One day, while reading a few posts on Ann Kreilkamp’s blog, I came across a short video of a comedian who was giving hell to the military-industrial complex because it has overtaken the will of the people around our world.
After watching for a few minutes, it became clear to me that this guy was awakened.
He ranted about evil forces controlling world governments from behind closed doors, about psychotic military leaders who want nothing but war, about comatose humans who watch TV all day long, about spending our money on food and education instead of more weapons and about making a choice between love and fear.
In all my years of living, I had never come across this comedian.
I thought to myself, “Hey, I like this guy.”
After searching the web I learned more about him and watched a few of his videos, which were quite entertaining, and I began to enjoy his material and delivery. His style is very direct, laced with profanity, bordering on being a little much and about as subtle as a cinder block.
Somehow, this guy reminded me of me.
Targets included the usual suspects for him, but when he zeroed in on the illusion we live in, how fear has gripped humanity, how we’re being controlled by dark forces and how we can win back our world with a simple choice between love or fear, well, that’s when my interest stepped up a notch.
Looking around on the web I became familiar with Bill Hicks, the smart ass comedian I’m talking about, and his story.
It’s the job of a biographer to paint the picture of someone’s life and I’m no biographer, so I won’t go into details, but what I found saddening is that Hicks died of cancer in 1994.
I became familiar with his life through his website, which is maintained by his brother and sister, and found that I truly admired him and his work.
But one of the most shocking things that’s ever happened to me was when I noted his birthday on his site: December 16, 1961.
Bill and I were born on the exact same day.