Friday, December 09, 2005

From Lenin to Lennon

The Republicans wanted rid of John Lennon. After 911 his song "Imagine" was banned on many US radio stations.

Did you know that "Imagine" was voted the most popluar song ever over this side of the pond?

When he wrote about "no countries", I don't think he was thinking about their replacement with one big ugly American Empire.

"No religion too," was a really revolutionary idea in America. We would really like that over here in Europe, you know.

Here's to your memory and your music, John Lennon.
You are a martyr like Martin Luther King to the cause of peace and justice.

AlterNet: Imagine All the People...: "The U.S. government saw Lennon as such a serious threat that President Nixon attempted to have him deported in 1972. In addition, the F.B.I. closely monitored his actions and amassed a file on Lennon of over 300 pages. Today, on the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death, we speak with historian Jon Wiener about Lennon's politics and his F.B.I. files. Jon Wiener is a history professor at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of two books on Lennon: Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon F.B.I. Files and Come Together: John Lennon In His Time. I talked to Jon Wiener and asked him for his thoughts on this 25th anniversary of Lennon's death."


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