Sunday, March 11, 2007

Bill Hicks : Another Dead Hero

As the saying goes ... history repeats. one big loop.

For those unfamiliar with the late Bill Hicks, Bill was a comedian social commentator and critic through the 80s and 90s in the USA. more than that he was a voice for the truth. a voice for those who saw beyond the absurdities of the mass media and political systems of the times. he was a voice alone in demanding we all take a look at whats going on around us, get educated, and wake up. i've known about Bills work for many years but i happened to stumble onto some old footage the other day (linked below). from an early 93 interview. Bill goes onto many topics including the first Gulf War, The Middle East, GW Bush SNR, Corporate America, etc etc. i laughed with 20/20 hindsight. its moments like this that its clear we need another Mr Hicks for this generation. desperately. Bill released many works on cd and film, grab some if you can. Miguel, check out the JFK sketch video below.

"I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted: a fireman, a policeman, a doctor - even President, it seemed. 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, 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."
Bills Hicks.
(1961 - 1994)

Human History: an endless cycle as it seems. its only when we have such 20/20 hind sight that we look back at what's past and realise that it was just repeated last week. last month. last year, last century. we seem to forget the past and its mistakes, eager to just switch off, and repeat. 911 is just another JFK. they made us believe that "official patsy story". this time the truth is coming out, proof is there, its now up to the mass public to wake up. don't let it happen again. switch on. tune in. think for yourself. question authority.

Bill Hicks : 6 Minute Video : JFK Assassination : MUST SEE

Bill Hicks : Famous Lines of Comedy

Bill Hicks : INFO

Bills Last Interview: Google Video

Documentary on Bill Hicks

"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." It's 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."
Bill Hicks : Revelations CD


Cele said...

Just a bit too heavy for me.... and I seriously do still want to enjoy life, what time I may have of it.

Miguel said...

Hey don Quijote, I’m impressed never seen the JFK assassination done in comedy, brilliant. Wake up The World. Never herd of Bill Hicks…I think, love his humour.
Yes I understand how it can be a little mind numbing to some. As soon as I start getting a little too deep with Gayle her eyes roll back and she enters a self induced coma, I think it’s a natural protection for left brain humans and thank goodness there is this balance, can you imagine just for one day the whole world being right brained?? But worse the whole world being left brained!!! :)

The only trouble with his philosophy on the money we spend on weapons is wrong, because we wouldn’t reduce the populations with wars and then wouldn’t be able to sustain the increase in human beings.
I know, I know, I’m being pessimistic again…….just a little……maybe?

shaun said...

"But worse the whole world being left brained!" ... HAHA god thats my worst nightmare :) thats the matrix.

Yeh Bill was a legend, undiscovered and pushed to the edge in his time, only after his death was he famous. an inspiration to those seeking more out of this existence, more than the constant lies and falsities we pass off everyday as the daily news. we need more of his kind, the ones that push the normal, and remind us of individuality, to seek the truth and not be complacent.

Coma: "natural protection for left brain humans" haha, well how can you possibly change someones thought pattern with 10 mins of coversation vs 40+ years of societies educational bombardments of mass media. they have become so "comfortable" in that 4:3 box that to even suggest something outside of it is to potentially break down our normal "lazy safe" lives. but dont give up on them, they are the ones who need to wake up the most.

i think i'll dig out some of Bills "Best Of" material and burn you a cd. sit back with a glass of wine, listen to him describe the 91 Bush vs Iraq event, laugh and imagine its 2002-2007 :)

look forward to enjoying a beer and some great chats with you soon Miguel.

miguel said...

I would appreciate that don Quijote, I need a good laugh........