Frank Zappa: Total Criminalization

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Frank Zappa: Total Criminalization

Post by Sailor55 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:32 am

Total Criminalization

Eventually it was discovered
That God
Did not want us to be all the same

This was
Bad news
For the government of the world
As it seemed contrary
To the doctrine of
Portion controlled servings.

Mankind must be made more
Uniformly if
The future
Was going to work

Various ways were sought
To bind us altogether
But, alas
Sameness was unenforceable

It was about this time
That someone
Came up with the idea of
TOTAL CRIMINALIZATION.

Based on the principle that
If we are all crooks
We could at least be uniform
To some degrees in the eyes of
The law

Shrewdly our legislators
Calculated
That most people were
Too lazy to perform a
REAL CRIME
So new laws were
Manufactured
Making it possible for
Anyone to violate them
Any time of the day or night,
And
Once we had all broken
Some kind of law
We all in the same
Big happy club
Right up there with the
President,
The most exalted industrialists,
And the clerical big shots
Of all your favorite religions.

Total criminalization
Was the greatest idea of its
Time and was vastly popular
Except with those people
Who didn't want to be crooks
Or outlaws.

So, of course, they had to be
TRICKED INTO IT...
Which is one of the reasons
Why
Music
Was eventually made
ILLEGAL.

- Frank Zappa, 1979

(A synopsis of the basic theme of the album "Joe's Garage", taken directly from the liner notes)
An easy read is a hard write.

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Re: Frank Zappa: Total Criminalization

Post by bags123 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:50 am

Frank was always a-head of his time. At one time,....I had all FZ's albums. Then they made vinyl illegal,...and I replaced a few with those CD thingys. My favoritie album was "live at the Filmore",... in fact,....I've got it popped in my car now. Gotta love "Mud Shark". I think if Frank were still alive,.... he'd probably be involved with Professional Wrestling in some capacity. :2cents: :?:
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Re: Frank Zappa: Total Criminalization

Post by Moushka » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:57 am

That kind of reminds me of Ayn Rand's point she was making in her book...oh Cathy :crying: you might as well face it......."Broken Hearts are for A$%holes" :crying: .........as i try to find my wristwatch...... :cheers: :bow: i'm glad I read this thread.....
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Re: Frank Zappa: Total Criminalization

Post by Moushka » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:34 pm

:bump:
Stuck on Number 2. Learning to begin.
1.Believe 2.Belong 3.Become
1.Awareness 2.Acceptance 3.Action

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