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Zappa on Politics in the USA....
Bill Fite Wrote:I remember seeing him interviewed on Larry King in the 80s. I believe it was an hour on the TV then 2 on the radio.

He said he was thinking of running for president. King asked him what his platform would be.

FZ: "If elected I will enforce the Constitution of the US"

King asked him about the Republicans and Democrats.

FZ: "The Republicans stand for nothing but unmitigated greed and evil wrapped in the American flag"

King: the Democrats?

FZ: "The Democrats stand for nothing but wanting to be Republicans"

Very intelligent man. I wish he was still around.

Little known, but true....Vaclav Havel, past President of the Czech Republic [who was a playwright before becoming first President after Communism] asked Zappa to become the Czech Minister of Culture. I'm really not sure if Zappa had any Czech heritage, but Havel was very serious and they discussed it - and Havel could have granted him citizenship to make it OK. After thinking about it, Zappa declined with thanks. I know about this because I live here in the Czech Republic now. Many posters of Zappa and Havel are on people's walls here.

There are quite a few good interviews with Zappa in his last years. Sad he died so young of cancer. Yes, he was intelligent and moral......
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass

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Zappa on Politics in the USA.... - by Bill Fite - 20-03-2018, 10:13 PM
Zappa on Politics in the USA.... - by Peter Lemkin - 21-03-2018, 04:02 AM
Zappa on Politics in the USA.... - by Bill Fite - 21-03-2018, 07:55 AM

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