Last November, comedian Adam Carolla gave the best anti-Occupy Wall Street speech ever made. In the nine-minute, cuss-filled rant, Carolla explained the Occupy mentality and gained a lot of fans as the video went viral. Since the video went viral, he has gained a big Libertarian and Conservative following. On Thursday, Carolla went on another rant on his podcast. This time, he was ticked off about the ridiculous Los Angeles County law that will fine people $1,000 for throwing footballs or Frisbees at the beach. Carolla has gained a big Libertarian and Conservative following since his Occupy podcast.
Adam’s former “Loveline” co-host, Dr. Drew Pinsky, was in the studio for “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast. Carolla said, “The beach is a great little microcosm of what’s going on with this country. We’re gonna save everybody because God forbid some kid could get hit with a Frisbee or someone could take in second-hand smoke or some dog could run across their beach towel. Yes, its true we’ve eliminated every possibility of someone being concussed by a Nerf football, but we’ve also eliminated all possibility of fun.”
Last Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to a 37-page ordinance that states, “It is unlawful for any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll any ball, tube, or any light object other than a beach ball or beach volleyball upon or over any beach.” While they were at it, they made sure you can’t build a killer moat around your sand castle or bury your vengeful neighbor alive ala “Creepshow.” “No person may dig a hole in the sand deeper than 18 inches, except when permission is given for film and TV production purposes.”
Carolla continued, “We should have a f**king beach jam … we all go out to the beach armed with our cigarettes, our beer, our dogs, and our Frisbees … a million strong….Who decided it was the government’s job to protect us from ourselves? The government f**ks everything up they touch. Please stop looking to them to help you. Hope and change?” At least someone is speaking out about this money-making scheme in L.A. It seems that many of the OWS protesters and speakers talked about smaller government in much the same way as Carolla. It suggests there are probably some strong similarities between Conservative and Libertarian people and some Occupy people. But, at least for now, there’s too much fighting going on to find out.
Where does it stop and why does the government insist on being involved in every aspect of people’s lives? How many more liberties do people have to lose before they stand up and say “enough”? Check out Adam’s podcasts. Maybe he will motivate some to open their eyes and get involved in peaceful and constructive ways. In other words, not by throwing bricks at police officers.
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012