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peregrine9:
I am also fine with John being what ever he wanted to be and his political beliefs. But this former personal assistant and scumbag Fred Seaman who is saying this now publicly that John Lennon was a Republican. Is a convicted thief and has lied before about the crimes he did to John and his family after he was killed.He has no honor or integrity at all as far I am concerned.There is still I have read items that Yoko and Sean and John's estate have never seen again or got back that disappeared from the Dakota after John was assassinated.They are stolen properly from John Lennon's estate.I do feel John was at least a liberal on social issues and still left wing.I don't think John turned into a complete Republican toward the end of his life.I think John was somewhat of a Libertarian myself.I don't believe he was a complete socialist either.But anything that such a scumbag would say now.Should not be taken seriously coming from someone who did this to John and his family after he died.Here is some other older articles about this Seaman. For those that don't remember about who he is and what he did.

June 28, 2011
Lennon was a closet Republican: Assistant
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.

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/28...ican-assistant

http://www.lfpress.com/news/world/20...enn-story.html

These are two older articles talk about this thief and crook

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/sep/28/arts.artsnews

http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/01/beatle-people-fred-seaman.html

Normandie:

Oh, brother! I don't know that much about Fred Seaman, other than that he was John's assistant, but this just smacks of publicity-seeking, much like the granddaughter of Second Officer Charles Lightoller of the Titanic coming out and saying Quartermaster Hichens turned the wheel the wrong way on the Titanic. (Turns out she had just published a novel -- I find it hard to believe that was a coincidence.)


 

Bobber:

--- Quote from: peregrine9 on June 30, 2011, 02:18:53 PM ---But anything that such a scumbag would say now.Should not be taken seriously
--- End quote ---

Well, you appear to be taking it rather serious. And what if John WAS a republican towards the end of his life? Does it make any difference?

Bobber:
Nuance:



More on John Lennon’s Move Away from ‘Imagine’: Evolution is ‘Absolute Garbage’

 

A December article in the The Amerian Conservative reports on some startling revelations from John Lennon himself in a number of interviews that took place near the end of his life. Obviously, the MSM and their co-conspirators in the entertainment media shoved all of this down the memory-hole.

American Conservative’s Jordan Micheal Smith: 

In the last major interview Lennon gave, to Playboy in late 1980 (and later released unedited as a book, All We Are Saying), he and Yoko Ono offered opinions that can fairly be described as chastened, jaded, even provincial. …

When it was pointed out that a Beatles reunion could possibly raise $200 million for a poverty-stricken country in South America, Lennon had no time for it. “You know, America has poured billions into places like that. It doesn’t mean a damn thing. After they’ve eaten that meal, then what? It lasts for only a day. After the $200,000,000 is gone, then what? It goes round and round in circles.” It’s a critique of foreign aid readers of P.T. Bauer would be familiar with. “You can pour money in forever. After Peru, then Harlem, then Britain. There is no one concert. We would have to dedicate the rest of our lives to one world concert tour, and I’m not ready for it.”

This was not the ’60s revolutionary who hung out with Yippies and Black Panthers. Not only did Lennon dismiss his earlier efforts, he rejected the entire idea of social change through political action. “I have never voted for anybody, anytime, ever,” he said. “Even at my most so-called political. I have never registered and I never will. It’s going to make a lot of people upset, but that’s too bad.”

“I dabbled in so-called politics in the late Sixties and Seventies more out of guilt than anything,” he revealed. “Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something, or get punched in the face, to prove I’m one of the people. I was doing it against my instincts.” …

Nothing seems less like the popular idea of Lennon, but there was more. In his definitive song, “Imagine”—Yoko Ono has said its lyrics express “just what John believed”—he famously dreams of a world with “no possessions.” The mature Lennon explicitly disavowed such naïve sentiments:

I worked for money and I wanted to be rich. So what the hell—if that’s a paradox, then I’m a socialist. But I am not anything. What I used to be is guilty about money. … Because I thought money was equated with sin. I don’t know. I think I got over it, because I either have to put up or shut up, you know. If I’m going to be a monk with nothing, do it. Otherwise, if I am going to try and make money, make it. Money itself isn’t the root of all evil.

The man who famously called for imagining a world with “No religion” also jettisoned his anti-theism. “People got the image I was anti-Christ or antireligion,” he said. “I’m not at all. I’m a most religious fellow. I’m religious in the sense of admitting there is more to it than meets the eye. I’m certainly not an atheist.”

Even more shocking to the idea of Lennon as a secular leftist, or a deep thinker, the man rejected evolution. “Nor do I think we came from monkeys, by the way,” he insisted. “That’s another piece of garbage. What the hell’s it based on? We couldn’t’ve come from anything—fish, maybe, but not monkeys. I don’t believe in the evolution of fish to monkeys to men. Why aren’t monkeys changing into men now? It’s absolute garbage.”

According to the American Conservative, Lennon never became a Reagan Democrat, which is pretty much what Fred Seaman, a Lennon assistant, said happened in the article making its way around the news cycle today. But it looks as though that might be more of a conclusion the American Conservative author comes to, as opposed to something Lennon actually said.

(source: bighollywood.breitbart.com)

peregrine9:
 No it would not make a difference to me. I would still respect and love John Lennon and his music whether he was a Republican or Liberal or moderate, or socialist or Libertarian.I just think that someone that would steal John's, diarys, photographs etc.Has some serous credibility issues on anything he says.I have read there still at least one of John's personal guitar's missing still.So please excuse me for sounding upset.Not even really about the article about John's politics.But that this convicted crook is crawling coming out once again with more storys.Since John's not alive he can't go to the media and press and explain his views himself.I am sure Yoko is going have things to say about what John's political beliefs were.I just don't believe for one minute.That John would have supported the war in Iraq right now etc.Or the massive federal cuts in funding that has been happening.I believe on human rights issues over the world he would a activist.I believe he would support gay rights and be pro choice to.I think he would be politically active in many social justice and environmental issues to.I also respect everyone's rights to their own political views and feelings on these issues.

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