06/12/2012 03:01 pm ET

Jesse Ventura Hits Two-Party System, Compares Democrats, Republicans To Street Gangs

Former Minnesota Governor and pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura lashed out at the two-party system in an interview on Monday, comparing the Democrats and Republicans to Los Angeles' notoriously violent and rival street gangs.

“They call the blue states Democrats, well that is also the colors of the Crips,” Jesse Ventura told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night. “Naturally, the Bloods’ color is red and the Republican states are called red states.”

"The best thing we could do is on every ballot remove all gang names and gang symbols," he added. "Allow them to run on their names. That way, it becomes important that the voter educate themselves."

Ventura spent most of his career as a pro wrestler. After winning an upset election as a member of the Reform Party in 1998 and serving as governor of Minnesota until 2003, Ventura, has remained a fiery and out-spoken critic of the government and the political system.

Ventura filed a lawsuit against the federal government last January, alleging that airport scans and pat-downs amounted to unreasonable search and seizure. The lawsuit was dismissed in November. Ventura has also flirted with 9/11 Trutherism.

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