Monday, 23 April 2007

From "Don't Start Me Talking"

I don't think it's possible to build a serious programme around 'noncomformity'. It's too dependent on conformity -- like committing yourself to a shadow. In interviews Zappa tried to develop 'noncomformity' as a life philosophy, but he ends up with a weak kind of bourgeois individualism. Trotsky says historical materialism cares not a jot for public opinion, and I go with that. However, in my sexuality and my greed for alcohol I personally try and be as conformist as possible. Only by understanding and indulging the righteous of actually existing human beings can we combat fascism.

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