Frank Zappa on Crossfire

Although it's almost twenty years old, under the leadership of the Bush administration, this snippet of a 1986 debate between Novak, Lofton and Frank sounds exactly like the ones we are having today. The idea of government censorship being led by the religious groups of today and yesteryear. I thought it was important to see this exchange again (I've posted it before) between intelligence and winguttery-especially with the Alito nomination going on. Can you imagine what fun it would be seeing Zappa take on today's wingnuts? The good truly do die young.
Zappa: The biggest threat to America today is not communism; it's moving America towards a fascist theocracy and everything that has happened during the Reagan administration is steering us right down that pipe.

When you have a government that prefers a certain moral code derived from a certain religion and that moral code turns into legislation to suit one certain religious point of view and if that code happens to be very, very right wing almost toward Attila the Hun...

Lofton: Well then you are an anarchist. Every form of civil government is based on some kind of morality, Frank.

Zappa: Morality in terms of behavior-not in terms of theology.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Can be seen here..


He was brilliant..