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Lennon-Mania and the Growing Problem of Elite Credibility
John Lennon's (left) Primal Screams ... "I hated Lennon," one of the old madcaps says, defiantly, in Jonathon Green's oral history "Days in the Life: Voices From the English Underground, 1961-1971." "Oh yes. Lennon's no hero of mine. I cannot separate people and what they do from what they are. Lennon was unmitigatedly evil as far as I was concerned." Doesn't that sound terrible, like a kind of spiritual deformity — hating John Lennon? Tangled deep in the nervous system of every earthling over the age of 40, I would argue, is some fiber or filament of peak Beatlemania, some flicker of the old wild adoration. We want, we need — still — to love these men. – New York Times Review
Dominant Social Theme: The Beatles were just the best. They were geniuses and will be forever. These young men changed the world. They were like Jesus Christ.
Free-Market Analysis: The New York Times has reviewed an enormous new biography of Beatle John Lennon by Tim Riley, and in its publication (and the review) we find evidence of a much larger problem that the Anglosphere power elite continues to have. In this article, we'll try to explain ...
Was it Lennon's personal philosophy that is so compelling? Hm-mm ... sorry, he doesn't seem so very erudite to us and his songs – "Imagine," in particular – seem like muzzy-headed socialism. The Beatles were a very good rock and roll band, and Lennon was shot and died young; but none of this seems to explain the hold that Lennon still has.
Maybe people of a certain generation see in Lennon what they wish to see. Tim Riley seems to think so. Like all geniuses (his term) Lennon had numerous facets to his personality, he writes. "Cruel at times, chaotic, dissociated: on his bad days little more, so it seems, than a gigantic human flaw through which the shifting light of genius displayed itself. Challenging for biographers? Disorienting? Just a bit."
In fact, Albert Goldman, in The Lives of John Lennon claimed that Lennon suffered from a textbook case of multiple personality disorder. Tim Riley claims a "bipolar muse" for Lennon, confirming the diagnosis, perhaps. Here's some more from the review:
Here is Lennon in the fullness of his diffracted personality, across the spectrum of his phases and faces. Leather John, mugging sailors in Hamburg — "A Lennon punch felled him to his knees" — is superseded by Beatle John, mugging for the world's press ...
His account of the writing and making of "Strawberry Fields Forever," for example, is a critical tour de force, equally in touch with the song's subterranean sources and the technical midwifery that drew it into the light. Lennon brought the song to the studio in November 1966, roughing it out on guitar for his brother Beatles and for George Martin, who later described the occasion as "a great privilege."
"Suddenly," Riley writes, "their most reliable cutup had enchanted them with a reverie of youth, which somehow made him sound older — and made the others feel older as well." Woozily regressive but sharp as splinters, "Strawberry Fields Forever" would take weeks to perfect, spliced and respliced, the finished article sounding, in Riley's phrase, "like a dream reassembled in a bottle."
Riley doesn't mention Mark Chapman by name — an aesthetic decision, perhaps a moral one. Lennon's assassin is an "anonymous figure," "a young autograph hound," a specter from the half-world of fandom who irrupts into the narrative at 10:50 p.m. on Dec. 8, 1980, with five gunshots. The force released at that moment, interestingly enough, released and then globally diffused, was the opposite of hate."
From our standpoint, there's a lot that Riley apparently doesn't mention ... or at least that the review skips over. We've written about the Beatles before and the significant – shocking even – narrative of Paul McCartney's possible death and replacement, and the real reason for the Beatles' phenomenon. You can see a previous story here: Is Paul Dead?
At the time we related the following: "Who actually wrote the Beatles music? The person who actually wrote all the Beatles songs was Theodor Adorno, a music professor from Frankfurt University. And none of the songs were original, Adorno, a genius on the subject of theoretical music cleverly adapted well-known classical partitures, to create the Beatles songs." Our "Paul Is Dead" article elaborates on these theories.
In fact, we don't know this to be true, as we received the information from another source. We don't know either anymore if the original Paul was replaced by a "Faul" after a mid-1960s car accident. And yet ... it seems plausible given all that we have come to understand (or perceive anyway) about 20th century directed history.
Here's the narrative concerning Paul McCartney's replacement as related online concerning an article in an Italian version of Wired magazine. (We do assume the article to be true and not a hoax but as we do not read Italian we cannot say for sure.) Funny, how it never made it across the pond in print ...
The cover-story "Chiedi chi era quel" «Beatle» for the July 15 2009 issue of Wired Italia, the Italian edition of the US magazine Wired, describes the analysis of the McCartney conspiracy theory conducted by two Italians, Gabriella Carlesi and Francesco Gavazzeni. Their purpose for analyzing this conspiracy theory was to provide indisputable, scientific evidence that would put an end to the persistent rumors that Paul McCartney had died in a car accident in 1966. However, the results of their analysis surprised them. Instead of putting an end to the rumors, their analysis provides scientific evidence that the Paul McCartney of today is not the same man as the Paul McCartney prior to 1966.
Oops! Why would Paul be replaced by Faul? One answer might be because the Anglosphere was doing its best to tear down Western culture and middle class values in the 20th century and a rock and roll was a good way to help accomplish that process. If one Beatle died, another would be found to continue the noble task. For global government to work, one needs an omnipotent state and the family needs to shrink – to nothingness, if possible.
All for the cause! And the others kept their mouths shut, though they did spend the rest of their careers leaving clues in albums and the like. Here's some more from the Wired article (in translation).
Who are Gabriella Carlesi and Francesco Gavazzeni? Gabriella Carlesi is forensic pathologist who specializes in identification of people through craniometry (i.e. comparison of certain features of the skull) and forensic odontology (i.e. analysis of the teeth), while Francesco Gavazzeni is a specialist in computer analyses. By putting their talents together, they were able to use a computer to obtain high precision measurements of Paul McCartney's skull from various photos of his face.
Certain features of our skull, teeth, and ears are extremely effective for identifying us; some of them cannot currently be modified by surgery. In fact, in Germany, the identification of the shape of the right ear has the same legal value of that of a DNA test or fingerprints detection. Gabriella Carlesi has been a consultant for identification of people via digital image processing for various investigations, including individuals associated wit [the former Pope and the mistress of Benito Mussolini].
There are so many historical issues these days just "hanging" in the ether, and the cognitive dissonance grows bigger all the time. There are starting to be two distinct versions of history available to Western citizens, both amply accessible, one via mainstream media, the other via the Internet. One could speculate that this has never happened before in human history on such a wide scale. We do live in interesting times.
The mainstream media grinds on without acknowledging this. In this latest instance, John Lennon is acclaimed a genius in yet another hefty tome even though there are credible accusations that he neither composed nor wrote many of "his" early tunes. His bandmate McCartney is said to have died and been replaced; the Beatles themselves were perhaps an invention of Tavistock. McCartney et al. were the "good" Beatles. The Rolling Stones were the "bad" ones. Ever, the elites employ the Hegelian Dialectic.
Why is John Lennon a genius? Now perhaps we have arrived at the answer: The elites elected to make him so. The band, according to this theory, was part of a larger, societal programming process. The mainstream media's task was to create a certain divinity about the four young men. The whole mid-20th century, in fact, seems to us a kind of exercise in misinformation and cultural dissonance – and John Lennon perhaps was a pied piper for this sour tune.
Conclusion: But now there are ... problems. In a sense, Lennon and the Beatles are a metaphor for the difficulties posed by the truth-telling of the Internet. Mainstream history has been so effectively undermined at this point (in our view) that it is putting into jeopardy many mainstream institutions that partake of the credibility of the flawed narrative. It is the proverbial "elephant in the room" – one even bigger than this 800-page monstrosity of a Lennon hagiography.
Posted by amanfromMars on 10/14/11 02:03 AM
"If we go too far down this rabbit hole, I come to the conclusion that the DB is agitprop secretly financed by gnome kings far beneath the ground. There is no way you can disprove this, for the record, because the elves have produced and given it to you." … Posted by asparagui on 10/13/11 01:38 PM
Go down any PE rabbit hole and into its buffeting warrens, armed with the knowledge that creates great kings for fabulous queens and virtual realms, and you will be secretly financed to develop dynasties that control all manner of power and matter, asparagui.
And DB play their role exceedingly well, but one would always be wondering and pondering in changed times, whenever the offer of IT and CyberSpace Command and Control so easily delivers a quite magical passkey and AI Keys to riches and influence beyond compare and blinkered imagination, whether then one would be content to follow and comment upon various and myriad leads, rather than generate them ….. for the global capture of good hearts and stout minds, the deserved prize for such ….. well, in some headquarters would that be as AI Spooky Sterling Stirling Service that honours the Brave-Hearted dDaring Everything to Win Win for No Losers.
Definitely not any sort of AI Great Game Play for the Faint Hearted and Lily Livered and Liveried, methinks. It is far too complicated and much too important a Program for that and those, methinks.
Posted by Agent Weebley on 10/13/11 10:32 PM
My Mum is doing fine now . . thanks for asking. Her Vertigo is Vertigone, and all us kids helped her move a couple of weeks ago, saving her $5000 in moving expenses . . . to a 1000 sq ft ground floor apartment, which is much easier on her than all those stairs in her 2000 sq ft narrow townhouse.
Spongesquare Bobpants is kinda funny, but I'm so glad you like Star Trek, as one of my favourite posts on my site was a trip to the Gamma Fallopia Star System with Captain Kirk.
I hope you enjoy it:
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Posted by Bluebird on 10/13/11 09:45 PM
Yes, he has a great sense of humour. But he does not know Star Trek. (Now THAT I did like.) He will not hardly progress above Spongebob Squarepants. Ugh! (Down Syndrome)
Is your Mum doing okay?
Posted by CorkyAgain on 10/13/11 08:13 PM
"How do you explain the forensic evidence regarding Faul? Ignore it? Explain it away? Unless this article we referred to is false, there is specific, scientific evidence that there were two Pauls."
Where can we see this "evidence"? All I see here are some excerpts from a Wired article that say what kind of evidence it was and what conclusions a couple of researchers have drawn from it. But I don't see the actual measurements that allegedly support their conclusions. What we're being shown here isn't forensic evidence, it's merely a forensic *opinion*.
Posted by Agent Weebley on 10/13/11 07:27 PM
Every time I see your name up here, I think of you and your son. My thoughts are with you two.
Does he have a good sense of humour? And does he like Star Trek (the original series?)
Posted by freedon on 10/13/11 06:21 PM
You guys have got to stop hanging out with LaRouche socialist a--holes. The Beatles were successful in every marketplace they went to: concerts, record sales, books, movies and long after they had dissolved, entire festivals of tribute bands.
They were quite libertarian as one can easily see with "Taxman". and they were also anti-communist as can be seen with "Revolution" (If you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow").
John Lennon was also for peace and knew about the ruling class and told people what he thought of them. In fact, they were the first openly political popular rock group.
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How do you explain the forensic evidence regarding Faul? Ignore it? Explain it away? Unless this article we referred to is false, there is specific, scientific evidence that there were two Pauls.
It may be incorrect evidence, but there it stands. We offend you by mentioning it? And, surprisingly, this is something LaRouch has written about extensively? We didn't know. Are you sure?
Finally, when the elites decide to promote someone, like perhaps an Assange, they can make that person famous seemingly at will. Assange today is one of the most famous people on the planet. And for what? You may believe Assange is deserving of his fame and fortune. We are not so sure. And we are not so sure about the Beatles. Sorry.
Posted by Bluebird on 10/13/11 06:16 PM
Hi Weebley. No, I said I was never a Beatles fan-any of them. I did not choose my handle because of the song of that name. I chose it because I enjoy birds and bluebirds stand for happiness, which is sometimes as elusive as the birds themselves. :-)
Thanks for asking. My son is not well. After 2&1/2 years of chemotherapy, he is not much better than before. They say his bloodwork "looks good", but I see on the results abnormal size and shapes of blood cells are still lurking. He has another year to go of therapy, if his little 70 pound body does not succumb to the chemo itself, which is looking like a possibility.
Posted by Agent Weebley on 10/13/11 05:59 PM
I remember you saying you never did like Paul McCartney. All because of your "Bluebird" handle. Funny, eh?
How is your son doing?
Posted by Bluebird on 10/13/11 03:30 PM
Who says they are great works? Are they, just because they have an award? Go to a children's book selection and pick out the ones with the little gold circle "award" (I won't mention the name of the award) on the front cover and read those books for yourself. I have read many to my children and always end up scratching my head and wondering why is this so great? Much better books have no award. These awards have become a useless joke. They promote what the elite want promoted, not what is actually good.
Posted by memehunter on 10/13/11 03:29 PM
"Who wrote the books, then? Somebody did the work. The idea that one could casually commission a "great work" seems a dreadfully reductive response to history at best."
Yes, but by promoting certain authors (giving them Nobel prizes) and ignoring others, the elites are influencing the public into thinking that these authors are geniuses (whether it is true or not). Perhaps many other great books or authors that were equally deserving of a Nobel Prize have fallen into relative obscurity.
I think that the term "unnatural selection" is indeed appropriate here.
Posted by memehunter on 10/13/11 03:08 PM
At the time we related the following: "Who actually wrote the Beatles music? The person who actually wrote all the Beatles songs was Theodor Adorno, a music professor from Frankfurt University. And none of the songs were original, Adorno, a genius on the subject of theoretical music cleverly adapted well-known classical partitures, to create the Beatles songs."
I am still skeptical about this one bit, although I find the rest very plausible. This is actually one "pet research project" that I would like to explore one day - in theory it would be possible to see if this is true, but it would take a fair amount of musicological research and I doubt that established musicologists would want to spend too much time on that...
Posted by fabien_hug on 10/13/11 02:57 PM
I can't stand the Beatles but to link the teeth of PMC to a global conspiracy to destroy the Western society is a bit, well, far fetched. Every Sunday morning in the LA FM radio scene, it's Beatles day. They are the new church. What a freaking boring world.
Posted by jellyman on 10/13/11 02:17 PM
What a load of utter bunk.
Posted by rossbcan on 10/13/11 02:06 PM
no conflict. DB was speaking of "unnatural selection", a key component of "directed history".
A free market is "free choice". A regulated market is "directed choice".
Posted by asparagui on 10/13/11 01:38 PM
I guess I can follow the construct that the Beatles were a created phenomena, hyped. But to claim they are entirely fabricated seems to go a bridge too far. Where does the DB draw the line? The other day, you were suggesting the Nobel writers of the past century were all propped up by external forces. Who wrote the books, then? Somebody did the work. The idea that one could casually commission a "great work" seems a dreadfully reductive response to history at best.
If we go too far down this rabbit hole, I come to the conclusion that the DB is agitprop secretly financed by gnome kings far beneath the ground. There is no way you can disprove this, for the record, because the elves have produced and given it to you.
Posted by rossbcan on 10/13/11 01:10 PM
DB: "Growing Problem of Elite Credibility" conflate "elephant in the room"
The biggest problem that elites and their pawns (virtually all of our social / economic institutions) is that they are intellectually inbred heirs to great wealth and power, predators, without a clue that, when you go beyond the tipping point of affecting ability to survive of the majority, they are forced to drop their petty differences, pay attention, seriously THINK and form common interest with others who want to survive.
Couple this with the internet and ability to analyze past actions and access first hand reports of events, contrary to MSM spin and, you have increasing "cognitive dissonance" (distrust) and, when intelligence (by survival threats), "gets real", it can only arrive at the truth:
Elites are predators and, "we, the serfs", prey:
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... a fact which, once proven, affects EVERYTHING.