Comedic legend George Carlin was never one to shy away from controversy, always speaking a raw truth that went straight for the jugular of the modern power structure as a simple system of control.
So, it should come as no surprise that when it came to the government’s official account of the events of 9/11, Carlin, when questioned at a book-signing event in October of 2007 regarding his thoughts on the 9/11 truth movement said:
“I always question the received reality, the consensus reality is often intentionally misleading.”
When the interviewer then naively asked him if he supported a new investigation of 9/11, the politically savvy Carlin explained that the government would never hold itself truly accountable – likening it to the “Kennedy thing.”
“They don’t investigate themselves in this country. It would be like the Kennedy thing, like everything. The people in charge do what they want, and they will always do what they want. The power does what it wants to and I wouldn’t trust an investigation,” Carlin said.
At this point, apparently realizing he was being recorded, Carlin finished the conversation by saying, “it’s just fun, it’s good speculation. Oh you’re getting this on here. Well anyway now you know. Take care of yourself.”
The comedic genius of George Carlin was that he spoke such a plain truth through his art, with a prescient understanding of the rigged reality we all currently reside within.
Ironically, Carlin’s message is arguably more relevant today than ever before.
Jay Syrmopoulos is a political analyst, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on Ben Swann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, Raw Story, MintPress News, as well as many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.