When the interviewer then naively asked him if he supported a new investigation of 9/11, the politically savvy Carlin explained that the government would never hold itself truly accountable – likening it to the “Kennedy thing.”
“They don’t investigate themselves in this country. It would be like the Kennedy thing, like everything. The people in charge do what they want, and they will always do what they want. The power does what it wants to and I wouldn’t trust an investigation,” Carlin said.
At this point, apparently realizing he was being recorded, Carlin finished the conversation by saying, “it’s just fun, it’s good speculation. Oh you’re getting this on here. Well anyway now you know. Take care of yourself.”
The comedic genius of George Carlinwas that he spoke such a plain truth through his art, with a prescient understanding of the rigged reality we all currently reside within.
Ironically, Carlin’s message is arguably more relevant today than ever before.