47. “Respect is taught at home. If your kid is a disrespectful little shit ..”
GEORGE CARLIN DID NOT say this.
“Respect is taught at home. If your kid is a disrespectful little shit, it’s YOUR fault. Not society’s, their school teacher, a video game’s fault or someone else’s fault. YOURS.”
I haven’t found this quote in any of Carlin’s albums, HBO specials, or books. He did talk about the concept of respect being earned when he talked about the Ten Commandments in Complaints and Grievances (2001), but this quote is nowhere close to what he had said.
Upon further searching, I found the quote word-for-word on a 2014 Facebook post from Marc Savard. The post had 180 shares when I found it. I’ve seen meme versions from July 2017 that didn’t attribute the quotation to anybody. Regardless of whether Savard said it first, I’ve found no evidence of Carlin having said it. So I’m guessing this is another classic case of somebody mistakenly thinking the quote sounded “Carlin-esque” enough to throw the text over a Carlin photo.