George Carlin Warns Us That We Have No Rights

As I have previously written in the post ‘The Wise and True Prophets of Comedy (Part 1): George Carlin’, George Carlin was both a comedian and wise commentator on political and social issues.

In the following video, George Carlin (1937-2008) made one final live appearance in his ‘It’s Bad for Ya’ HBO special four months before he died.  On this program, he offered up his take on the state of the nation, including his observation that Americans don’t really have any rights – this, I should hasten to add, applies to everyone in the Western hemisphere.

By all means have a laugh with good old George but for your own sake, wake up, wisen up, and take your lives back!


  1. I disagree with this, everyone has its own rights, but anyway this is a nice post!
    Zero Dramas

  2. Jason Cooper says:

    Hi Adelbert,

    I see your point…everyone does have a right to live their own life as they see fit.

    Although the majority of the time we are led down a more ignorant path of giving up our very “own” lives for those we worship as “authority” – be it parental, religious or political.

    This, I think, is what George was trying to exhort to the rest of us.

    Thanks for the comment.