Stephen Hawking, Sigmund Freud, Christopher Hitchens, Charles Darwin and a couple of cats that I haven't a fucking clue who they are...
...But I do know that the drunken, spray tanned cum bucket on the right is Snookie.
So I may very well be part of what's wrong with this world. At least I'm part of the way there.
Popularly speaking, we've lost an element of respect for those of us who actually fucking do things. Stephen Hawking has figured out a whole bunch of theoretical physics shit. Freud taught us that our mothers are the root of all evil. (Fuck him) Einstein taught us that space and time are pliable. Hitchens questioned everything and then wrote about it. And I'm sure that the remainder of the faces on that picture DID some pretty incredible things.
Whereas, Snooki got drunk in New Jersey and got punched in the face by a drunk monkey. And the world watched in rapt attention.
She makes more money than the President of the United States to do what? Not a damn thing. She lives in a house populated with a group of people (using that term loosely) who if you were to take their combined IQ's and add them up you might get the batting average of the lowly Chicago Cubs.
You've got an entire generation of drooling monkeys who worship at the altar of celebrity. Which wouldn't bother me so much if the prerequisites for entrance into the celebrity class were just a bit more selective than they are...
Cases in point:
Brittany Spears-married some chooch, shaved her head and dropped her kid. Loved by millions.
Justin Bieber-is famous for being the faggiest 10 year old kid in history. Loved by millions.
Paris Hilton-famous because she sucked off a rich guy while on a night vision camera. Loved by millions.
The Entire Cast of the Jersey Shore-lifts weights, tans and gets hammered. Not a single measurable accomplishment amongst the lot. Loved by millions.
Lindsay Lohan-famous for getting drunk and stoned. Loved by millions.
Kanye West-famous for, I dunno being black. Loved by millions.
Kim Kardashian-like Paris Hilton famous for being rich, getting nailed by a rapper, and having a fat ass. Loved by millions.
Chris Brown-famous for punching Rihanna in the face. Loved by millions.
We love our morons. I mean we're heading for 4 in a row Presidentially speaking.
Plus, apparently we don't have any standard of accomplishment when it comes to our hero worship.
Let's just take our last two Presidents as an example.
George Bush, basically had the world handed to him on a silver platter. Which he promptly spat upon and filled with booze and cocaine. He dodged out of his duty in the National Guard because daddy was a big shot with the CIA. He couldn't pull his head out of his ass long enough to not start a war. And he went to Yale because daddy got him in, got C's and still managed to lead us into the shithouse.
Barack Obama, what was he like 26 when we elected him president? A lot of people say he hadn't done anything. To which I respond, he didn't have any time, he got elected as an adolescent! He gave a speech after receiving the Nobel PEACE Prize on why we have to stay at war in Afghanistan. And so far as I can tell prior to becoming a politician his only job was "community organizer" Fuck me, I know some inmates who you could call community organizers. And he took over a shitty country, and has been remarkably successful in keeping it that way.
You always hear how the generation coming up now wants everything handed to them. No one wants to work. They want to come in the door and be making big bucks and making all the decisions.
Well, can you fucking blame them when this is the caliber of what passes for celebrities and the elite. Rich folks. And everyone wants to be rich. Being rich is the American dream. And if you don't think it is, then you are just...well a fucking dip shit.
Well you wanna know what, where does it all come from...take it away Mr. Carlin.
Now he might have been talking about just politicians. But I think it applies across the board.
Where are all the people of conscience? Where are all the bright, upstanding folks to take us out of all this?
Same place as everyone else...the fucking mall.