Monday, December 8, 2008

Twenty Eight Years Ago Today

WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) from Yoko Ono on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. It is sad that we have these cabal designed and propaganda geenrated wars - as are most wars.

    This brought a tear to my eye not so much because cabals and propaganda and war sucks.

    My tear was for John and for us as his fans. John had two huge misunderstandings.

    John misunderstood the nature of the Beatles gift to the world. He says "been there, done that" when in fact there was so much more the Beatles could have done in the unique music crucible that was John and Paul. They could have created more music that would have lived thousands of years, and brought joy to the lives of untold billions of people. What if Beethoven gave up after Symphony #1 - "been there, done that".

    John's scond misunderstanding is about people and peace. John tilts at windmills. Yes, people could just vote for peace - if everyone was a clone of John and Yoko. John himself, before the Yoko soporific, was hardly a peaceful personality. Do people want peace? The reality is people want peace only when they have nothing to gain from violence. I grant you that most people are uncomfortable with the uncertainties of violence and the possible very high cost (e.g. their painful death), and so "want peace". But I'm afraid that people who have no fear of consequence or have been convinced of greater fears, these people can be terrifyingly violent yet seem ordinary.