Skip to comments.Was John Lennon a secret Reagan Republican?
Posted on 06/30/2011 9:02:51 AM PDT by nuconvert
You know what? I think the answers probably no. But why let that get in the way of the delicious schadenfreude Im feeling right now over the recent claims by his former personal assistant Fred Seaman and the apparent discomfort it is causing lefties.
Over at the leftie Nation, historian Jon Wiener is having a massive sense of humour failure at this outrageous slur on a man probably second only to Che as an icon of international left-wing street credibility.
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>>You know what? I think the answers probably no<<
Okay, so this guy, who probably never met Lennon, is more credible than the man who spent a lot of time with him at the end of his life.
All the anecdotes are flat-out lies or exaggerations.
I like this author, but it’s a little arrogant to declare what he declared.
Maybe a Reagan Democrat.
This is a lefty journalist whose head would explode if he were to believe the truth so he’s content to live in make-believe land. Lennon was a wealthy man and knew if he wanted to keep what he rightfully earned that the GOP had his best interest in mind.
I heard this being discussed and some unknown said that John Lennon liked to pull peoples legs. This could have been his own little joke.
Lennon being a Reagan supporter makes sense. Lot’s of boomers changed there views on life and the world as the 70’s ended. A lot had kids, like Lennon, and time to review what their radical views actually accomplished. This story on Lennon liking Reagan is true. We have someone on the scene back in the day give specifics with his anecdotes. What does the writer use to support his argument? Nothing.
I read a few months back that John Lennon had accepted Christ as Savior as well.
Now that will make lefties head explode!
One has to consider the difference between what a man says and sings and what he actually does.
"Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can."
Well, actually, John, I can imagine, without even trying, that I will never, ever, own several apartments in The Dakota, right across the street from Central Park, like you did and Yoko Ono still does.
But, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express one night. :-)
Considering that Lennon died before Reagan became president I doubt if he found much of interest in RR in those days.
It’s actually hard to ever really know. He did also say at one time though that he preferred the Tories to the Labours because they “let me keep my money.”
So who knows? It almost seems it would have been a natural evolution for a guy like him...in the 60s he was suspicious of “The Man” who, at the time, was regarded as a war mongering capitalist pig. However, by the late 70s it was clear that “the Man” was really the entrenched leftism that had overtaken the US government.
The article states lennon met reagan while he was govenor of ca
Lennon was killed after the election but before the inauguration. I think Reagan was quite topical the 6 months or so before Lennon died and would have been a subject for conversation. I have no problem believing Lennon may have favored Reagan over the inept Carter
Gotta link or reference? That would be a jaw-dropping revelation.
The truth hurts especially liberals. They just keep inventing their own realities to stay in their own little global fantasy world.
You probably already know this, but Lennon wasn’t a boomer, and boomers had already helped reelect Nixon in 1972 with the majority of their vote.
Here is what his assistant was saying.
John Lennon was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals, according to his former assistant.
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 I think that John maybe forgot about that... He did express support for Reagan, which shocked me.
“I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who’s an old-time communist... He enjoyed really provoking my uncle... Maybe he was being provocative... but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.
“He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he’d been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy’s naivete.”
If I am not mistaken, many people wanted Lennon and the Beatles to become more politically-charged, but Lennon was still in his LSD-years and was more into eastern spiritualism than politics.
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