6 thoughts on “Were Bill Hicks & George Carlin on Your Side?

  • 17-February-2017 at 4:57 pm
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    Correction in caps to this super-long-assed-ultra-dense paragraph:

    “There is also the value of learning how to make your ‘common-sense dance’ by seeing through the eyes of or feeling the earth and its rhythms through the lightened-feet of the expert dancer of senses ‘common,’ whatever the validity of his or your ideological perspectives or base premises, WHICH tends to transcend all ‘sides’ and dialectics and eventually find, through the gracefulness of the dance itself, the more truthful premises it needs to switch to the ‘good’ side.

  • 18-February-2017 at 7:49 am
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    Why is my original long comment not showing up John? I’ve tried to post it 4 times now. It’s not even that long.

  • 18-February-2017 at 7:53 am
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    My fourth time trying to post this corrected comment:

    My favorite definition of “a sense of humor” is this:

    “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” ―William James

    When the merits of a performer or artist as de-sign-scientist / metaphor-expander can be and are superior to the damage they might do through the spreading of false premises and dialectics throughout society, then it is still justified to support that artist as having more “baby than bathwater” to deliver, not just to us more aware “truthers,” but even to the unregulated sponge subconscious minds of the masses of android cattle. lol There is also the value of learning how to make your “common-sense dance” by seeing through the eyes of or feeling the earth and its rhythms through the lightened-feet of the expert dancer of senses “common,” whatever the validity of his or your ideological persppectives or base premises, WHICH tends to transcend all “sides” and dialectics and eventually find, through the gracefulness of the dance itself, the more truthful premises it needs to switch to the “good” side.

    What is the “good side” that unites all others or none at all? The side that values freedom of choice and freedom of speech above all other values, since without these, individual responsibility and therefore a proper more-all-ity itself is not possible. And without a proper morality based on individual responsibility, the so-called “tribe” is nothing but a gang of extortionists.

    “A monk once asked the Master: ‘Has a dog a Buddha nature too?’ Whereupon the Master replied, Woof!’” ~ Carl Jung, 1939

    “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny!’” – Isaac Asimov

    “The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” – Carl Jung

    “Play so that you may be serious.” – Anarchasis

    “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” — Francis Bacon

    “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge

    “In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.” — W. Somerset Maugham

    “The Reverend William Trent, whose mind was of a serious order, had several times warned his elder sister that too lively a sense of humour frequently led to laxity of principle. She now perceived how right he was; and wondered, in dismay, whether it was because he invariably made her laugh that instead of regarding the Nonesuch with revulsion she was obliged to struggle against the impulse to cast every scruple to the winds, and to give her life into his keeping.”
    ― Georgette Heyer, The Nonesuch

    “Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.” ~ James Thurber

    “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” – Carl Jung

    “Humor is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one’s bottom.” ~ Taki

    “But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
    ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

    “Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” – – Steven Wright

    “It’s always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it’s just hilarious.” – Bill Hicks

    A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs — jolted by every pebble in the road. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    “He who laughs, lasts.” – Mary Pettibone Poole

    “To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.
    Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938

    “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley

  • 19-February-2017 at 9:09 am
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    I know exactly what your talking about when you say that you thought Bill was on your side. I felt the same about Alan Watts (zen master) till i found out he was a CIA asset within the counter culture. Half my life,in that belief…………… I was devestated. I found this out about 18 months ago and still, i don’t know anymore, I don’t believe anymore.

    I loved the entire interview you did

    Take care

    • 21-February-2017 at 5:00 pm
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      Thanks, Mez. It seems to me like some people are capable of admitting that those they looked up to were not really on their side, and some people are not capable of doing this. Only those of the latter group are capable of progressing very far in the process of deprogramming, while the rest are doomed to a life of defending their own deceivers, like a kind of eternal Stockholm Syndrome.

  • 02-August-2017 at 12:43 am
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    What about Hunter Ss. Thompson?

    How would Bernay’s write about Thompson?

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