Skip to comments.Comrade Lennon
Posted on 12/06/2010 5:57:04 PM PST by pastorbillrandles
Because it is the thirtieth anniversary of the tragic murder of John Lennon, much nostalgia will be summoned up for Lennon, the Beatles and the times they lived in. The glory days of sixties idealism and innocence will be recalled with misty fondness by aging baby boomers, and those who came along later.
But were the Beatles merely innocent, mop headed,peace loving idealists? As we looked at last week in our previous article, Lennon;Whose Minstrel Was He ?, Lennon was an effective musical evangelist of the sexual revolution, which has wrecked untold millions of lives, in broken health, broken families, illegitimacy, abortion, sexual confusion, etc.
Lennon was also an avid proponent of the drug movement , for which the cost has been incaluculable.Through his music, lyrics, example, and influence it became fashionable to get high with a little help from various friends. Albums such as Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band have been described as drug saturated.
Too often it is ignored or under appreciated that Lennon also was a minstrel for Marx amd Lenin. Through songs such as Working Class hero, Angela, a paeon to Communist revolutionary ,Angela Davis, Back in The USSR Lennon lent his God given talents to Atheistic Marxism.
I really thought that Love would save us.But now Im wearing a chairman Mao badge, thats where its at. Im just beginning to think hes doing a good job. John Lennon (Jan Wenner,Lennon Remembers New York , Fawcett popular library,1971)
As Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band promoted the drug culture, so the 1972 album,Sometime in New Yorkbecame the definitive Communist tract for the Beatles. A January 1981 RollingStone review called it Agitprop, and Sloganeering.
The songs Sisters O Sisters, Angela, Woman Is The N****r of the World evoke communist and feminist anger consciousness. Attica State calls for revolution in view of a true bloody prison uprising. Bloody Sunday denounced Anglo(s) pigs.
In a 1971 Rolling Stone interview Lennon said Working Class Hero his contribution to the revolution and that Chairman Mao was his hero.(The Legacy Of John Lennon, David Noebel, Nelson publishing,pg 76).
Apparently Lennons admiration of Mao wasnt enough for him to want to live in Maos paradise. Even Englands high taxes were too much wealth sharing for John and Yoko, they moved to that evil, oppressive ,capitalist Babylon, the USA and spent some of their large fortune staving off attempts to be deported.
Lennon called for the abolition of all money, police and government yet at hs death he was worth 275 million dollars(1980 value), he owned 25 percent of Apple records,dairy farms in upstate New York, a herd of registered Holstein cattle worth 66 million, several houses, and a 62 foot yacht.
The 1960′s and 1970′s Cold War, was the apex of the twilight struggle between truly oppressive, atheistic Marxism and the free capitalist world.
Marxism, had reduced half of the world to serfdom, and aggressively sought to enslave the rest of it. The capitalist world, in spite of its flaws offered a degree of freedom and upward mobility unparalleled in history.
Lennon, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and a host of other fellow travelers, clearly took the side of Atheistic Marxism, of course from the safe and prosperous confines of the UK and America.
When asked about His radicalism in the early 1970′s, Lennon remarked;
the radicalism was phony, really, because it was out of guilt.Id always felt guilty that I had made money, so I had to give it away or lose it.I dont mean I was a hypocrite, I mean when I believe, I believe right down to the boots But (what I was doing) fighting the American government just because Jerry Rubin couldnt get what he really wanted,- a nice cushy job.(Newsweek,Sept 29,1980)
When America unilaterally gave peace a chance the Communist heroes Lennon had championed, slaughtered Vietnamese and Cambodians by the millions.
Hundreds of thousands of others risked their lives on leaky boats trying to get over to this evil oppressive place, that Lennon denounced, so that they could live in freedom. Hmmm, I wonder if the Beatles wrote any songs about that?
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.(proverbs 30:11-14)
I knew that the lyrics were Communist; e.g., Imagine no religion. It's not hard to do; etc., but I held my tongue and sang the lyrics anyway.
Almost all of the people there at my office party were Liberal so I had nothing to talk about. That is part of the reason I played the piano there instead.
George Martin produced the imagery and texture of The Beatles music that made it so highly original. Otherwise they´d have been here and gone as with most groups who´ve had a shot.
John Lennon blasphemed our Lord in the song “the ballad of John and Yoko” also in the song “Imagine” he said “imagine there is no heaven.” John Lennon was an atheist. IMO, the worst thing he did was that he let Yoko take over his life. Julian (his son) said that Yoko took everything from the Lennon family. She even threw Julian and his mother out of their house in England.
That was a McCartney song. Sheesh.
How about picking on Lady Gaga, Madonna or Bono...at least they haven't been dead for 30years and are still doing all of the bad moral stuff you attribute...one could think exclusively...to John Lennon.
By the way, he didn't have nearly the influence your describe...he was riding a wave but he was not that wave.
And was obviously much more of a Beach Boys parody than a hymn to communism.
I'd say it was more of a tribute.
The Beatles broke up in 1970.
I think Lennon was more of a nihilist than anything.
But even more than that, he was just loony-tunes, a curse carried by many talented people.
The Beatles broke up in 1970.
Shh, he's on a roll...
“John Lennon was an atheist. “
I’ll bet he’s not an atheist now.
He MOSTLY raised himself from the age of 10 onward and never had a strong male influence in his life...well, except for those fellas singing on the radio, something he very early on learned he could do as well, if not better than them.
By the time he was 19 he was "nearly famous" and by the time he was 25 he was the most recognized man in the world.
Nobody ever told him "no".
How could he not be totally screwed up in the head?
But, dam he could sing. A melodic genius.
Why wouldn't The Beatles, and all the rest of the musicians and personalities of the 1960s be remembered by their own generation, why would only the boomers and younger remember them?
Unfortunately the problem with John Lennon is that anyone listened to anything he said. He had some talent as a musician, it’s a shame he was murdered, and he said some pretty outrageous things. I remember pretty clearly. No one should take entertainers seriously as anything but entertainers, but unfortunately they impact the culture because stupid people look up to them as role models and believe that because they can sing, or write music, or act or whatever, that they have some sort of great insight. And of course, most of them are no smarter than the average person, and many of them are far less insightful and quite a bit more self absorbed.
Don't blame Vietnam and Korea on a rock star, blame them on the people in government, and the military and the voting booths, especially blame the 45 to 65 year old leaders.
It was in 1966 that his late bandmate John Lennon announced that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ.
In an interview with the London Evening Standard, Lennon -
who was murdered in 1980 - said: ‘Christianity will go. It
will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that. I’m
right and I will be proved right.
‘We’re more popular than Jesus now. I don’t know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity-Jesus was all
right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them
twisting it that ruins it for me.’
In like manner, Madonna is shrewd, talented, smart and works hard. She is also a sleaze and a slut.
It is dangerous to dismiss those who are despotic as incapable, ignorant and/or stupid. When we make that mistake we end up with the likes of Clinton, Obama, Hitler, etc.
Think of the lyrics,
"Back in the US . . . back in the US . . . back in the USSR"