It's taken from 'Life is Worth Losing', a HBO Special by George Carlin
And what struck me the last time I watched the clip is the enthusiasm of the audience response to Carlin's routine.
In a handful of minutes Carlin, articulately and passionately, summarises the essence of Our predicament. The crowd clearly loves being told about how it is getting f*cked in the rear end and whoops and cheers every time Carlin pauses for breath
They all went home
And presumably carried on getting f*cked in the rear end as usual
Which, if you think about it for a moment, is quite peculiar behaviour
'You're getting f*cked!'
'Ha Ha, That's so true. Guffaw Guffaw'
'No really. I mean it!'
'Tee Hee. Got to go home now so that I can get up tomorrow and get f*cked some more. Ho Ho'
And if you think about it for a while longer, it's simple enough to figure out why Carlin, and people like Carlin, were and are allowed to have their little rants
Just as long as they're not offering any viable alternatives