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John Lennon was a closet Republican...
29 June 2011
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He's never out of the news is he?

 

But anyway here's the latest, which I really don't want to believe but given his volatile character, somehow may be true…

Lennon was closet Republican:

 

Apparently comes from a new documentary BEATLES STORIES.. anyone seen it?

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29 June 2011
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"Closet Republican" is an exaggeration. That does sound like John though, going after a cause because he met or read about someone involved in it.

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29 June 2011
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Reagan supporter???

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29 June 2011
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Sitting on a cornflake said:

Reagan supporter???

neil-aspinall

Doubt it. Reagan was too pro war to get Lennon's support.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
29 June 2011
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Supporting a right-wing candidate doesn't make you right wing. American politics is essentially a dichotomy because your third party is so weak. If Lennon really didn't like Carter, then him supporting Reagan due to him being the best of a bad bunch isn't really an indication of his political leanings.

Regardless, the outlet in question clearly has fairly loose news values (other headlines: "If DIANA was alive" (photoshop prediction of Diana at 50) and "Shia and Megan HOOKED UP" (Transformers stars had secret affair)) so it's a tiny thing.

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29 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

Supporting a right-wing candidate doesn't make you right wing. American politics is essentially a dichotomy because your third party is so weak. If Lennon really didn't like Carter, then him supporting Reagan due to him being the best of a bad bunch isn't really an indication of his political leanings.

There isn't a third party. It's a bit of a shock, considering Reagan's pro war attitude – guess Lennon wasn't aware of that.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
29 June 2011
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There isn't an official third party, but every now and again, the Green or Libertarian party picks up steam and gets enough votes to not win an election, but to change the outcome for one of the more mainstream candidates.

 

It is possible that John Lennon liked Ronald Reagan as a person (he was a very personable president) or just disliked Carter so much, it only appeared he liked Reagan because he couldn't stand Carter.

 

I have to agree with Walrus. I don't think John would have stuck with any sort of allegiance to any politician, because just as a person, he seemed to go through phases of interest in something and then end up putting it on the back-burner or completely forget about it.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
30 June 2011
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I was refering to the Libertarians, occasionally I'll see people saying "the Republicans screwed up the economy and we can't vote Democrat because our children will take drugs whilst shooting up, so we'll have to vote Libertarian!" but they're never going to mount a serious challenge to the big two.

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30 June 2011
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Very little credence is given to a "tell all" from someone who had been John's personal assistant for only a year or so.  I like John's message, despite his personal demons.  I detest the departmentalization of beliefs: democrat, republican, christian, muslim, conservative, liberal, green, atheist, communism, capitalism, etc, etc, etc.  It seems to only invite finger pointing.  Is there anything wrong with people not judging each other so harshly and living peacefully?

 

Sorry, got all philosophical on y'all  a-hard-days-night-john-7

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Wonder what he made of Margaret Thatcher !?!'!?!*

(*Conservative British PM from 1979..)

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Thatcher…… probably nothing. I doubt he cared that much about British politics. I wonder, with all his radicalness in the early 70's, if he said anything about the FLQ* crisis?

*In 1970, two important officials were kidnapped, and PM Peirre Eliott Trudeau used the War Powers Act to find those bastards. I wonder if John was political enough to care/say anything.
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I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
30 June 2011
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Here's Jon Wiener's answer to Seaman.

John Lennon: NOT a Closet Republican

 

..that's settled then.

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Fred Seaman isn't a very reliable source though, is he?

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