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Arlo Guthrie's most recent interview w/o music, (Mr. Customs Man, Down Under, had his guitar!)

This video was taken during a radio interview he made earlier last year in Australia. Since Arlo's instruments were tied up in Aussie Customs, they had more time to talk, opening up a much deeper and broader interview than I've ever heard from him. He recently turned 66.

Ron Paul's name is raised in a question from the interviewer, to which Arlo smiles and comfortably laughs; taking a turn at that 14min. mark to discuss practical politics from his unique libertarian perspective. Enjoy this jewel, and pass it on those you love, and hope to get along better with!



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Arlo gives his thoughts from Ron Paul republican view

When the Aussie interviewer contrasts his younger political views with becoming a registered Republican and voting for Ron Paul, Guthrie smiles, laughs, and takes the next six minutes concluding the interview along his open political philosophy. Starting at the 13 min. mark, you can skip to it if you'd like, but the whole 20 mins. is well worth watching.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

"We're going through a storm,

"We're going through a storm, a political storm, as well. And there are people who profit from it. Those people drive me FREAKIN' nuts! I don't care if they're Republicans, Democrats, they're the this, that, left, right, or center. I don't care what their story is. What I care about is that there are people who see opportunities to profit at the expense of others. I think it's wrong. I don't care what parties they belong to, or what church they go to, or what kind of education they've got, or what their story is. I don't care if they're black, white, or purple. What bothers me, is when people use each other to advance in their own minds, and,...they don't actually advance anyway. What they actually do is keep themselves chained in this long history of people who don't learn.

Kindness is a big deal for me. It's more important than profit!"

Transcribed towards the end of his interview.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass