I was born Italian, but I decided to die as American!
As the Italian Poet Dante went to political exile in the XII Century, thus an Italian poet of our times has chosen the voluntary exile and a new adoptive Country... America!
Luca Zanna, born in Rome Italy 23 June 1968.
My family is from Anzio a little town about 40 miles from Rome on the Tirrenic sea, famous during WWII for a bloody landing of American and Allied troops. I've spent most of my childhood in Anzio, and the American Cemetery was my place that inspired me of one day becoming an American.
My family was under German occupation and liberated by American soldiers, so I always grew up with the respect and the admiration of American people that sacrificed their life for our freedom (listen to my song Thank You America).
Since in my high school years I was a defender of America. I guess I was the only Italian pro America in my school...
When I was 16 I have joined the Military Academy of Nunziatella in Naples. After my Classic High School graduation, I was a drop out at Rome University Law school, since I knew that I was wasting my time in Italy... I wanted one day to be an American!
After a past of world traveling and windsurfing (South Pacific, Polynesia, Fiiji, Samoa, Canarias Islands...), before I emigrated to America, in Italy I was one of the youngest Publisher of Music Magazine (I founded and owned Contatto Discografico), music book publisher and music manager.
Oppressed by an injust socialist system, and unjust tax system (pretty much like now it's becoming here in America), when I became 28 I have decided to shut down and live on the streets of Rome as a Roman Gladiator taking picture for tourists!
15 months on the streets of Rome, and finally I made my big step: I went to the US Embassy in via Veneto where I have successfully got a Visa to come to AMERICA!
I legally emigrated to America the October 1998.
The same year in Los Angeles I have met the woman of my life... my wife.
We live now in our own ranch in North West Arizona, after have fled California, that is becoming more and more as the Italy that I have left: corruption, socialism and Illegal aliens and no second amendment.
I am John Birch Society Member, Guns Owners of America member and Arizona Citizens Defense League member.
I believe that our government has been hijacked by big corporations, private banks, and foreign socialists government... but I also believe that in Arizona we have still the chance to stand for freedom and to change things for the better. It's up to us.
I have cofounded the spontaneous grassroot group called Mohave County Minutemen and Mohave County Residents for Constitutional Rights
I had the honor to be one of the first Minutemen during the famous 1st of April 2005 in Tombstone where it all started.
I became US Citizen just few weeks later, the 29th of April 2005
I have published, wrote and produced the song for the Minutemen the music Cd Wake Up America and Don't Tread on US
I am not afraid to die for my Country, for freedom and for any of my countrymen/women that believe in America.