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Video: John Lennon Slams Socialism & Presidential Hero Worship
Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/10/2010 | CapCon

Posted on 07/15/2010 8:09:39 AM PDT by MichCapCon

The late musician makes some good sense.

The video is the 7th one down.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: beatles; lennon; socialism; video

1 posted on 07/15/2010 8:09:44 AM PDT by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon

Was that before or after his song:

“Back in the USSR. You don’t know how lucky you are.” ??


2 posted on 07/15/2010 8:14:23 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: MichCapCon

I didn’t view the link because the beatles sucked. Right up there with Micheal Jackson. I am entitled to my opinion since you posted this thread.


3 posted on 07/15/2010 8:19:05 AM PDT by existtoexcel
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To: earlJam

I always figured that was sarcasm. I mean if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow.


4 posted on 07/15/2010 8:19:18 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: existtoexcel

My husband says, “The Beatles: Two down and two to go.”


5 posted on 07/15/2010 8:19:58 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: MichCapCon

“Oh Mr. Lennon, Oh Mr. Lennon!” Bang, Bang, Bang!


6 posted on 07/15/2010 8:22:04 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tribune7

Also, more knew Mao was a front for the crown over there than here, so I vote sarcasm , too.


7 posted on 07/15/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: MichCapCon
Presidential hero worship--and not only that but celebrity hero worship!

What is it that makes millions of people endow politicians (of all people!) and celebrities in general with absurd and undeserved admiration, "heroism", authority, and power???

I suppose they feel a need to project onto other people qualities that are simply not there.

But it's scary to think how many dumb people there are out there running around loose.

8 posted on 07/15/2010 8:26:12 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust." Greg Iles. "True Evil")
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To: existtoexcel

I was a big beatles but that’s funny right there!


9 posted on 07/15/2010 8:27:16 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: earlJam

You know that song was a joke, right?


10 posted on 07/15/2010 8:27:20 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: earlJam

“Back in the USSR” was a Paul song but I get your point....


11 posted on 07/15/2010 8:28:47 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: MichCapCon

Excellent quote from Mr. Lennon


12 posted on 07/15/2010 8:28:49 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: earlJam

I’d say sarcasm. Didn’t Paul write that one? Always hated Paul

John has a point, though it’s sad it isn’t more coherent.

Instant karma’s gonna get you


13 posted on 07/15/2010 8:31:33 AM PDT by ash-housewares
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To: earlJam

That song was a tongue in cheek—supposed to be a take off on the Beach Boys’ hits.


14 posted on 07/15/2010 8:32:56 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: goodwithagun
My husband says, “The Beatles: Two down and two to go.”

Your husband is an asshole.

15 posted on 07/15/2010 8:35:44 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: MichCapCon
Can't get any more pro-socialism than Imagine.
16 posted on 07/15/2010 8:35:49 AM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

+1


17 posted on 07/15/2010 8:43:07 AM PDT by stormer
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To: beaversmom

To all:

Then try these Lennon lyrics:

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

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Just curious. Did he write these lyrics in the back of his purple Rolls Royce limousine?


18 posted on 07/15/2010 8:43:24 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Zman516
Can't get any more pro-socialism than Imagine.

Sells better than reality.

I'm surprised to hear these words from Lennon. But you can't ever trust these dead white men, can you?

19 posted on 07/15/2010 8:45:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
"I'm surprised to hear these words from Lennon. But you can't ever trust these dead white men, can you?"

Even if thats what he really thought when he was alive, now that he's dead he's a dim voter for sure.

20 posted on 07/15/2010 8:49:49 AM PDT by libs_kma (DEMOCRATS, HOT TAR AND FEATHERS. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
I'm surprised to hear these words from Lennon. But you can't ever trust these dead white men, can you?

Of course, John's not dead. John's not dead.

Or if you play it backwards, it says:

.daed ton s'nhoJ .daed ton s'nhoJ

21 posted on 07/15/2010 8:58:04 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Le Chien Rouge
"Back in the USSR" was a Paul song but I get your point....

And it was a parody of the Beach Boys' "Back In The U.S.A." as if the "ooo woo woo" chorus didn't give that away. The extolling of "California Girls" was answered "The Ukraine girls really knock me out...they leave the West behind...and Moscow girls make me scream and shout...that Georgia's always on my mind."

Communism aside, the Beatles had a point.

22 posted on 07/15/2010 9:01:16 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: earlJam

He daed.


23 posted on 07/15/2010 9:13:33 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Tribune7

‘Imagine’ so


24 posted on 07/15/2010 9:16:22 AM PDT by fml
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To: earlJam

A memorable entry from National Lampoon’s Letters FROM
the editors (appeared after John’s death)

Dear Sirs:
Imagine no possessions. What a terrible, terrible thought.

—Yoko Ono, New York City

:)


25 posted on 07/15/2010 9:38:51 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: MichCapCon
When he died in 1980, he left behind a monetary legacy estimated at $275 million-not bad for one who referred to himself as an "instinctive socialist,"1 for one who believed on the abolition of "all money, police, and government."2

1 Playboy, January 1981,p.89
2 Penthouse,October, 1969, p.34

26 posted on 07/15/2010 9:48:25 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mjp

“Instinctive socialist” = socialist.

“believed on the abolition of “all money, police, and government” = anarchist.

The two are probably mutually exclusive. How can you redistribute wealth if there is no government to implement, no police to enforce and no money to seize?

I think Lennon was too complex and probably too confused to actually know himself— what he was really.


27 posted on 07/15/2010 10:05:04 AM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

And apparently you are also an asshole. Don’t get nasty because my husband despises commies.


28 posted on 07/15/2010 4:59:48 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
Don’t get nasty because my husband despises commies.

Your husband's an asshole for merrily cheering the death of two human beings, and breathlessly anticipating the death of two others. And here you are, "bragging" about your husband's mannish prowess on an internet chat forum.

Stay classy, honey.

29 posted on 07/16/2010 6:41:54 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: raccoonradio

What kind of country is this where John Lennon gets six bullets in the chest, and Yoko and standing right next to him and not a single bullet? - Dennis Leary


30 posted on 07/16/2010 6:43:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MichCapCon; scott says

I had never heard this. One of John’s more lucid moments. Thanks for posting.


31 posted on 07/16/2010 6:53:58 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dfwgator

Comic Judy Tenuta imitating Yoko Ono: “’Please please please
kiss me kiss me ooh ahh ohh jus one kiss kiss will do...don’t go to walllllllllllllll(war)...don’t start a wallllllllllll...’-—why don’t you just stick an icepick in m head? I’m sorry, but if that guy (Mark David Chapman) had just aimed a lil’ bit to the left...he’d be a hero!”


32 posted on 07/16/2010 7:41:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Wow. Just wow. You call my husband and asshole and then tell me to be classy? Pot, meet kettle. Did I write that my husband cheers anybody’s death, merrily or otherwise? No. Now go back into your dark room, don your Beatles wig, bop your head around to “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, and “merrily” go have sex with yourself (a classy way of saying go phuck yourself). I must go now, I’m taking my son to the pool. I shall enjoy my day with my two favorite guys. My son and my asshole husband.


33 posted on 07/16/2010 12:19:35 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
. . . and judging from your erudite comments on this thread, my guess is that you and your husband never venture out of the shallow end of that pool . . .

goodwithagun perhaps, but definitely badwithbrain.

34 posted on 07/16/2010 2:03:16 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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