Quote of the day

When a reporter for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command interviewed Frank Zappa for the commands news syndicate, the story was held by a superior who demanded that Zappa – who had been rather hard on the army – answer one more question: just who does he think will defend the country without the army?

Zappa’s reply:

“From what? The biggest threat to America today is it’s own federal government…. Will the Army protect anybody from the FBI? The IRS? The CIA? The Republican Party? The Democratic Party?….The biggest dangers we face today don’t even need to sneak past our billion dollar defense system….they issue the contracts for them.”

The interview was not run.

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. Zappa was a very talented and funny anarchist. This story must have run somewhere. Otherwise the quote wouldn’t be available. Does anyone have a link?

  2. Frank Zappa was an enormously prescient intellect. How I wish he were still here – instead we get Ted Nugent’s contant bile.

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