Some parts from the curiously touching, f*ck-filled Salon interview entitled Curious George:
I'll go back to square one on this: We squandered a lot of gifts. Human beings were given a lot of great gifts. We were given the ability to reason, this extra-large brain, walking erect, having binocular vision and the opposable thumb, and all of these things, and we had such promise, but we squandered it on goods and superstition. We gave ourselves over to the high priests and the traders, and they are the ones we allow to control us. I think that's a huge mistake and it's disappointing to me.
Now, the corollary is, America was given great gifts, this ideal form of government, this most improved form of self-government that has ever come along up until that time, and we squandered it. And once again, on the same two things: gizmos and toys and gadgets -- goods, property, possessions -- and also this country is far too religious for its own good. ...
I do feel that when you're born into the world, you're given a ticket to the freak show, and when you're born in the United States, you're given a front-row seat. And some of us have notebooks. Some of us who sit there have a pencil and a notebook, and so that's what I want to do. Because we're dealing with an imperfect human animal and an imperfect human system.
Comments on the story are largely thoroughly hateful towards Carlin.
Then there was this one:
Unfunny was that excellent, serious, revealing interview. Funny -- the laugh until you weep kind -- is watching the comments section explode with hatred because George ain't buying whatever it is the comment writers are selling, whether that's holding your nose and voting, or indeed sacrificing your principles and participating in any way, no matter what the cost.
That kind of irony is so rich it's almost physically painful.