John Lennon, closet Republican/Reagan fan
This just about made my day.
"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."
I've always hated that stupid "Imagine" song for it's preening and gross oversimplification of everything. As an 80's kid I had a natural aversion to hippies. I used to see footage of him in his stupid "bed ins" and thought him immature and annoying even as a teenager.
I remember seeing him on some talk show (Mike Douglas?) talking about how "the system has to fall" and it was unsustainable and blah blah blah.
My suspicions about him were increased when I read the quote from Paul McCartney:
Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'
Read the whole (brief) article.
Yet another saint of liberals has been shown to be an apostate.
Posted by Duffy at June 29, 2011 05:20 PM
"I've always hated that stupid "Imagine" song for it's preening and gross oversimplification of everything."
I hate it because it's a modern hymn to existential secular humanism. If nothing ever means anything to anyone, then we have no reason to fight or argue.
The Beatles also protested high tax rates with Taxman, although it was a Harrison number not Lennon/McCartney.