triggers the pleasure center in the brain from the higher numbers, and the punishment from bad behavior is enforced by your own social circle that also use the platform.

Children aren't taught strategy or tactics anymore. They want the attention their two working parents never provided them. Social media became the perfect way to fill the void with the illusion of being noticed by their peers.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Horrux 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe my position is specific to economic theories of government. I haven't studied that part of history that well, or the history of politics for that matter.

There are so many intersections in these topics where a term can confuse when it is used without sufficient context. So, my apologies for confusing "history of politics" liberalism with "economic theory of government" liberalism.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Noam_Chomsky 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

http://world-history-education-resources.com/age-of-enlightenment/liberalism-enlightenment-age.html

Both the Age of Enlightenment and the birth of liberalism can be viewed as starting with the father of liberalism John Locke (1632 - 1704), although he was informed by thinkers like the Greeks, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the events of the English Civil War.(More...). The political version of enlightenment is liberalism, the idea that all men are created equal, and have a right to life and liberty, and that this should be reflected in government.

Do you have any sources for your position?

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]BelgIsTheWord 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I dont block them because i call them out. They are probably getting paid per reply to each post but my concern isnt ms sock puppets wallet.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]BelgIsTheWord 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whatever you say sock puppet.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Node 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I knew it was that troll before opening the page. Just unblocked yesterday to see replies to it, but I'm going to reblock. That's just pure trolling.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]BelgIsTheWord 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Guys the government can be trusted now because the right people are in charge! Our local deep state shill told me so.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]mahavishnunj 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Mistrust in the government isn't a partisan issue. Don't spin this into a "Democrat=Good/Republican=Bad" debate. Both parties are as equally bad and do not represent the people's interests in the least.

yet several morons respond to this legit post completely oblivious to reality.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]BelgIsTheWord 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

How much are you paid to post here?

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Horrux 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Nope. Liberalism literally means "do what you want". And this applies to whom? The population? No sir. THE GOVERNMENT. Therefore big spending.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Noam_Chomsky 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I think you mean "progressivism".

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Horrux 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Liberalism isn't about liberty and NEVER HAS BEEN. It's always been about big government spending big money to "do things that the people could never achieve without government". i.e. get fucked.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes - good quote. When I refer to the administrations of two Republicans, I am also referring to the Democrats who voted for their bills. Neoliberalism was serious problem in the 1980s and 1990s. Carlin's reference to "Liberal orthodoxy" was a reference to Neoliberalism, which was an 'orthodoxy' of making deals with orthodox conservatives. His concern in this case - with the orthodox ideologies - was with the traditional/orthodox (ie. 1950s) approaches of conservatives and neoliberals who believed in cold war funding for the military industrial complex, Isenhower-esque reversals of the New Deal investments in the 99% &c. The Democrats Carlin (and his generation) hated most were the "yellow dog Democrats" of the 1960s and 1970s, who came to power with the help of corrupt union practices (not that unions are bad, however) and other empty promises for the 99%, big coal, big auto, &c. It didn't work, and led to puppet conservative presidencies like Regan, Bush Sr, and thereafter. I am not excluding Democrats from Carlin's criticisms.

Carlin and those addressing political problems thoughtfuly would NOT however consider both parties equal in their approaches. Carlin would not want anyone to follow the right-wing propaganda that both parties are the same, as this obviously leads to support for authoritarian, right-wing candidates, or 3rd party candidates who waste votes for electable candidates. Carlin would never want anyone to oversimplify the political process. He grew up in a New Deal US and had seen the political corruption develop during the Korean war.

When Richard Nixon, who Carlin described as a member of a sub-species of humanity, overwhelmingly defeated McGovern, the comedian gave up on the political process.

But America’s most consistently savage social commentator for the best part of a half century, who has died at age 71, did not give up on politics.

In recent years, in front of audiences that were not always liberal, he tore apart the neo-conservative assault on liberty with a clarity rarely evidenced in the popular culture.

Recalling George Bush’s ranting about how the endless “war on terror” is a battle for freedom, Carlin echoed James Madison’s thinking with a simple question: “Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?”

Carlin gave the Christian right – and the Christian left – no quarter. “I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State,” Carlin said. “My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.”

Carlin’s take on the Ronald Reagan administration is the best antidote to the counterfactual romanticization of the former president – in which even Barack Obama has engaged – remains the single finest assessment of Reagan and his inner circle. While Carlin did not complain much about politicians, he made an exception with regard to the great communicator. Recorded in 1988 at the Park Theater in Union City, New Jersey, and later released as an album — What Am I Doing in New Jersey? – his savage recollection of the then-concluding Reagan-Bush years opened with the line: “I really haven’t seen this many people in one place since they took the group photograph of all the criminals and lawbreakers in the Ronald Reagan administration.”

“But I’ll tell you what they don’t want,” Carlin continued. “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. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. You know what they want? Obedient workers – people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they’re coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club.“

“I understand the marketplace, but government is supposed to be here to redress the inequities of the marketplace,” Carlin continued. “That’s one of its functions. Not just to protect the nation, secure our security and all that shit. And not just to take care of great problems that are trans-state problems, that are national, but also to make sure that the inequalities of the marketplace are redressed by the acts of government. That’s what welfare was about. There are people who really just don’t have the tools, for whatever reason. Yes, there are lazy people. Yes, there are slackers. Yes, there’s all of that. But there are also people who can’t cut it, for any given reason, whether it’s racism, or an educational opportunity, or poverty, or a fuckin’ horrible home life, or a history of a horrible family life going back three generations, or whatever it is. They’re crippled and they can’t make it, and they deserve to rest at the commonweal. That’s where my fuckin’ passion lies.”

Like the radicals of the early years of the 20th century, whose politics he knew and respected,

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Right-wing propagandists are using Carlin's quotes out of context to push the idea of 'political nihilism', to make gullible people think that their 3rd party votes will not be wasted, and better still: that they should not vote.

If one is to truly learn from Carlin, critically think about politics and the bills proposed by each party, voting out the old people and voting in the prople who will propose and pass bills that help the 99%. Do the opposite of what the Nixon & Reagan Administrations would want you to do.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Trust perpetual liars, time after time after time?

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]HugodeCrevellier 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Also, 'liberals' is a misnomer, as it's meant to define those that defend (certainly not attack) liberty, the consent of the governed and equality before the law.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]HugodeCrevellier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

'Trust but Verify'

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Optimus85 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Mistrust in the government isn't a partisan issue. Don't spin this into a "Democrat=Good/Republican=Bad" debate. Both parties are as equally bad and do not represent the people's interests in the least.

The habits of liberals, their automatic language, their knee-jerk responses to certain issues, deserved the epithets the right wing stuck them with. I'd see how true they often were. Here they were, banding together in packs, so I could predict what they were going to say about some event or conflict and it wasn't even out of their mouths yet. I was very uncomfortable with that. Liberal orthodoxy was as repugnant to me as conservative orthodoxy. -Carlin

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]socks 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I think the context is very important for much of his work.

He said that in 1992, and earlier, specifically in reference to abusive administrations of George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan (especially, Reagan), which had screwed the 99% out of social programs, part of their Social Security (to pay for loans from China and tax breaks for the wealthy), taxes for massive military projects, regulations that would have protected their water and voting options, and many other things.

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin by [deleted] in quotes

[–]GST893 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The world is worse off without George in it.

Serious question... by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]GST893 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Probably all those things too. Keeping everyone confused is a key to disunity and fear. The biggest fear they can instill is that of the unknown.

Serious question... by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

And/Or they are keeping the masses confused and distracted while they install their next psyops and power plays, and/or buy/waste time as the economy, food supplies, and other things collapse.