Wednesday, March 01, 2006

An Insightful Thought

"I hope you good, loyal Americans understand that in the long run the Islamist extremists are going to win. Because you can't beat numbers, and you can't beat fanaticism - the willingness to die for an idea.
"A country like ours, preoccupied with Jet Skis, off-road vehicles, snow boards, Jacuzzis, microwave ovens, pornography, lap dances, massage parlors, escort services, panty liners, penis enhancement, tummy tucks, thongs and Odor Eaters doesn't have a prayer - not even a good, old-fashioned Christian prayer - against a billion fanatics who hate that country, detest its materialism and have nothing really to lose.
"People who don't give a shit and have nothing to lose will always prevail over people who are fighting for some vague sentiment scrawled on a piece of parchment. Folks, they're gonna getcha, and it ain't gonna be pleasant."
- George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, New York: Hyperion, 2004, pp. 134-135.



Blogger pat said...

I think Mr. Carlin gives us too much credit. We might be able to concentrate on one or two of those things, but we clearly do not have the attention span for the whole list. So maybe we can't be beaten that easily, or maybe we won't recognize it if we are.

8:57 PM EST  

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