Before Jon Stewart there was Frank Zappa

For a little retro-80s political wonk amusement, surf on over to the ifilm.com Best Viral Videos collection and play the clip of Frank Zapp on Crossfire in 1986.

Frank Zappa: “The biggest threat to America today is not communism, it’s moving America towards a fascist theocrocy. And everything that’s happened during the Reagan administration is steering us down that pipe.”

Robert Novak: “Mr. Zappa, do you … do you really think, I mean all kidding aside, in this country with the permissiveness, that we are moving towards a fascist theocracy?”

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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