George Carlin – Euphemisms & political correctness

George Carlin – Euphemisms & political correctness

now I probably got some other group pissed off of me because I said fruit there's a different group to get pissed off at you in this country for everything you're not supposed to say can't say fruit can't say faggot can't say queer can't say Nancy boy can't say pansy can't say nigger boogey jig jigaboo skinhead jungle bunny Morley Mullin Janish Watsa can't say Yid hebes e kike machi Dago Guinea wop Ginn's Oh greaser greaseball spic beaner Oh a tiger PR Mik donkey Turkey limey frog Squarehead kraut jerry hun chink jack nip slope slope heads if zipperhead gook there is absolutely nothing wrong there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those words in and of themselves they're only words it's the context that counts it's the user it's the intention behind the words that makes them good or bad the words are completely neutral the words are innocent I get tired of people talking about bad words and bad language bullshit it's the context that makes them good or bad the context that makes them better their princes you take the word nigger there is absolutely nothing wrong with the word nigger in and of itself it's the racist asshole who's using it that you ought to be concerned about we don't care when Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy say it why because we know they're not racist they're niggers context context we don't mind their context because we know they're black hey I know I'm whitey the blue-eyed devil patio fade gray boy honky motherfucker myself don't bother my ass they're only words you can't be afraid of words that speak the truth even if it's an unpleasant truth like the fact that there's a bigot and a racist in every living room on every street corner in this country I don't like words that hide the truth I don't like words the concealed reality I don't like euphemisms or euphemistic language an American English is loaded with euphemisms because Americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality Americans have trouble facing the truth so they invent the kind of a soft language to protect themselves from it and it gets worse with every generation for some reason it just keeps getting worse I'll give you an example of that there's a condition in combat most people know about it it's when a fighting person's nervous system has been stressed to its absolute peak and maximum can't take anymore input the nervous system has either snapped or is about to snap in the First World War that condition was called shell shock simple honest direct language two syllables shell-shocked almost sounds like the guns themselves that was 70 years ago then a whole generation went by and the Second World War came along and we the very same combat condition was called battle fatigue four syllables now takes a little longer to say doesn't seem to hurt as much fatigue is a nicer word than shock shell shock battle fatigue then we had the war in Korea 1950 Madison Avenue was riding high by that time and the very same combat condition was called operational exhaustion hey we're up to eight syllables now and the humanity has been squeezed completely out of the phrase it's totally sterile now operational exhaustion sounds like something that might happen to your car then of course came the war in Vietnam which has only been over for about 16 or 17 years and thanks for the lies and deceits surrounding that war I guess it's no surprise that the very same condition was called post-traumatic stress disorder still eight syllables but we've added a hyphen and the pain is completely buried under jargon post-traumatic stress disorder I'll betcha if we'd have still been calling it shell-shocked some of those Vietnam veterans might have gotten the attention they needed at the time but but it didn't happen and one of the reasons one of the reasons is because we were using that soft language that language that takes the life out of life and it is a function of time it does keep getting worse give another example some time during my life some time during my lifetime 'it became bathroom tissue i wasn't notified of this no one asked me if i agreed with it it just happened toilet paper became bathroom tissue sneakers became running shoes false teeth became dental appliances medicine became medication information became directory assistance the dumped became the landfill car crashes became automobile accidents partly cloudy became partly sunny motels became motor lodges house trailers became mobile homes used cars became previously owned transportation room service became guest room dining and constipation became occasional irregularity when i was a little kid if i got sick they wanted me to go to the hospital and see the doctor now they want me to go to a health maintenance organization or a wellness center to consult a healthcare delivery professional poor people used to live in slums now the economically disadvantaged occupies substandard housing in the inner cities and they're broke they're broke they don't have a negative cash flow position their fuckin bro because a lot of them were fired you know fired management wanted to curtail redundancies in the human resources area so many people are no longer viable members of the workforce smug greedy well-fed white people have invented a language to conceal this sins it's as simple as that the CIA doesn't kill anybody anymore they neutralize people or they depopulate the area the government doesn't lie and engages in disinformation the Pentagon actually measures nuclear radiation and something they call sunshine units Israeli murderers are called commandos Arab commandos are called terrorists contra killers are called freedom fighters well of crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire what – freedom fighters fight they never mentioned that part of it to us do they never mention that part and some of this stuff is just silly we know we all know that like on the airline's they say they want to pre-board what the hell is pre-board what does that mean to get on before you get on they say they're going to pre-board those passengers in need of special assistance cripples simple honest direct language there's no shame attached to the word crippled that I can find in any dictionary no shame attached to it in fact it's a word used in Bible translations jesus healed the cripples doesn't take seven words to describe that condition but we don't have any cripples in this country anymore we have physically challenged is that a grotesque enough evasion for you how about differently-abled I've heard them called that differently-abled you can't even call these people handicapped any more they'll say we're not handicapped we're handi-capable these poor people have been bullshitted by the system into believing that if you change the name of the condition somehow you'll change the condition doesn't happen doesn't happen we have no more deaf people in this country hearing-impaired no one's blind anymore partially sighted or visually impaired we have no more stupid people everybody has a learning disorder or he's minimally exceptional how would you like to be told that about your child he's minimally exceptional well thank God for that psychologists actually have started calling ugly people those with severe appearance deficits it's getting so bad that any day now I expect to hear a rape victim referred to as an unwilling sperm recipient you

22 thoughts on “George Carlin – Euphemisms & political correctness

  1. It’s gotten worse. To avoid being demonetized on YouTube, I’ve seen people referring to rape as “struggle snuggle” and pedophiles as “loligagers”.

  2. I was surprised George said the n word, and I’m even more surprised the audience took it well. But he does have a point, it’s about the context. George Carlin was a genius

  3. Carlin, like all Liberals, fails to realize that PC culture, aka Leftism, is a direct result of his life philosophy. He wants to pretend that Liberalism stopped advancing in his generation, when in fact, Liberalism never stops moving into irrationality. He thought he was rejecting religion, but what he never understood was that was just a useful idiot being used to overthrow one moral system so it could be replaced with another new Leftist moral system. The PC culture of Leftism was just the beginning. It has now advanced to out-of-control levels in which it demands that anyone who rejects trans-genderism (aka, a person pretending to be another gender) should be treated as evil and equal to a Nazi. Liberalism is a mental disorder. Yes, even when it's expressed by a comedian who doesn't understand what he's actually promoting.


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