George Carlin’s words from his HBO special Life is Worth Losing:

Unofficial Title: The American Dream / The Owners

But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this. There’s a reason education sucks! And it’s the same reason that it will never ever ever be fixed. It’s never gonna get any better. Don’t look for it.  Be happy with what you got.  Because the owners of this country don’t want that.  I’m talking about the real owners now. The real owners! [applause] The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. 

Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice.  You don’t!  You have no choice.  You have owners.  They own you!  They own everything.  They own all the important land.  They own and control the corporations.  They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.  They got ya by the balls! 

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying; lobbying to get what they want.  [applause] Well we know what they want.  They want more for themselves and less for everybody else.  But I’ll tell you what they don’t want.  They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking.  They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking.  [applause] They’re not interested in that.  That doesn’t help them.  That’s against their interests.  That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they are getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. 

They don’t want that. Do you know what they want?  They want obedient workers.  Obedient workers.  People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it; and now they’re coming for your social security money! They want your fuckin retirement money. [applause]  They want it back. So they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something?  They’ll get it.  They’ll get it all from ya sooner or later.  Cause they own this fucking place.  It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it!  You and I are not in the big club.

And by the way it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe.  All day long beating you over the head in their media telling you what to believe, what to think, and what to buy.  The table is tilted folks; the game is rigged.  And nobody seems to notice; nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people, white collar, blue collar, doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on.  Good honest hard-working people continue…and these are people of modest beings… continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a fuck about them.  They don’t give a fuck about you.  They don’t give a fuck about you.  They don’t care about you, at all, at all, at all!  [applause]

Yeah, ya know.  And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.  That’s what the owners count on.  The fact that American’s will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday.  Because the owners of this country know the truth, it’s called the American dream… cause you have to be asleep to believe it.  But say what you want about America folks. [applause]