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John Lennon: CLOSET REPUBLICAN ?
June 30, 2011
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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.

In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn't the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant.

He says, "John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on (Democrat) Jimmy Carter.

"He'd met Reagan back, I think, in the 70s at some sporting event... Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young (peace) demonstrators in Berkeley, so I think that John maybe forgot about that... He did express support for Reagan, which shocked me.

"I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who's an old-time communist... He enjoyed really provoking my uncle... Maybe he was being provocative... but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.

"He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he'd been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy's naivete."

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June 30, 2011
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I refuse to believe this..at most, he might have been torn
I mean, he got very rich, didn't he?
So of course, he considered becoming republican.
but heck, even republicans today aren't old school republicans..they are way too judgy and big governement and corperate to be considered republican..nope..libertarians are more genuinely GOP, republican than todays supposed republicans are
JMO

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June 30, 2011
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"He'd met Reagan back, I think, in the 70s at some sporting event... Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young (peace) demonstrators in Berkeley, so I think that John maybe forgot about that... He did express support for Reagan, which shocked me.

Reagan was a democrat in the '70's.

"Kent State" happened in Ohio, Reagan couldn't have had much to do with that, neither could his monkey. "Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey"...

Who was it around here who suggested a link between tavistock and the Beatles? I'm curious about that, considering how Lennon was murdered.

I remember when Reagan was shot. Wasn't it a .22?

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June 30, 2011
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I saw something about this the other day, and was surprized that Lennon did like Reagan, but not for anything anyone brought up here. The beatles left the UK because they got real soured by Englands 90% tax rates, and they liked Reagan because of his Reaganomics that taxed nowhere near those percentages.

June 30, 2011
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I would not buy this guys book.

After Lennon's murder on December 8, 1980, Seaman, by his own admission, took several items from the Dakota apartments, including stereo equipment and John Lennon's personal diaries. In 1983, Seaman was convicted of stealing the diaries, which had by then been returned to Yoko Ono, and sentenced to five years' probation.

In 2002, Seaman also lost a long and contentious court battle against Yoko Ono for copyright control of more than 300 photos he took with a camera the Lennons owned during his employ.

John died December 8 1980
Reagan was president 1981-1989
Reagan was the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975)
The Berkeley riots were a series of protests at and near the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s.

Monday Night Football debuted on ABC

The most fascinating episode, however, involved Lennon and President Ronald Reagan, then governor of California. Each figure embodied part of the cultural divide of the time, Lennon the protesting pacifist pop star, Reagan the hard-line conservative leader. Gifford had invited them to appear on the same show in the early '70s, assuming Lennon would be a no-show.

To Gifford's surprise, he looked over his shoulder during the broadcast and spotted the two waiting together.

''Governor Reagan had his arm around John Lennon and he was explaining American football to him," Gifford said. ''Only on 'Monday Night Football' would you get those two guys, who were poles apart, united."

They met once there

http://www.mmbolding.com/Monda.....Findex.htm

John Lennon meets outgoing California governor Ronald Reagan on December 9, 1974 during halftime of a Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Lennon was in town to promote his recently released album, Walls and Bridges
Frank Gifford invited Reagan—an old friend from his movie days—to drop by the Monday Night Football booth, and was pleasantly surprised when Lennon accepted an invitation for the same night.
Both men were slated for halftime interviews. “Gifford, you take the governor and I’ll take the Beatle,” acerbic commenJtator Howard Cosell informed Gifford shortly before the end of the second quarter.

While the two guests waited to go on the air, Reagan put an arm around Lennon and attempted to explain the rules of American football.
Lennon must have been a quick study, because in the ensuing on-air exchange with Cosell he showed a keen grasp of the differences between the U.S. game and English rugby.
Watch John Lennon at the football game and his interview
http://www.mmbolding.com/Monda.....cosell.wmv

Why did John Lennon and Yoko Ono originally move to the United States?

John Lennon had loved New York from the first time he visited in his Beatle days, and considered it the cultural center of the world.

John Lennon words are :

"If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself."

What brought John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono to the city in August 1971, however, was Yoko's child Kyoko Chan Cox; when Yoko divorced from Kyoko's father, jazz musician Anthony Cox, she was awarded custody of the child, but her father, apparently feeling John Lennon's lifestyle inappropriate for Kyoko, kidnapped her. John and Yoko's trip to New York in 1971 was initially temporary, but in failing to find Kyoko, the couple decided to stay. Kyoko and her mother were finally reunited in 1985 five years after John's death

In order to stay in the country, John and Yoko were granted temporary B-2 visitors' visas to the United States. These visas were scheduled to expire on February 29, 1972.

Watch John Lennon at the football game and his interview
http://www.mmbolding.com/Monda.....cosell.wmv

I doubt he loved Reagan

June 30, 2011
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somebody totally gets the whole hologram..jigsaw puzzle..stuff
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I should be relevent though,
I think John Lennon was a deep, gifted, spiritual, multi talented man..that sorta lost his way..for a bit..he was maybe, finding his way back..when gunned down, by a dissillusioned fan...I believe
"power corrupts, absolute power corrupts, absolutely" (not all the time, but most of the time..there and nothing like a great comeback, though)

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

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