Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's up to us...a reminder from long ago

Well, you know, we've got a slight problem. If I say the things that you want me to say, those gentlemen back there [vice squad officers attending Bruce's performance] are going to bust me. [Audience boos.] Don't boo them, it's not their fault. They're only doing their job. It's your fault I'm being busted. Until you change the law, they have to do what the law requires them to do. It's up to you to change the law.
--Lenny Bruce's performance at the Unicorn in Los Angeles, February 1962

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