Skip to comments.John Lennon was a closet Republican: Liked Ronald Reagan
Posted on 06/29/2011 8:24:34 AM PDT by rface
John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death - according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant.
Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.
In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn't the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant.
He says, "John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on (Democrat) Jimmy Carter.
"He'd met Reagan back, I think, in the 70s at some sporting event... Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young (peace) demonstrators in Berkeley ........
[[[ So John Lennon was shot and killed.....wonder if some lefty loon knew about this Reagan thingy .... ]]
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Interesting... but I wonder if Yoko would substantiate this claim.
I have a hard time believing anything Yoko says.
I find this a little hard to believe.
I have to say that as a huge Beatle fan I find this a little hard to believe. However, it lines up with Churchill’s old maxim. Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.
Where do they come up with this crap?
If you go carryin pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow.
I’m throwing the BS flag on this one. There’s an agenda here.
Obama has even claimed to be an admirer of Ronaldus Maximus when it suits him.
(Just praying that he was a Christian.)
He also might have been a Christian, hope so..only God really knows now..
Last I heard he was proud to be a Marxist.
That stupid stupid stupid song Imagine only confirms it.
Let’s base our analysis on his work.
I still don’t like his music.
You need not be a Republican to have liked Reagan. Remember “Reagan Democrats”? RINOs would not like Reagan
very true words ..... The RNC would have fought tooth and nail to keep Reagan out of the White House......Reagan, the Tea Partier.
“I have a hard time believing anything Yoko says.”
I have a hard time listening to anything Yoko sings.
The lyrics to “Beautiful Boy” suggest the same.
The rest is history.
“But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow”
Here is what John himself said about the song in a 1980 interview:
“The statement in ‘Revolution’ was mine. The lyrics stand today. It's still my feeling about politics. I want to see the plan. That is what I used to say to Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Count me out if it is for violence. Don't expect me to be on the barricades unless it is with flowers.”
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