Elvis’ closest call to a political statement

I was surfing around on youtube and found a 1957 Canadian interview and approximately 7:40 mins in, Elvis says that the only way for America to stop people from enjoying themselves is if America goes communist

What struck me, especially with the recent Michelle Bachman gaffe of wishing Elvis a happy birthday on August 16, is that very telling and socio-politically astute of the 21 year old Elvis, since it’s what the moral majority/religious right/socially conservative rethughlicans (as opposed to fiscal conservative republicans) are exactly still trying to do – control people’s private behaviour.

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