Child Worship

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George Carlin: Now, speaking of parents and speaking of bullshit, two ideas that aren’t always mutually exclusive, by the way, I’d like to mention a special kind of bullshit that has taken hold in this country in the last thirty to forty years. It’s a form of bullshit that really can only be called “child worship”. It’s child worship. It’s this excessive devotion to children.

[laughter]

George Carlin: I’m talking about today’s professional parents, these obsessive diaper sniffers who are overscheduling and overmanaging their children and robbing them of their childhoods.

[applause]

George Carlin: Even the simple act of playing has been taken away from children, and put on mommy’s schedule in the form of “play dates”. Something that should be spontaneous and free is now being rigidly planned. When does a kid ever get to sit in the yard with a stick anymore?

[laughter]

George Carlin: You know? Just sit there with a f***ing stick. Do today’s kids even know what a stick is?

[laughter]

George Carlin: You sit in the yard with a f***ing stick… and you dig a f***ing hole. You know?

[applause]

George Carlin: And you look at the hole, and you look at the stick… and you have a little fun. But kids don’t have sticks anymore. I don’t think there are any sticks left; I think they’ve all be recalled because of lead paint!

[laughter]

George Carlin: Who would have thought that one day, the manufacturing of sticks would outsourced to China?

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