The Assassination Of Bill Hicks

It’s Still Just a Ride…

“THE WORLD IS LIKE A RIDE in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while.

Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, “Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, “Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we… kill those people. “Shut him up! I’ve got 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 has to be real.”

“It’s just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try
and tell us that, you ever notice that?”

It’s just a ride. But we always kill the 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 any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple 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

So Why Did They Kill Bill Hicks?

bill_hicksTHERE HAVE BEEN many comedians who have trail-blazed in the tradition of socially-conscious, political comedy — Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Richard Pryor just to name a few. There was but one Bill Hicks whose brand of no-holds-barred commentary challenged audiences to confront their own ignorance while educating them to bitter realities and truths that exposed the absurdities in contemporary life.

Politically astute and culturally aware, Bill Hick’s dark comedic edge went after religious hypocrisy, consumerism, institutionalized mediocrity, political crimes.  There can be no doubt that he was a thorn in the government’s side, especially with his exploration of the JFK assassination and the Waco incident. As his popularity increased he found there was more and more that he wanted to say…

“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and
laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”
—Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (a favorite tool of the establishment assassins) in June, 1993. The following October saw his final appearance on the David Letterman Show. The network heads decided not to broadcast it. Bill died four months later. He was 32 years old. Pancreatic cancer is very rare at that age.

Jack Ruby, Bob Marley, Steve Jobs – all had something to say. Dead from pancreatic cancer.

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