I'm Bill Hicks and I'm dead now.
thedemsocialist:

So you say “Capitalism is the only system that works?”

thedemsocialist:

So you say “Capitalism is the only system that works?”

You never see my attitude in the press. That’s what bugs me. For instance : gays in the military. Now I don’t know how you feel about it, gays want to be in the military. Here’s my thought: anyone dumb enough to want to be in the military should be allowed in. End of fucking story. That should be the only requirement. I don’t care how many push ups you can do; put on a helmet, go wait in that foxhole, we’ll tell you when we need you to kill somebody. You know? I see these Congressional hearing on TV: The decorum will be effected and we are such a moral… excuse me, aren’t you all fucking hired killers? SHUT UP! You are thugs, and when we need you to go blow the fuck out of a nation of little brown people, we’ll let you know. Until then, shut the fuck up. When did the fucking military get all ‘We are the military. Is that a village of children and kids? Where’s the napalm? I don’t want any gay people around me when I’m killing kids. I just don’t want to see it.’ Don’t tell me this military protects our freedom. There’s no one out there who’s a fucking threat to us. I’m talking now only countries we don’t arm first. If you want to split hairs, you have a point. ‘Bill what about the nations we sell arms to and then go blow the fuck out of them?’ Ok, they might be scary for about a day. We give them the old weapons,we use the new ones on them.
Bill Hicks, 1993. Military
We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
Bill Hicks

I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted: a fireman, a policeman, a doctor - even President, it seemed. And for the first time in the history of mankind, something new, called an astronaut.

But like so many kids brought up on a steady diet of Westerns, I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice.

And in my heart of hearts I still track the remnants of that dream wherever I go, in my endless ride into the setting sun.

Bill Hicks
The responsibility of the intellectual is to tell the truth and expose lies.
Bill Hicks