No play? What’s to be gained anyhow, right?

“So, what’s the bottom line here. I would like to see more honesty in business—at both ends of the table. Honesty in the U.S. business appears to be at its lowest ebb in history.

There are a number of reasons for that. When political leaders do not demonstrate honesty, when people lie constantly in the media—everybody gets used to the ‘Big Lie’ as a way of life. At that point, honesty becomes a quaintly outmoded concept—nobody wants to be honest anymore, because if they are, they might finish last.

I would say that today, dishonesty is the rule, and people are honest than dishonest, but the few that really control things are not honest.

I don’t think we have an honest president. I don’t believe that most of the people in Congress or in the Senate are honest. I don’t think that most people who head up businesses are honest. We have let them get away with it because we’re not honest enough to face up to the fact that we are ‘owned and operated’ by a bunch of really bad people.”


Any guesses as to who said this and when? Answer will be posted tonight!


The Real Frank Zappa Book May 15, 1989

By lafered

Retired professor of education concerned with thoughtfulness

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