Individual George

I no longer identify with my species. I haven’t for a long time. I identify more with carbon atoms… I don’t feel comfortable or safe on this planet. From the standpoint of my work and piece of mind, the safest thing, the thing that gives me most comfort, is to identify with the atoms and the stars and simply contemplate the folly of my fellow species members. My job is to watch the ludicrous dance down here for the humor and entertainment it provides and drop in every now and then to show my former species how fucked up they are.

But as soon as individuals begin to clump, as soon as they begin to cloth they change and the larger the group the more toxic. The more of your beauty you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of your group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing, drinking are all part of it. Because you’ve lost your identity. Because now you own your alliance to this thing that’s bigger then you are and that controls you.

There are no differences, we’re equal. Unlike our fake democracy the democracy of atoms is real!

By George Carlin