Sunday, May 11, 2014

I read the news today, oh boy; four thousand holes in north Nigeria...

A while back I came across interesting anecdotal evidence that John Lennon's politics may have changed radically (pun intended) in his last couple of years, according to Fred Seaman, who was his personal assistant in his last year and wrote a book about it. 

According to this interview, Seaman says he talked a lot about politics with Lennon during that last year, and he claims that Lennon became deeply disenchanted with Jimmy Carter, and became pro-Reagan.
Plus see this.

I.e., there are indications that Lennon may have been going through that strange and relatively rare phenomenon, called changing your mind.  Who knows, had he not been cut down so senselessly and tragically, and had he lived into our time, he may well have evolved past the insipid pacifism of his early middle years.  No doubt this would have taken time, and during the initial Bush years one would not have been surprised to find him leading anti-Bush "Give Peace a Chance" rallies; but given the clips above, and given his innate genius and wit, one has reason to wonder if John may not have graduated to a deeper more nuanced appreciation for the human rights catastrophe represented by Islam, and for the affront to our intelligence represented by those among us who continue to shill for Islam long past the point of reason or decency. 


Egghead said...

Hi Hesp,

Stephen C. Coughlin was on Christian radio last week, and he used the good cop/bad cop to describe Muslims move the Muslim agenda forward in the USA. I thought of you.


Egghead said...

Oops! " describe how Muslims...."

Egghead said...

Hi Hesp,

You really should read this article - especially the end - cited in a comment on the GoV article about the Buddhist monk.

Here is my comment at GoV:

The article uses relationship of Shoko Asahara to the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to illustrate the fact that Buddhism employs a ‘good cop – bad cop’ dynamic with the front man being the ‘compassionate’ good cop where the back office guy is the ‘wrathful’ bad cop enforcer.

Hesperado said...

Thanks Egghead, I'm glad that "Good Cop/Bad Cop" meme is getting out there, as a way to think of the "Moderate" Muslim problem.

As for Buddhism, that's interesting, I'll check that out, thanks.