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Frank Zappa, for liberty!


http://youtu.be/8ISil7IHzxc

Zappa on CNN's Crossfire in 1986. Discussing freedom of speech, and more.




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Hahaha, great video!

Sooo funny! Can't belive I've never seen it!

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

That was awesome.

Glad I watched and great post.

I just watched this for the first time a few days ago...

and thought it would be a great post for DP also! My favorite parts of this interview are when they ask if he's some kind of anarchist because he doesn't believe the gov't has any business censoring music and he replies, 'No, I'm a Conservative' and then they ask what he would do to uplift the youth of America & Frank says, 'I tell them to register to vote & run for something' and then gets totally ridiculed like promoting civic responsibility is some laughable offense! Frank was a friend of Liberty for sure.

Frank was a true

freedom fighter even before it was popular. And of course a musical and comedic genius. Sure miss him...saw him live three times and still listen to Zappa a lot and I met his son Dweezil a few years back...he is a freedom lover too!

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And if you liked that,

you'll love this:

http://www.dailypaul.com/302714/a-business-lesson-from-frank...

The Diamond Dog is a real cool cat. | Reporting on the world from an altitude of 420.

I love the part...

when he talks about 'union mentality'.

Frank was a great American composer

and had great libertarian viewpoints ... may have run against Ron Paul in 88 but he couldn't get behind the LP statement 100%.
Got to meet FZ once and heard him in concert 6 or 7 times. Very disciplined musician and band leader and conservative family man.
I think Frank would like the majority of things Ron Paul says.

Another set of great videos to add.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n_pXa28OsY

I know he talks about the Dept. of Motor vehicles here.Good series of videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANWLGKKAwuE
Here he talks about the IRS.

Great stuff

Great stuff

great find!

BUMP

for truth and Zappa being an utter boss here.

Amazingly

The only "Memorial Statue" erected in Zappa's honor is in Europe...the city of Vilnius, in Lithuania.
Yes...It's there!
The Lithuanian Basketball team was sponsored in the Olympics by the Grateful Dead ,and their uniforms reflected that "Dead-Head" theme.
Being new members of the world of Democracy after the fall of the Berlin Wall they were impressive enough to go on to the finals against the USA, and lost by a point in a heart-racing, climatic "squeaker" of a game.
Lithuanians love America, and it's people.
And we all loved Frank Zappa, God Bless Him.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

and in Baltimore

his hometown

thanks

Zappa today would be met with a fully propagandized statist

telling him..."Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmic debris".

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

If Zappa were alive today, he would be solid

He's against the drug war, against the IRS, the DMV, criticized Bush and Reagan for the same reasons Ron has, against censorship and government involvement (heck, he had Marines come on stage mocking war), he's a musical entrepreneur, not afraid to say what he feels, avid critic of both conservative culture and hippie culture. He has undeniably had an influence on the Libertarian and conservative movements. In my opinion, he'd be a solid VP pick for his philosophy (lol, that would be one crazy White House) were he alive today.

Frank

actually was not a wild as one would think. He was a very family oriented guy. Very approachable to all. A friend of mine (was in radio) could call him at anytime and talk with him. He told me of how he would call Frank and either Moon or dweezle would answer the phone and yell "Daddy, ***** is on the phone and wants to talk to you"...

Joes Garage... My favorite.

i listened to joes garage last night

I like
Roxy and elsewhere
One size fits all
Freak out
Zappa is the man

all great albums

all his works of the sixties and seventies are great and worth buying today -

Yes, forgive my response

As someone who didn't know him, I jumped to a conclusion. I completely see your point, and that makes me rue his death even more. It's funny, if he were alive today, he would be 72. Maybe it's just me but I'd trust him with Paul's legacy over a lot of people.