FBI Had 12-Page File On George Carlin Because He Made Jokes About Government

george_carlinBy John Vibes

Comedian George Carlin is known as one of the most controversial and outspoken entertainers of his time and, as far as the government is concerned, he could have possibly been a terrorist.

He went into great detail about corruption in government and business.

During the 1978 Supreme Court case, FCC v Pacifica Foundation, the government cited Carlin’s work as an example of profanity. They used his “Seven Dirty Words” segment to show the type of language that was being used in records and broadcasts. However, the government’s interest in his work did not stop there.


Just after his 1969 appearance on the Jackie Gleason show, Carlin caught the attention of the FBI because he made jokes about then-FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. According to the government, Carlin had “referred to the Bureau and the Director in a satirical vein.”

They added that his act was “considered to be in very poor taste” and “it was obvious that he was using the prestige of the Bureau and Mr. Hoover to enhance his performance.”

carlin1-1After Carlin’s appearance on the show, the staff of Jackie Gleason received a number of anonymous letters — allegedly from fans but possibly from the FBI — condemning Carlin for speaking about the government in the critical way that he did. It has been proven that the FBI has indeed sent threatening letters to public figures in the past, pretending to be concerned colleagues or a member of the public, including to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

carlin4A letter claiming to be from a viewer of the Jackie Gleason show, criticizing Carlin’s statements.

Anyone who speaks out against the injustices of the world, whether they are a dangerous terrorist or a harmless comedian, will receive unwanted attention from government.

Below is a video showing Carlin’s deep political analysis in action:



Read the 12 pages of FBI documents on Carlin here.

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John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.


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81 Comments on "FBI Had 12-Page File On George Carlin Because He Made Jokes About Government"

  1. I liked the one where he was invited to the Press Club & made fun of politicians when they get caught with their fingers in the cookie jar…lotsa laughter, but a really stone faced front panel of some of the pillars of the local obsequious MSM Yes Men…hahahahahaa!…(RIP Geo.)

  2. John C Carleton | August 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm | Reply

    The FBI was founded and headed for years by a closet cross dressing power/control freak. Think they might be just a little paranoid?

    • How do weirdos advance?

    • Rodney Steward | August 21, 2015 at 7:55 am | Reply

      Don’t be so PC, he was a queer, that liked little boys!

      • John C Carleton | August 21, 2015 at 8:10 am | Reply

        He was a pediphile. All pediphiles should be strapped naked over a barrel, in a pin with a donkey and an elephant, before they are hung.

        • Rodney Steward | August 21, 2015 at 8:16 am | Reply

          U are sooooo right my friend!!!

          • James Madison | August 21, 2015 at 10:15 am |

            Pedophilia (‘sexual preference’) will be the next great civil rights issue of our time. Just wait and watch the left. The regressive movement is moving at warp speed. The next time you see a hippie, thank them for their contributions to society…

          • Following that, homicide will be a civil rights issue…and then, rape.

          • Zionists/CIA/Mossad/Jesuits are the junkyard dogs of the 0.0001% pyramid cap Old Black Nobility /13 family royal bloodlines (sic)…..do the research & WAKE UP!…out of your deep entranced MSM hypnotic sleep.

          • Joshua 11:19-20 (KJV)
            19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other they took in battle.
            20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.

            People with an obstinate hatred for God’s ethnic people are those that God seems to want to destroy. There are Biblical reasons why our government has ceased to be the God ordained authority in the lives of a righteous people.

          • Don’t you ever tire of your conspiracy theories?

          • GFYS

          • Oh Edwardo, I know Gmos For Yourself.

        • Hanging would be more effective than being hung.

          • John C Carleton | August 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm |

            Now i am a country boy more interested politics, economics, military, Nato trying to start WW 3, Israhell murdering the Semitic peoples of Palestine, Us murdering brown people all over the world, that sort of thing rather than spelling and english Composition. In fact, knowing that i was spelling challenged, my eight grade teacher wanted her sister to be valedictorian, but i was in the way. So she cooked up a spelling test that counted a total of ten percent of all the years grade. In high school she studied her life away, had no fun. I did not turn any homework in, had fun, passed by acing my test. The principal called the teachers to his office, who had complained for four years that I was capable of doing more than i did, showed them my college intrench exam where I placed in the top 97% of the USA in that year. He told them, he must have been retaining something. When i went to university, they had to give me credits in government and history classes that I did not have to take. I have a nephew who is a Nuclear Engineer and very close to to his masters in Business, and he can not spell. runs in the family. Now if it bothers you that much, feel free to correct me when i miss spell or use the wrong word.

          • Wow! I’m impressed.

          • John C Carleton | August 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm |

            So don’t hump my leg.

          • I did write a serious, more-definitive response; however, it got purged. I’m not going to attempt to reconstitute it. It was nothing bad either. Apparently, the gate watchers have it out for me.

          • Israel is now a land where there is indeed nearly 100 percent disobedience to the desires of their JHVH, but it IS THERE in the infrastructure building of God for the last seven years before the millennial kingdom being set up by Jesus Christ. The “semiotic” people that you say are being murdered are people that God apparently desires to destroy, because inside that 100 percent people we call Jews in Israel there is a treasure of about 33 or 34 percent who are going to be as much a brother in Christ as real Christians here on this side of the rapture. That is the people God desires to protect even while in their disobedience on this side of the rapture (or the parents of such people). When a people seem to have in obstinate hatred for the Jews, God has historically prepared that people to be destroyed and we are not to pity a people that are so designated by their own hatred. The best we can do at present is to present those people the gospel and save them from that generation to be destroyed of the nations surrounding Israel. I guess you can say if we do not TRY to convert them to Christianity then it is our fault that they die, though God also is the one party to making sure that those that are His are saved, and He pretty much says all that are so drawn by God to Christ will in no way be cast out. Now to see the scripture that proves my claim, check this out on the time after the Exodus when Israel was supposed to take over the land away from the Canaanites and other nations that God apparently has in His mind to destroy:

            Joshua 11:19-20 (KJV)
            19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other they took in battle.
            20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they
            should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.

          • Gottaluv soap box proselytizers that worship themselves as THE middle men to God….all while watching dancing shadows on the wall of Plato’s Cave & ascribing meanings….stupid is….stupid does

          • I and my spellchecker did not criticize your spelling, but a fool is truly one who says in his heart, “there is no God.” And a fool does the stupid thing when without one bit of “science,” he, to obtain the applause of a sin hiding world makes a leap of faith in his humanity and declares that all that can be seen by the eye is reality and discards “eyewitness” testimony of that which he with his eyes cannot corroborate. The torah law of two or three witnesses that establishes a matter is the schema of interpretation of the Bible and those of us who appreciate the Bible, that says for the church age people there is no more miracle or healing like that in the first century until after the rapture uses this time to develop by the “scientific method” derived from the Biblical schema of interpretation that gave the old search for “knowledge” or “science” if you want a fancy Latin word for knowledge some credibility, a body of description of processes and rates as a benchmark until the “finger of God” again moves in his creation to be tested thereby. This bench mark will be valuable in the time after the rapture when “the finger of God” again moves on this earth when he again works with that infrastructure of ISRAEL already in the land, and saves that third out of what we see of the people possibly today. All we are proving today is the truth that the Bible already has mentioned that there will be no more miracle or special healing or tongues, if you are a charismatic, until a time after the rapture when the church age saints will disappear from this earth. In the meantime the fools of this earth will derive meaning from the rudiments of the world, which ascribes no meaning beyond that which they can see, and reveling in a religion of science fiction such as evolution which itself has not proof, but I am a geologist and have already seen the demonstration of that ignorance. The Bible believers in the eyewitness testimony we have (the Bible), which the evolutionists do not have, have our OWN vested interest in building up this corpus of evidence of what God does in the normal working of his creation and when it happens that the fools spend on their own dime to advance that corpus of knowledge sometimes by accident, we will take advantage of THEIR boughten science, and know that we understand a few things that are happening today when God continues building up his infrastructure for that time after the rapture. We also indulge in things political when we understand that this very schema of interpretation which is rightly the tool of the Christian is found in the Constitution in Article three Section three regarding treason.

          • Blah Blah Blah Blah….I notice you have a gun in your hand…do us all a favor

          • Why don’t you do all of us a favor and shut up Edward.

          • US = pedophilia….UK = paedophilia

          • John C Carleton | August 22, 2015 at 5:02 am |

            Throw in Australia,IsraHell, Saudi, Ireland, Belgium, France. In fact throw in the “government leaders and military leaders” in most NATO member states.

          • More lies Edwardo?

      • Difference. barack like big boys,I THINK?

      • Mr. Steward, This is my second post to you, they removed my first one, so here goes. I was glad to see that you used the term “QUEER” for homosexual, instead of “GAY”. Gay according to the dictionary means HAPPY. EXCITED. Now, let’s see if they remove it this time.

        • Rodney Steward | August 22, 2015 at 10:13 am | Reply

          This PC stuff has to stop, fact are facts. They’ve been called that for many, many decades. They’re the ones with the problem, not us. This is still America for now, and I’ll speak my peace. I’ve had my comments removed a few times Nancy, and I’m sure it’ll happen again! But this is how U find out who is watching the comment section. And a lot of times U can tell the race!

      • So does HW BUSH and many other government officials. Washington is the cesspool of the United States of America. And has been for about 60 years. Semper Fi.

    • Maybe they will open another file on me…
      IF BRAINS WERE TAXED, EVERYONE WORKING FOR THE GUBERMENT (including the FBI) WOULD GET AN EIC REBATE.

  3. Frances McCandless | August 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm | Reply

    The government doesn’t want anyone especially a celebrity spouting the truth. I miss this man’s humor. Am sure they took care of him. RIP George

    • You are so right, every one who the government doesn’t like does seem to have “accidents” of other strange causes of death. How about the small and safe procedure that Joan Rivers was a victom of. Strange huh.

      • George Carlin was so very right. Joan Rivers was intentionally snuffed out for what she said about the Obamas. Add another one to the long list of mysterious deaths.

    • at least George is in a better place than there going.Hell’s gate will have such a rush. most of them practice satanism already.there under such a watch they really don.t have any secrets we know them all.

  4. The swollen leviathan will not stop meddling. Does it bring any value to citizens after factoring the costs? They arrogantly waste our money. Our prez is doing a transformation that his betters dont want! We dont want third world! Scram O!

  5. I miss George, didn’t always agree with his stances but he did shine the light of humor on our Government and they did not like that at all as many a truth has been said in jest… I know he’s playing the BIG room with Lenny Bruce!

  6. The government is a joke a very bad joke. A joke played on the honest people of the United States.

    • Shawshank09, I was goin’ to say that. Our so called Government has made the U.S.A. to be a laughing stock to the rest of the World. What are they going to do about that? Are they going to throw a big net over the rest of the World and arrest them?

      • You got that right, we are a laughing stock, just so they don’t stop laughing and start shooting because we aren’t paying back our debt. When obuma got in he said Groege Bush was un-American for raiseing the debt limit, so what does that tell everyone. obuma just isn’t un-American he’s Anti-American. Trying his level best to bring us down to a third world nation just like hhis home land Kenya.

  7. I’ve got news for the All the Pathetic FBI, CIA, NSA and EVERY Other Government Hacks, YAHWEH has Scribes in Heaven writing down every Idle Word, Thought and Deed that these Morally Bankrupt Cretins are Doing. And One Soon Day They and All of Us will Stand Before HIM and HIS Son YAHSHUA/JESUS and Give an Account.

  8. FBI are the ones who should be investigated for Constitutional Rights violations.
    By the way,
    FBI is FedGov controlled.
    What does that expose about Big Brother.

  9. REALLY? This is what there finding important? You will have done you due diligence when you concentrate of getting the CRIMINALS out of OUR WHITE HOUSE. NOW THAT SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE, STOP WITH THE CHILDISH GAMES GROW UP AND DO WHAT IS IMPORTANT.AND Stop working for the CRIMINALS that find it important to stop people from humor.
    If there that thin skin they shouldn’t be in there . THEY ARE LIARS ,I HAVE PROOF THEY ARE CAN ,YOU SHOW ME WHERE THE AREN’T???Sick of alone with the MAJORITY of AMERICANS ,what you call important.Hope you are TRUE AMERICANS TO BEGIN WITH. WE have enough people in our CORRUPT Government to worry about . The people have have no protection from FBI. SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS.

  10. The FBI’s self importance is in indirect proportion to their sense of humor.

    • Terry Rushing | August 21, 2015 at 8:22 am | Reply

      They do seem to take themselves too seriously don’t they? (I wish I’d thought of that line, great observation.)

  11. REALLY? This is what there finding important? You will have done you due diligence when you concentrate of getting the CRIMINALS out of OUR WHITE HOUSE. NOW THAT SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE STOP WITH THE CHILDISH GAMES GROW UP AND DO WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

  12. How about if someone tell a FBI joke — do these people just start shooting or do they run to obozo to see what to do ?????

  13. I don’t see my name anywhere. Why not??

  14. Gary Plunkett | August 21, 2015 at 7:47 am | Reply

    Time to end this Fed and start over with a few changes on term limits balanced budget etc.

  15. Rodney Steward | August 21, 2015 at 7:53 am | Reply

    Now I would think, that everyone knows that everyone in the Gov., are GODS, above OUR laws, and they expect to be treated as such. But that the same way the fools thought during the Roman Empire!

  16. Mr. Carlin has it pegged good and proper. But what that club that he’s talking about does not realize is that there is ONE, Yahuwah Tzevaot (of Armies) our Creator, who created us for the purpose of becoming in His likeness and image, who formed them in their mothers’ wombs for the purpose of giving them the same opportunity as anyone else to fulfill His purpose for them, has a dossier on them that covers from the time of their conception to the time of their decease from this life, and there is no escaping His scrutiny of our lives as He determines whether He will have to bring us to the end, the “second death” mentioned in your Bible, or whether He will replace our mortal bodies with immortal ones, in order to live and work with Him in the ever-growing expansion of His Kingdom. It would be possible for these phony masters to choose life rather than burn to ashes in Gei-Hinnom (the Lake of Fire)! Each of us has to choose whether to ask the Messiah Yahushua to cover our sins with His blood of atonement and to give us everlasting and profitable life. So whose side are we on? As for me and my house, we will serve Yahuwah Tzevaot, in the Name of the Messiah Yahushua, omein!

    • You are soooo right. JUDGEMENT is coming. BE READY!

      • Thank you, Brother James, but mostly praise the Master Yahushua, who will open the understanding of any who believe that He is and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him, per Hebrews 11:6. It took me a while and a few lumps on my noggin to wise up, and I’m glad to be waking up and smelling the coffee. Bless the Name of Yahuwah, omein!

  17. Terry Rushing | August 21, 2015 at 8:11 am | Reply

    In my Juniro Hi School Civics class we had just a bit if information presented about the Bill of Rights. I learned that the framers specifically intended the First Amendment to protect those who vocalized objections and criticisms of government from reprisal. The threat of being placed on some government list and being tagged a “potential” terrorist carries more than a little intimidation factor. If Carlin (or any other citizen for that matter) does not make threat specific comments in their discourse then I fail to see how government has an interest except to mend it’s was when necessary. Apparently the truth hurts more than we know. Lighten up you government fat heads! Since you seem to be at loose ends why not begin rounding up all the illegals for shipment to their point of origin instead of mis using your “authority” to attempt to intimidate and bully citizens exercising their First Amendment RIGHT. Never forget, government employee, you work for us; we could always fire you.

  18. J Edgar was a homo,wore girls clothes and was an all around maladjusted weirdo so he would have fit right in with the Obama administration.Bathhouse Barry would have greeted him with open arms.

    • Arms? I’m guessing he would have opened something else…though I now need to pour some drain cleaner in my eyes so I can burn that thought from my brain.

  19. ooohhh, oooohhh, i got one: OVOMIT GOES BOWLING……WHEN HE GETS THERE, HE REALIZED, HE CANT BOWL, BECAUSE HE HAS NO B_____S!!! store that in your lower orfice!!

  20. State and local law enforcement officers often find it necessary to work with the FBI. Within the bureau we often find good people we can work with but most of us do not trust the institution itself.

    • I’ll buy that. Not ALL of them are corrupt, there are good people everywhere who don’t have a say in policy.

  21. He’s right about the gooobermint.

  22. Curtis Jones Jr | August 21, 2015 at 11:25 am | Reply

    Did you hear the one about the Priest, the Rabbi, the Preacher and the FBI Agent………nor did I. I am not Politically Correct, I don’t want to be. I rather be honest and truthful, it is better for my soul. Hey FBI, did you hear the one about obama being the Anti-Christ? HE IS and he hates Americans, because we are mostly White. Hey FBI did you hear the one about the FBI Chief that sucked obama until he was half white, he is. Do something America, besides being sheep.

  23. EVERYONE is subject to ridicule, no matter how bad. This is America, not the near east. While much of it is in very poor taste, people are free to do it.

  24. That’s What That Fool Hoover , Couldn’t Understand –To Speak Out against Corruption , In Business , Or Government ,& Even In The Churches –That’s What
    True American Patriotism Is All about , Even Jesus Spoke Out About The Corruption In His Day — He Called The Pharisees , A Generation Of Vipers , Among Other Things !!

  25. CrystalClaire | August 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm | Reply

    Boy, he nailed them with that bit! I hope he’s having the last laugh somewhere, watching the rise of the PC crusher Donald Trump!

  26. When I read this I think of Mark Twain. He had many jokes about government and politicians.

    • Will Rogers, Jr. also. Among other things, he said that he didn’t need any writers for his humor, he had congress.

  27. That’s Strange ,THE PEOPLE have there eye on the FBI.they follow the money . NOT the safety of the people. evidence, look at all the criminal act going on in our Government, starting at the Oval Office.have you seen any body being arrested??

    There is your answer.

  28. This just goes to show you that our government is always listening so don’t you think even for a minute that you can say what ever you want to because big brother is always listening.

  29. I sincerely believe that today’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is incompetent. They took two to three weeks before they went into Benghazi to gather evidence (it was all gone by then) and to do a thorough crime scene investigation (CSI). When the Russians sent them the information about the Tsarnaev brothers (Boston Marathon bombers), the FBI did a cursory investigation, found nothing, and filed the information without sharing it with all other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and intelligence (intel) agencies.

    A while back, a congressional committee member questioned former FBI Director Robert Mueller on national television. Mueller could not answer some very simple questions. Questions asked included “Who is in charge of the Benghazi investigation?” I don’t know,
    Mueller answered. “How many people are on the investigation team?” I don’t know, he repeats. On and on the questioning went. My conclusion was that the man was completely incompetent probably because he was only a couple of months from retirement; he did not want to anger the Obama administration (after all, his boss was Eric Holder); and he was already mentally and emotionally gone from the FBI.

    Then, this week, we read an article posted by Leo Hohmann titled “‘Ridiculous’: FBI warns of next big terror attack” where the FBI confirmed the existence of nine of the 35 terrorist training camps throughout the United States. Then, in the next breath, the FBI states that all assertions that “MOA [Muslims of America] communities provide terrorist training are unfounded.” What? Say that again? There are existing videos that show these camps in action.

    The FBI also claims that right-wing conservatives are “militia extremists” and proceeds to denigrate them with all kinds of charges that they yet need to prove as true. Innuendo comes to mind. The FBI then goes on to defend Islam by accusing the so-called “militia extremists” of saying, “Islam represents a foreign threat, equivalent to those which emanate from illegal immigration or international terrorism.” What the FBI does not say is that Islam has been hijacked by the extremist, radical Islamists who do all of their murderous deeds in the name of Islam. Allahu akbar! Yet, the moderate Islamic Muslims to not stand up against the extremist Muslim Islamists and take their religion back.

    Furthermore, the FBI also claims that the “militia extremists” say that, “The President of the United States not only sympathizes with Islamic extremists but directs U.S. Government policy to align with their goals.” If that charge holds any water for the “militia extremists,” it is maybe
    because the Obama administration has hired scores of “devout Muslims” to serve in key policy positions throughout the current administration. Obama has decimated the U.S. Armed
    Forces. Obama has paid for and shipped in thousands upon thousands of foreign Muslims (cannot tell the good ones from the bad ones) into the United States homeland.

    Furthermore, Obama has failed to seal the borders against infiltrators who are other than
    Mexicans (OTMs) many of whom are ISIS warriors. Obama is trying desperately to sign a nuclear treaty with Iran, which includes hundreds of billions of dollars to fund their nuclear development capability (they say otherwise, but you cannot tell one dollar from another). Obama unilaterally pulls the United States troops out of Iraq, which was the spark and genesis of ISIS or, as Obama says, ISIL. Obama pours military equipment into the pro-Iranian Iraqi government whose troops, upon the first sighting of the advancing ISIS warfighters, abandon all of their brand new tanks and other vehicles, which the ISIS troops now use against us. I can go on and on, but you get the picture as to why some people conclude that what the FBI says is false.

    Obviously, the left has indeed captured the FBI that now serves as a political arm of the corrupt administration and the corrupt Department of Justice, which appears to have been more like a Department of injustice over the past 6-1/2 unjust years. The FBI does not display an impartial, objective, fair, unbiased, and apolitical role any longer. That is why I consider that the FBI is now incompetent. A telling piece of coming evidence will be if the FBI whitewashes the Hillary Clinton email felony in their final investigative report. The Benghazi investigation is another thing that they appear to be whitewashing. We will see what happens in the ensuing weeks and months.

  30. they must have a BIG file on Will Rogers.when asked why he made so many jokes about the government he replied ” I don’t make jokes about the government,I read the papers & report the facts”.of course now you have to find a news source that actually tells the truth,which is hard when they only report what obama lets them.

  31. Hard to make a joke about what the current state is doing because well, it just isn’t funny.

  32. Rodney Steward, good for you !!! I was so glad to see that you did not use the word “Gay”. Who in the name of sense ever gave the name “Gay” to homosexuals? To be Gay is to be a happy, merry, excited.

  33. Didn’t like my post huh?

  34. My response to the people who can’t take Carlin’s humor, “Go F’ yourself!”

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