Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Who owns John Lennon

From the "Blogging Blue" site, two lefty bloggers who attended an Americans for Prosperity event found it odd that Republicans would listen to the Beatles' "Come Together."

 Yes, the AFP crowd was humming along to a John Lennon acid trip song, conveniently forgetting that John Lennon was definitely not one of them.

So are they saying that an "acid trip song" would be an appropriate theme for a Democratic event?

Just wondering.

11 comments:

S said...

Also, who cares whether the songwriter or singer would have been "one of them"?

Anonymous said...

Actually, there is a first hand report that Lennon grew increasingly conservative as he grew older; a not all uncommon phenomenon.

"Imagine" that! Lefty bloggers uniformed!

Dan said...

They are so full of themselves it is ridiculous!

muttmutt said...

Except of course he DIDN'T become more conservative...

What exactly were Lennon’s political views at the end of 1980? Late that November, Lennon spoke out on behalf of striking workers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. (The story is told in my book Come Together: John Lennon in His Time.) The strike was against Japan Foods Corporation, a subsidiary of the Japanese multinational Kikkoman, best known for its soy sauce. The US workers, primarily Japanese, were members of the Teamsters. In LA and San Francisco, they went on strike for higher wages. The shop steward of the LA local, Shinya Ono, persuaded John and Yoko to make a public statement addressed to the striking workers:

“We are with you in spirit.… In this beautiful country where democracy is the very foundation of its constitution, it is sad that we have to still fight for equal rights and equal pay for the citizens. Boycott it must be, if it is the only way to bring justice and restore the dignity of the constitution for the sake of all citizens of the US and their children.

“Peace and love, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York City, December, 1980.”


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muttmutt said...

And I'm one of those "lefty bloggers" who wrote that post. Lisa and I had a good laugh at the music selection.

But I notice you didn't challenge anything factual about the post so I'll just report that you agree with our assessment of the event.

Thanks!

krshorewood said...

Tea Party is adept at choosing music as they are at naming themselves Tea Baggers.

Zach W. said...

@ Anonymous 4:46pm: If I read the same first-hand account, the report came from a man who was forced to apologize in court to Lennon’s widow in 2002 after he was accused of stealing hundreds of the star’s personal photographs and letters.

Hardly someone with impeccable credibility.

Teacher in Cheeseland said...

I think it's even infinitely more ironic that the most divisive Wisconsin administration in our lifetimes chose "Come Together." And, based on comments posted, I wonder what uniforms the "Lefty Bloggers" wear?

jimspice said...

I've been reading the links, and MAN, that WILL stuff is screwed UP. I can't believe MU puts up with you.

Rick Esenberg said...

Mr. Mutt

I agree with almost none of it but I can't be correcting every error on the internet. Maybe later.

Tom said...

http://xkcd.com/386/