When it came to the absurdity of politics, the late comedian George Carlin was ahead of the times.
While the children of the “everyone gets a trophy” generation are now graduating college, Carlin satirized the ridiculousness of it all from its early days.
He famously quipped that political correctness is nothing more than “fascism pretending to be manners,” and he couldn’t have been any more correct. It brings to mind another quote, this one from C.S. Lewis, regarding the progressives of his day (1970): “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
The bizarrely puritanical mindset of the secular Left hasn’t changed in decades, it’s only been expressed differently, and for that reason, Carlin’s mockery of it all is timeless.
Watch below (language warning):
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