Adam Carolla's Epic Rant

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/02/2011 ( 101 moms have responded )

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Some people have a way of breaking down an issue, laying it out in its simplest, most rudimentary form. Comic and podcaster Adam Carolla did just that recently when he unleashed what many conservatives will hail an acerbic yet painfully accurate debunking of the Occupy movement and its self-ascribed motivations. The nearly ten minute long lampooning of America’s new “f–king self-entitled monsters“ who ”think the world owes them a living” is peppered with very strong language, still, Carolla’s observations are worth listening through to the end.

Among the many highlights in Carolla’s rant, he asks why the top “1 percent” of America paying 50 percent of all income tax in the country is not good enough for the Occupiers. He also observes how “envy” never before existed among Americans the way it does now, and that it, along with “shame” plays a crucial role in the Occupiers’ motivation and self-justification.

Reflecting on how things used to be “back in the day,” Carolla states:
“You took guys who built something, and you said ‘there’s a guy who accomplished something.‘ You didn’t say, ‘that guy didn’t pay his fair share.’ That guy paid millions of dollars last year, and you paid shi*t and you’re pissed at him?”

Regarding the “envy” of Occupiers, the media personality notes that people used to look up to those who “accomplished” something and built businesses.

“It’s this envy and shame, and there’s gonna be a lot more of it,” he warns. “It used to be back in the day, a father was walking his son and they’d see a guy go by in his Rolls Royce. There goes Mr. Jenkins. Look up to him,’ he built a business…What do we do now? Oooh, look at him. Does he need that car? Why does he need to drive that car? Let’s throw a rock at it.”

“That’s not gonna help you get out of your Chevette,” Carolla adds sarcastically.

Reflecting on a time when people were rewarded for their actual accomplishments rather than for nothing at all, Carolla laments, “We’re dealing with the first wave of participation trophies…everybody’s a winner, there are no losers.”

He rhetorically asks why the “slowest, fattest guy on the team” would deserve an MVP award. In the process of rewarding those undeserving, Carolla says that “we created a bunch of f**king self-entitled monsters.”

“We’re dealing with the first wave of those f**cking a**holes now,” he blasts in reference to the Occupy protesters. The kind who believe “my own fecal matter doesn’t stink.”

Carolla also strongly suggests that the Occupiers need to “find a mirror” and figure out why they are not “doing better” in life rather than look at others.
For the most part, Carolla maintains that while Capitalism does veer off course at times, it is the “best system.”

From:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/adam-car...

Listen to it here (Strong language warning but it is sensored):
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hear-the...

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Krista - posted on 12/02/2011

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Exactly Iris. This is about the system, not about penalizing people who work hard.

Carly Fiorina completely screwed over Hewlett-Packard while she was CEO there. She halved their share price by the time she was through. Finally, she was let go...

...with a $20Million severance package.

Hard-working people...people who "work 2 crappy jobs and live with a roommate", are only one medical emergency or bit of bad luck away from utter destitution, even though they educated themselves and are hard workers.

The 1%? They are continually and repeatedly rewarded for poor performance. Wall Street was bailed out, and they haven't changed their practices at ALL. In fact, they are actively mocking the people whose lives they ruined.

The fact that this doesn't make you angry...it's mind-boggling. I don't even live in your country, and I'm angry.

This isn't about people not wanting to work hard. This isn't about people wanting a handout. This is simply about wanting a system where the 1% don't BUY the rules, and then change and twist them to benefit only themselves and nobody else.

Fuck..why are people defending the 1%? You think they care about you? You think they'd piss on you to put you out if you were on fire? Please. If your kid was dying because you couldn't afford medicine, those assholes wouldn't care. At all. They'd probably make jokes about how you should be happy about having one fewer mouth to feed.

Krista - posted on 12/02/2011

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He doesn't fucking get it.

The Occupy movement is NOT angry with people who work hard and succeed. What they are angry with are the people who pull the strings and run the show, both nationally and internationally. Why? Because those people constantly and unabashedly rig the system in order to make themselves richer, regardless of the costs to every single other person out there. They don't give a sweet damn about their country. If America failed and was bought out by the Chinese, they'd take off in their private jets, without so much as a look back, and would happily live out the rest of their lives in Dubai or on a private island, laughing at the rest of us. It is THOSE people who are destroying the entire country due to their greed. And it is THOSE people who have gotten away with that behavior for much too long.

Nobody gives a fuck if a guy drives a Rolls. What they give a fuck about is if that guy lays off 1/3 of his factory workers, and makes the rest work longer hours for less pay, solely to pay for his SECOND Rolls.

Stifler's - posted on 12/02/2011

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Sorry but you should not have to work 3 jobs to pay rent and buy food adn have $1 left over. Then you break your arm and have to go into debt to get it seen to. That is not quality of life.

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Iris you said it perfectly! I really dont even have too much to add because you said it all how I would have.

But there is this....



"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."



And my personal favorite



"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government..."

Thomas Jefferson (The Declaration of Independence)





This is what "OCCUPY" wants and what we as a people deserve for ourselves and our children.

If something doesn't change soon I literally shudder at the world my kids will live in.

Iris - posted on 12/02/2011

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I think Adam Carolla has no understanding what OWS is about. He is completely missing the point. He should probably read upon OWS before he starts airing such lies.
It's not about the guy earning double, triple or quadruple your pay check monthly.
- It's about the banks taking advantage of people.
- It's about inhumane insurance companies. Being middle class and terrified about anyone in your family coming down with sickness that can take away everything you have worked for.
- It's about the middle class parents not being able to put their kids through college.
- It's about the kids of middle class parents having to take one loan after another to get themselves through college. Then not even being able to get a job in the courier field to pay up their loans.
-It's about the middle class disappearing and becoming the poor, and the rich getting richer.
-It's about greed.
-It's about the monsters that don't gives a flying f/ck about their country or the people in it.
-It’s about people waking up and understand something has to be done!

Every protest has people that will take advantage of the situation, but the majority is there for the right reason

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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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Well, the first one you have to keep, patent and market. I'm not that greedy :P hahaha

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Oh ok, yes. CNA is "certified nursing assistant" Same thing. Here, housekeeping is paid less though. Just about everywhere.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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Hurry up and patent that Emma. I want the 2nd one built :P

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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HAHA seriously Emma. Good one. Apparently people love scrubbing poop still?

Stifler's - posted on 12/07/2011

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Assistant in Nursing. It's an Australian thing. It means you are a shit kicker. With a fair amount of responsibility and low pay. I am also interested toknow why we have self cleaning dishwashers, washing machines and ovens but not self cleaning toilets.

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I just don't know why you think this idea is possible. You still haven't answered why you think these are learned, and not inherent human traits.

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Like I said I'm all for it if it were to work. But in my opinion there will always be someone wanting more.

Stifler's - posted on 12/07/2011

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I was an AIN ( I assume the same as what you're talking about) and the cleaners got paid more!

Jenny - posted on 12/07/2011

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First of all, stop thinking in terms of hierarchy. We are not greater or less than each other. There are many jobs that are necessary to keep things running and some that are optional fluff stuff. We don't need toilet cleaners. We have them now but we could just design bathroom systems that clean themselves. That applies to many service jobs we "need". But if we were to get rid of them now under our current system we would face severe social consequences. We don't all "need" to "work" as in driving the economy. What we need to do is contribute to a system that gives us what we need to live productive lives and that can be accomplished with a much smaller labour system than we have now if we are smart about it. Especially ones that focuse on education that brings us these groundbreaking ideas propelling us into the 22nd century. Use your imagination, it's got us pretty far so far from where we used to be.

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Lol she had a very fine point. I left that, went into in home health care then said screw it all Im staying home with the kids lol

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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My mom always said wiping ass was better than kissing it. She worked as a CNA too ;)

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Exactly Niki. I was a CNA a few years back and decided to go into housekeeping because I didn't want the head ache anymore.... you would not believe the looks i got from some of my ex co-workers, they didn't see me as equal anymore, I was "below" them.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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How can there be equality in a workplace, Jenny? Who would be willing to scrub the toilets for the same pay as someone else is sitting in an office all day long? How do you expect people to feel and act equal about this? How do you have hierarchy in this scenario? How would someone take direction from their boss without hierarchy?

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We have spoiled ourselves too much to down grade.... take people in debt for example, they want to have their 5 credit cards 600 dollar a month car payments etc etc and will fall horribly in debt because they don't want to change it.
Change scares more that we think, all it would take to fail is one person/group who don't want that change to bring it down.

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Its not lazy, I don't have faith in it because "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" You can't seriously try to change someones whole way of life and expect nothing to violently happen. Do you really thing all those rich and wealthy would say "Hell, this is a great idea, I give up my money and wealth to live like the "minions" below me because we are equal" Lol seriously doubt it. I don't care how good we as a species CAN be, we as a species has failed time and time again and will continue to fail to be peaceful because we are not peaceful. It is not biologically in us to live peacefully, if it were why hasn't it been done?

Jenny - posted on 12/07/2011

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Well we as well all jump off a cliff with that attitude. We've only had MODERN society (with computer technology) for about 60 years. Humans have been on Earth for 200,000 years, The Earth is 4.55 billion years old. I think we have some growing up to do before we hang up the hat. Think big.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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Why bother? To me, we tried and it failed and therefore also says it doesn't work. My beliefs also cover why I think it failed and why I think it will always fail. Nothing lazy about it :)

Jenny - posted on 12/07/2011

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To me, that is a pessimistic and lazy view of our potential. It says: why bother, we suck. I believe we are better than that, we just need to try harder with the information we now have of what we are capable of through working together for the benefit of all.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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Me too. Of course it would be nice to see everyone view eachother fairly equal and live and earn in such a society. I too just don't see it everrrrrrrrrrrr happening because I believe we are born with these tendencies. I don't think they are learned and I don't think growing up without them would cause them to just vanish.

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Jenny, We are an amazing species, but also tend to corrupt ourselves fairly easily. Don't get me wrong I would love to see something like that on a large scale, I would for my kids to also I just don't hold enough faith that it would work. Im all for it if works :)

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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You too, Beautiful. Get yer butt on over :P hahahaha ;)

Jenny - posted on 12/07/2011

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I don't like the word never. We have never experienced the education, technological advantages, awareness, knowledge of history etc. that we have now. We are not a stagnant species.

We are a predator as far as food goes. We are also a species that has successfully lived in communal situations throughout history. When there is scarcity of resources we turn against each other, but in groups. We can also learn to work together as groups. We are an amazing species and quite capable of great things.

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I probably should have clarified that yes, its because we are already systematically corrupt from the womb, we as a people could not live peacefully in communism. But yes it is a very nice idea my husband and I talk about what it would be like if we were able to live that way, honestly I would not mind it at all, if done right.

BUT by nature there is something in us (humans) that is not peaceful and can't be, we are in a sense animals, predators etc, a dominant predatory like species, by definition can't be peaceful so while I do think its a great idea , honestly I don't have enough faith in us as a society to make it work.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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So you think you can take the Seven Deadly Sins out of our species, Jenny? Really? Good luck with that.

Jenny - posted on 12/07/2011

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BM, that is not necessarily true. The greediness of people is a direct result of our system. We are taught our whole lives to take what we can when can. In every level, school ,work, culture. Everything is about Capitalism. Profit for the fittest is our end goal. It is fundamentally an immoral system and we are the direct product of it. Communism is people working together for a common goal. Imagine the sort of people that could breed if practiced in it's rightful form.

Jenny - posted on 12/07/2011

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Because it wasn't Communism. Communism has never been truly tried on our planet. Like every system, it's a hybrid. We are quite label happy though, aren't we?

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People are too greedy for communism in my opinion. From my understanding, communism, in a nutshell is when everybody gets an equal share of everything. Well your always going to have that few people saying "I did this so I deserve more " Humans are way too selfish, too greedy and too power happy to ever live in a world like that, peacefully anyway.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/07/2011

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But, why hasn't Communism ever worked? Therein lies your answer.

Aleks - posted on 12/05/2011

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Thank you Becky. That is what I was meaning. I did not mean to replace current system with Communism. I meant it as an example of people banning together to overthrow a system.

And Jenny "the Commie Canadian", you are right. What was practiced in Eastern Europe (and really in China and Cuba) was not true Communism. However, I don't believe that human beings at this present time can actually practice Communism ( at least not on the scale of countries or nations) as this requires total altruism and we humans are way too basic in our emotions for that... But I digress.

However, I don't really know of too many ( or any to be honest) millionairs under the system in Eastern Europe. Though I could be wrong, but I honestly don't know of anyone being that rich. I am pretty sure that the people running it did a very good job at keeping it as such - yes, I do believe that there was quite a bit of money stolen from "the people" now and again by some individuals (no, I am not talking about when the system was starting to take shape early on, but later, while already running) which then quickly took that money/richers and buggered off to the west...lol)



I must say that while Capitalism is not the perfect system, it is probably the best one we have (at least at the moment) however, what we must change is the mindset that has taken hold of of it. Does that make sense? lol

Jenny - posted on 12/04/2011

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Well that wasn't true Communism either. You can't say you are practicing Communism and have m/billionaires at the same time.

Becky - posted on 12/04/2011

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I think that she was saying the overthrowing of Communism in Eastern Europe was a time when people banding together against multiple issues or an entire system worked, not that Communism itself worked.

Jennifer - posted on 12/04/2011

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I don't think communism worked because they had- a goverment!- really, the goverment drove the system under. That isn't the only reason that I don't like communism, but greedy people were what killed it!! I don't think the system has incentives for people to actually work hard to better themselves, most people won't work if they arn't going to get more for it. (I wouldn't!)

Honestly, greedy, immoral people are what is killing the U.S. and Europe. I just don't think a sit-in is going to work the same here as it did with civil rights. We need smart, honest people elected to office who are willing to stand for what is really right, but once they get elected, they get greedy. Actually, I think greedy people are the only ones willing to run. I would NOT want every day in my life put under the microscope, and I think good people are usually like that.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/04/2011

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And yeaaaaaaaah..... it really upsets me that we're still playing these division games. You against me. Us against them. This against that. We need unity. It's just getting worse too.

Jenni - posted on 12/04/2011

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I'm not familiar with the bill?



There will always be some *obscure* enemy to take the heat off themselves. But yeah, they're definitely trying to portray OWS as an anti-American, Communist camp.



For flippin' sakes, didn't Glenn Beck tell his viewers that the folks in OWS were going to come to hardworking, tax paying, God-fearing, Republican families' homes and kill them while they slept? Then they invented the 53% movement, a retaliation to the 99% movement. Telling all the Reps that they represent the *good citizens* pat pat, of America who pay their taxes and work hard... and OWS want to take their hard earned money and leech off the system.



....yeah... and they're not pinning the Rep vs. Demo against one another and playing the keep the citizens divided game. Trying to convince them they are mortal enemies rather than all American citizens with similar concerns.



It's all so unbelievably transparent. I am utterly shocked that the majority of people aren't catching on to this.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/04/2011

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Well what about the indefinite detention bill just passed? I think the government is working towards the fact we are all getting pissed off and want change. Now what, who will they deem terrorists? The 99% people? Tea Party? Anyone who pickets? They leave too much grey area.......

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Ah, I really was confused by that Jenni. Thanks lol

Jenni - posted on 12/04/2011

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A big "No Thanks," to Communism... I *think* that was suppose to be a joke?

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 12/04/2011

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Aleksandra, name one time that communism has ever worked.

Aleks - posted on 12/04/2011

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Oh, and Niki, have you read my post of the previous page? I believe that I have given you the answer there.
Also I reckon that the slogan should be:
ACCOUNTABILTY

I believe that the reason all this is happening is because there is NO accountability anymore in this world. Governments do whatever they want. Fuck up so much, waste so much of the peoples money and NOONE answeres for it. (at least that is what it feels like is happening here in Aust) Same goes for corporations - wastful with money, wastful with environment, etc... Anything is done to escape ones ownership of actions (whether it is the organisation as a whole or the executives running it). Shit happens and no one answers to it. THAT IS WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY WRONG.

ok.. I am done for now... good nite :-)

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