First of all, Tavis Smiley is a bed wetting leftist mouthbreather. I liked a lot of the things I've heard Carlin say over the years, but he obviously plays to certain crowds as evidenced by this video. He's so blantantly wrong about everything he's said regarding choices:
Two parties. OK one of them is right, the other is wrong. You don't have a grey area in politics. You're either promoting liberty, or you're suppressing it.
Three oil companies? That's piss poor math at best. Drive for one mile down any major highway and see if you can't find 6 different ones.
Big Banks and accounting firms? Is he trying to further indoctrinate Michael Moore or was he showing signs of dementia?
Newspapers and media outlets??? There's a reason why they went downhill, they all promoted the same leftist drivel!! Can you imagine if the people 60 years ago had internet access? There wouldn't be ANY newspapers left. He clearly hasn't considered the MASSIVE amount of choices we have as a society compared to the rest of the world regarding our choices in the pursuit of information. We even have complete lunatic websites like "infowars".
Paper or plastic? Give me a break. Try going to some of the third world countries where you either have the choice between expensive plates if you can afford them, or clean napkins if you can find them. That's assuming you have money for food.
This is leftist class warfare propaganda in a sad attempt at humor from a man who's clearly too smart to buy the bullscat he's feeding the idiot he's on stage with, and really beneath his own skills. He must not have gotten much of a check if any at all, because he certainly didn't bring his "A" material.
Just a little critical analysis here. We have the "Patriot Act", which does indeed suppress civil liberties of us all. If not for bed wetting leftists, we could have targeted or "profiled" the clear and present dangers. That would be ARAB MUSLIM MALES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18-42 WITH NO CLEAR SOURCES OF INCOME FROM CERTAIN MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES KNOWN TO PRMOTE WHABBIST JIHAD. Thanks to bed wetters like Tavis Smiley that's not an option. I think Carlin would have pointed that issue out if he were being interviewed by Mike Huckabby, and presented with a check based on his performance instead.