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Question about John's assassination
8 January 2013
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He definitely does not say "would" he says "if". If Mandela had walked out of prison and when he gave his speech called for the violent overthrow of South Africa as it stood what might have happened? But who could imagine him doing that?

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I've dipped into this a little in the past, but I don't anymore.  It's just giving him the fame that he wanted, and I'm not going to feed into it anymore.  I don't even like to speak or type his name.  "He" can piss off.  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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9 February 2013
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Refusing to say his name doesn't make a difference. You still know what his what name is, who his is, and what he did. If he wanted fame, he got that, though I don't understand why anybody would want so many people to dislike them.

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unknown said
Refusing to say his name doesn't make a difference. You still know what his what name is, who his is, and what he did. If he wanted fame, he got that, though I don't understand why anybody would want so many people to dislike them.

He felt he was a nobody and wanted to become a somebody, thru killing John he has. His name will always be known, passed down the ages. For as long as John is highly-esteemed and remembered then Chapman will also be remembered as the man who killed him. Bad publicity in this case is better than no publicity for him.

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10 February 2013
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unknown said
Refusing to say his name doesn't make a difference. 

Makes all the difference to me.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

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11 February 2013
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unknown said
Refusing to say his name doesn't make a difference. 

Makes all the difference to me.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

I'm also someone who calls him "him" or "he" unless the conversation dictates otherwise. It may not make a difference to what happened, but if he was only ever referred to as "the thing who fired the gun", if "the murderer" became how he was referred to, if that was how we chose to place him, then his name would be less carved in history than he would like.

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11 February 2013
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Exactly.

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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mja6758 said

I'm also someone who calls him "him" or "he" unless the conversation dictates otherwise.

My term is "the a_ _hole in the orange jump suit".

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12 February 2013
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Zig said

mja6758 said

I'm also someone who calls him "him" or "he" unless the conversation dictates otherwise.

My term is "the a_ _hole in the orange jump suit".

I can go for that. I also like the nickname he was given in his teens and hated so much, "Nemo", the Latin word meaning "no man" or "no one".

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mja6758 said

Zig said

mja6758 said

I'm also someone who calls him "him" or "he" unless the conversation dictates otherwise.

My term is "the a_ _hole in the orange jump suit".

I can go for that. I also like the nickname he was given in his teens and hated so much, "Nemo", the Latin word meaning "no man" or "no one".

 

How appropriate – Nemo also wears an orange jump suit.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I doff my imaginary cap. Have an apple01

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He (Chapman) also had a copy of Catcher In The Rye by J D Salinger, in which the boy in the book, Holden Caulfield, hates 'phonies,' and was influenced heavily by it. 

 

He was reading it when the police arrived at The Dakota, I believe.

 

But there is of course the famous pic of Lennon signing for a smiling Chapman, happily obliging him.. on the day of the murder.. which I always find very haunting.

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greghumphreysART said

 

But there is of course the famous pic of Lennon signing for a smiling Chapman, happily obliging him.. on the day of the murder.. which I always find very haunting.

I thought I read somewhere that, although John did sign it for Chapman, Chapman felt like John had somehow slighted him in some subtle way, and that triggered a resentment in him.  Of course, we also know that he had planned to kill him and had flown to NYC from Hawaii for that purpose, but you never know with schizophrenics like Chapman: had John treated him with more respect, Chapman's neurons may have reconfigured and he may have walked away and never come back.

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Funny Paper said

greghumphreysART said
 

But there is of course the famous pic of Lennon signing for a smiling Chapman, happily obliging him.. on the day of the murder.. which I always find very haunting.

I thought I read somewhere that, although John did sign it for Chapman, Chapman felt like John had somehow slighted him in some subtle way, and that triggered a resentment in him.  Of course, we also know that he had planned to kill him and had flown to NYC from Hawaii for that purpose, but you never know with schizophrenics like Chapman: had John treated him with more respect, Chapman's neurons may have reconfigured and he may have walked away and never come back.

I appreciate what you saying, but somebody like Chapman could obtain a signature every day for 5 months with a smile, then, when given one with less of a jollity, could use that as an 'excuse' to do what he did.

I genuinely believe John was a dead man walking with Chapman, and… whenever it was going to happen… it WAS always going to happen.

 

Tragically.

 

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