35. “It’s disgusting, man. Disgusting that people still make the argument that we can never cut defense but…”
GEORGE CARLIN DID NOT say this
It’s disgusting, man. Disgusting that people still make the argument that we can never cut defense but we can cut education. Who the fuck is going to invade the US? Really? Really? Use your fucking heads! The only country that could invade America is America! We can afford to cut defense; we can’t afford to cut education. We cut education, in 50 years, we’ll be so stack with idiots with shitty jobs that we won’t have enough money to pay for defense!
I have NO idea where on Earth this quote came from or why somebody attributed it to George Carlin. It certainly doesn’t show up in any of Carlin’s albums, books, or HBO specials. At the time when I found the quote, a search on different search engines for the quote or even parts of the quote left me with nothing. Actually the line “we won’t have enough money to pay for defense” broughts me one hit: a page from The 700 Club website. Go figure.
More importantly, I don’t know why anybody would attribute this to Carlin. Yet I saw it on a George Carln “fan” page on Facebook that’s notorious for bogus Carlin quotes. Even worse, they claimed the quote was from Playin’ With Your Head (1986). Whoever said that it did, has either obviously never listened to that album nor watched that HBO special, or knowingly lied. First of all, Carlin didn’t start saying any sort of enranged social-commentary things like this until 1988 with What Am I Doing In New Jersey? (1988). Furthermore, I can’t imagine Carlin saying “We can’t afford to cut education”, since he sincerely didn’t care about the future of the US. So I’m not even going to be safe here and mark it as “likely not Carlin”; I’m calling outright bullshit on this one!