Bill Hicks

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by ACRon, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. ACRon

    ACRon Well-Known Member

    This is an excert from Revelations by the (imo) best satirical comic of his generation.

    I always like to read this when I doubt the world or myself;



    The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while.

    Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey – don't worry, don't be afraid ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up. We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real." ITS JUST A RIDE.

    But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because – it's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.

    Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.


    RIP Bill Hicks
     
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  2. ACRon

    ACRon Well-Known Member

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fntiAF3OSts

    run time 6 mins 08

    just wanted to add the youtube link to this. he talks about the war on drugs for a while and he saves the speech quoted above for the end of the show