On December 16th, 1961 the world turned upside down and inside out, and I was born screaming in America. I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted a fireman, a policeman, a doctor, even president it seemed. But like many kids growing up on a steady diet of westerns I always wanted to be the cowboy hero that lone voice in the wilderness fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth, and justice. And in my heart of hearts I still track the remnants of that dream wherever I go in my never ending ride into the setting sun.
– Bill Hicks
Ten Brilliant Minutes of Bill Hicks (YouTube)
The Guys From ‘Government Sachs’ (A lesson in Goldman’s influence on U.S. government, The New York Times)