Who we assassinate

Here’s an interesting form of murder we’ve come up with: assassination. You know what’s interesting about assassination? Well, not only does it change those popularity polls in a big fucking hurry, but it’s also interesting to notice who it is we assassinate. D’you ever notice who it is; stop to think who it is we kill? It’s always people who’ve told us to to live together in harmony and try to love one another. Jesus, Gandhi, Lincoln, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, John Lennon. They all said “Try to live together peacefully.” BAM! Right in the fuckin’ head. Apparently, we’re not ready for that.

~ George Carlin from, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlin