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Twitter Tribute To Lennon

Posted on | November 28, 2012 | 26 Comments

by Smitty


  • Becca Lower

    Nice catch, Smitty. I also loved your use of the word “tribute” in the title. Well done!

  • Joan Of Argghh!

    Awesome sauce for the silly Marxist goose. *golf clap*

  • Matthew W

    “Utopian twaddle”
    I like that!

  • JeffS

    If we imagine there’s no Lennon, then there’s no Yoko to push his Utopian twaddle. Win-win.

  • Christy Waters

    That kind of Smitty awesomeness deserved an RT.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Actually, John Lennon had become a Republican and was a big fan of Ronald Reagan before he died. He was pretty embarrassed about the twaddle he’d written previously.

  • Angie

    Every time I hear or see a reference to “Imagine” I think of the fact that John & Yoko owned a second entire apartment at the Dakota just to store all their furs at the exact right temperature.

    “Imagine no possessions/I wonder if you can” my you know what.

  • Adjoran

    Pretty snarky for a guy who continually posts videos by the serial plagiarists Led Zeppelin.

  • garymrosen

    Is there any evidence for this? Doesn’t quite ring true to me. But if we’re going to slam him for “Imagine” we should also give him credit for “Revolution” – “But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow”

  • Finrod Felagund

    His former assistant says as much:

    John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death – according to the tragic Beatles star’s last personal assistant.

    Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon’s death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan
    who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.

  • Finrod Felagund

    What I think of is the marvelous takedown that William F. Buckley did of that song. He completely eviserated it in his own inimitable style; it was a wonder to read.

  • Anamika

    Is his death day memory now bundled along with his birthday or is it separate? What are we celebrating? A man? Some music? Our own memories?

  • Anamika

    I signed to Lennon’s *Imagine*. One of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. The part of my brain that learns new languages must be sleeping.

    Like the music however, and sometimes it’s all music to one’s ears, eh?

  • Anamika

    You know,’ordinary’ people they overestimate their memories, whereas nondualists, zen buddhists and other weirdos underestimate their memories.

    Nothing is real, it means that everything is real, if everything is real, then our memories are real too.

    As for John Lennon, I’m only interested in his birthday memory, death is not real.

    How about evolution,is it real? No,it’s not. But if I say it’s real, then it’s real, I am the Law. You are the Law.

  • Anamika

    Angie…you could start a story with your imagining setting up house with each one of your biggest twitter fans. That might be interesting and fun. And they can do the same with one another. Talk about strange, weird, and slightly insane takes on living standards. hahaha.

  • Anamika

    “Although still a major cultural figure, even as his legacy slowly fades against an extroverted society of shallow artistry, few people realize that John Lennon was one of the great Spiritual Seekers of our days. He was a tireless searcher of deeper truths and reality who explored various religious and philosophical traditions, experimented with varied Esoteric Mysteries and psychological theories, expressing it all in code through his timeless music and art. Lennon also considered the Gnostics the true Christians, as well as embodied the soul of the ancient Stoic, Cynic and Platonic Philosophers. We acquaint ourselves with a perennial Mythmaker who made sense of a post-modern and existentialist civilization. We study a life full of tragedy and triumph, and a man who, in the Gnostic spirit, was never satisfied with either. And how his message and life can help us find our own meaning and own gnosis.”
    –Gary Tillery, author of ‘The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon’.

  • Anamika

    ………….yes, imagining is very easy. Just sing that shit-ass song of John lennons and imagine your life away. LOL!!

  • rjacobse

    Forget “Imagine.” I far prefer Harrison’s “Tax Man.”

  • Bob Belvedere
  • Bob Belvedere

    Imagine there’s no Anamika…

  • Zilla of the Resistance

    In an audio recording made shortly before his death, he did indeed admit to embarrassment over his idealism and he slams communism.

  • Angie

    That was assume — thanks.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Thank you very much! The last time I read that was in the (physical) pages of National Review.

  • Bob Belvedere

    You’re welcome.

    Same here.

  • Pink_in_Florida

    Cite a reputable source for your claim. You’re either a liar or an idiot. I vote for the latter.

    Pretty sick people here displaying their hate for John Lennon. What’s the point? Hate for hate’s sake. Anger for anger’s sake. You people are sickening.

  • Pink_in_Florida

    Dream on.