Carlin’s Truth Crusade
By Germano Silveira
“I have as much authority as the pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.”
George Carlin was the tits, and the bee’s knees wearing the Cat’s Pajama’s. Possibly the greatest political comedian of all time, and, I would argue, the greatest political pundit of all time.
I loved the guy because he perfectly illustrates the purpose and effect of comedy. The purpose of comedy is to give people the ability to look at the shitty parts of life and laugh. The effect is euphoria in the face of the true horror of life; Hemingway’s grace under pressure. Rather than fighting the disagreeable aspects of life, comedians embrace them and laugh at them.