Frank Zappa, offers his political and social views in this video with Novak from 1986 on CNN”s Crossfire.
Excerpt at 7:16- Mr. Lofton of The Washington Times to Mr. Zappa “You’re an idiot,” his reply, “Kiss My Ass.”
Discussing free speech and censorship of lyrics centering around incest, Zappa turns the conversation toward the real threat to America being National Defense, not censorship.
At 10:10, Zappa says, ” The biggest threat to America today is not communism, it’s moving America toward a fascist theocracy.”
In short, when a government chooses a moral code in terms of behavior, not theology we’re in trouble. The text of this portion can be found at http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/306619.shtml
Zappa was quoted as saying, “The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. via http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/1178.html Were he were alive today, would he a birther? Would he support President Obama’s view that The Constitution is flawed? Would he support the Fairness Doctrine? What about state after state denying gay marriages?
With an unswerving conviction in his own rectitude, Zappa remained an often brilliant voice of dissent to the end of his career. When the music industry began branding albums with voluntary warnings about offensive content under pressure from the PMRC in the mid-Eighties, Zappa wrote a disclaimer of his own, which he stickered on his releases:
“WARNING! This album contains material which a truly free society would neither fear nor suppress. The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business. This guarantee is as real as the threats of the video fundamentalists who use attacks on rock music in their attempt to transform America into a nation of check-mailing nincompoops (in the name of Jesus Christ). If there is a hell, its fires wait for them, not us.” http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/frank-zappa
Ron Paul talks more on Fascism in the above video.
Is President Obama offering liberal capitalism or fascism taking control of auto manufacturers, insurance, and banking industries and to top it off, limiting salaries?
Economic fascism can be defined as government control over the four P’s: Product, Price, Profit Margin, and People. When the government controls the product created by the market, when it controls the price structure for product and company securities, when it controls how much profit particular companies can make, and when it controls the people who are hired and fired, economic freedom has been banished, and economic fascism reigns supreme.
And economic fascism reigns supreme in Barack Obama’s America. Just look at the recent government handling of Chrysler. In a series of press conferences this week announcing Chrysler’s bankruptcy, Obama hit on all of the four P’s. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31701
Zappa died in 1993 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa, but how I would love to hear his take on politics and global warming today. What do you think he’d have to say besides, “Kiss my Ass.”
The Zappa Family runs this site http://www.zappa.com/whatsnew/index.html
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