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  • there He is Mr frenzies.

  • How are you, sir?

  • I'm good.

  • I'm a little technically challenged, but we've, we've got on so that's good.

  • How you doing?

  • I'm doing great.

  • I'm doing great.

  • It's so great to see you here.

  • And for people that don't know, this is Michael Franzese, you were on London Real about eight months ago, former mob boss of the Colombo crime family had some pretty crazy times back in the day and then have really completely changed everything around.

  • And now you're a real motivational speaker.

  • You really go out and tell people about the life they should lead and not to lead and just great to have you here, Michael.

  • I really appreciate you.

  • So thanks.

  • Well, it's good to be back and I've been, I've been following you brian and uh, I'm really excited about what's going on on your and so it's great.

  • Really great.

  • Good man.

  • Because I think it was right after our episode on London reel that I spoke to you off camera and I think I said, Michael, I'm about to run to be the next mayor of London.

  • And you were super supportive and you said, great brian, let me know what I can do to help.

  • And I just really appreciate that.

  • And uh, you know, six months later we've been campaigning were out there on the road and we're just changing the game of british politics.

  • We're bringing a lot of, uh, you know, some of some of the americanness to the race and just going hard and showing people that we really care.

  • And it's been an incredible rival currently in second place right now, all the bookies have us as the only person who can beat the current mayor and we've got three weeks left.

  • So it's exciting.

  • I know you've analyzed the democratic process, so I'm glad you're here because I've got some questions for you as well.

  • Well, let me, let me tell you something.

  • If I was a betting man, I bet on you.

  • And I wish I could have you run for mayor of Orange County out here.

  • We need, we need somebody like you.

  • Sure.

  • I'm not that crazy.

  • You know, I'm not crazy enough to come back to California.

  • That's for sure.

  • You know, it's funny because a lot of londoners hear my accent and they're like, wait, what's, what's going on here?

  • And I remind them that I've lived here 21 years.

  • I became a citizen of Britain in in 2000 and seven.

  • My two boys were born here.

  • And I kind of believe this city.

  • It just, I love it.

  • I plan on being buried here.

  • So, uh, you know, for me, I just had to do this because I couldn't watch these politicians run the city.

  • I love into the ground.

  • And I thought, look, if I don't do it, nobody else will.

  • And based on where we are in the in the oddsmakers, I'm glad I did do something otherwise.

  • This guy would be re elected easily.

  • So it's been a real eye opening process.

  • Michael and I'd like to get some of your your thoughts on this because you wrote a book about this.

  • How, you know, there were there were a lot of, I think similarities between the mafia and democracy.

  • I'm going up against the two party system here.

  • Michael and BBC, the state funded media organization recently had a debate for mayor and they invited to people for the debate, right?

  • One of the two parties, even though I was clearly in second place.

  • And it's just it's frustrating to see how this two party stranglehold is almost baked into the D.

  • N.

  • A.

  • And everyone kind of follows this pattern to give you an illusion of choice every four years.

  • But it's kind of business as usual behind the scenes.

  • And I'm trying to just break all that up.

  • But what are some of your thoughts on the whole process?

  • I'm really curious.

  • Well, there's no doubt I am writing a book it's almost completed will be released this summer and it's called a mafia democracy.

  • And basically Brian, you know, spending 25 years on the street and being involved with politicians and understanding the whole Machiavellian ideology that we had on the street.

  • I'm seeing this so pervasive in our government here in the United States.

  • I mean, and I'm going to point this out in specifics and in details and this is not a fluff book I'm not going after.

  • You know, one party or the other.

  • I'm just cutting right down the middle and basically it's all about the people holding our politicians accountable to do what they say they're going to do and act in the benefit of the people, not for themselves.

  • And that's what I see here and you know, and I know you and I know you're the guy that straighten it out in London because you need a voice for the people in office.

  • That's what it's all about.

  • And uh boy, it would be very refreshing brian.

  • I know you've got a tough road because the system is rigged.

  • There's no doubt about it, you know, no doubt about it.

  • So you've got a tough battle.

  • But I think if you get there, you're gonna make a big difference.

  • You know, I don't believe in conspiracy theories.

  • I leave that to my other guests on London real, but I do know that, you know, there's no, there's no motivation to innovate when there's a two party system.

  • You know, there's no reason for them to go way out in left field and try new ideas.

  • You know, Michael, someone stopped me on the street the other day and they said, you're the Elon musk of british politics.

  • And I was like, what are you talking about?

  • And they said you're coming out with these really big ideas, you're going to change the game.

  • You know, the two big automakers are going to try to force you out, but guess what happened now now they're making electric cars.

  • So it's like, it takes it always takes an outsider to change the game.

  • There's a book called The Innovator's Dilemma that always says that it's the big established brands will never, you know, take the chances to try the new ideas or tell the truth.

  • It takes a small guy, an independent voice to change it.

  • But then the game changes and then it evolved.

  • So I kind of see what you're talking about.

  • It's kind of baked in and here in Britain.

  • Some of these parties have been around for hundreds of years, you know, and they have, you know, tens of millions of pounds of financing by corporations they have, who knows what the backroom deals are, all the members of politics around the country.

  • And then I come along, I've got no donors, I've got nobody checking me, I've got no party, except we created our own party.

  • I just go for the best ideas that will make the city I love win.

  • And I don't think anyone is ready for that, even though that sounds obvious, right?

  • Well, you know, you never know, but you're right.

  • You know, a lot of these people in office and the two party system they put on a good front and a good act in front of the people And then they go in the back room and I know brian I've been there.

  • Trust me when I tell you I've been in the back room Yeah and you know it's all about not upsetting the apple cart not upsetting what they got because so many of these people are in office for themselves to enrich themselves.

  • You know and if you look at our Congress here so many of these people going as blue collar people come out of millionaires on $180,000 salary.

  • How do you figure that?

  • So they don't want an outsider You know coming in and upsetting things like that.

  • And uh you know I just hope you make I got a lot of a big following in the U.

  • K.

  • And a lot of people in London Boy and I'm I'm pushing I'm going to continue to push and push and push, you know and telling the other guy Yeah.

there He is Mr frenzies.

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