Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Public Sucks

In the midst of all my bitching, you might have noticed that I never complain about politicians.  I leave that to others.  And there's no shortage of volunteers; everyone complains about politicians.  Everyone says they suck.  But where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky; they don't pass through a membrane from a separate reality.  They come from American homes, American families, American schools, American churches, and American businesses.  And they're elected by American voters.  This is what our system produces, folks.  This is the best we can do.  Let's face it, we have very little to work with. Garbage in, garbage out.

Ignorant citizens elect ignorant leaders, it's as simple as that.  And term limits don't help.  All you do is get a new bunch of ignorant leaders.  So maybe it's not the politicians who suck; maybe it's something else.  Like the public.  That would be a nice realistic campaign slogan for somebody: "The public sucks.  Elect me." Put the blame where it belongs: on the people.

-- George Carlin (1937-2008), American comedian, actor, and author, Napalm And Silly Putty (2001)

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