I suspect that I've heard every single Carlin routine at one time or another in my life. Since his death, there's been a revisiting of many of his performances. I listen to them now, from the perspective of my work and my awareness of social justice issues, with a recognition of the battles being fought every day to win the rights about which he speaks so eloquently, invoking humor to deliver very powerful messages.
I wonder, as I listen to this routine (where, incidentally, he makes the point that the Catholic Church and "homosexuals" should be natural allies on the abortion issue since no one has less abortions than homosexuals. He is, of course, kidding - just in case anyone reads the post and doesn't watch the video), if in his humor there might be talking points for us - new ways to deliver old messages?