John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means
By John W. Whitehead - December 08, 2017

“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969)

Militant nonviolent resistance works.

Peaceful, prolonged protests work.

Mass movements with huge numbers of participants work.

Yes, America, it is possible to use occupations and civil disobedience to oppose government policies, counter injustice and bring about change outside the confines of the ballot box.

It has been done before. It can be done again.

For example, in May of 1932, more than 43,000 people, dubbed the Bonus Army—World War I veterans and their families—marched on Washington. Out of work, destitute and with families to feed, more than 10,000 veterans set up tent cities in the nation’s capital and refused to leave until the government agreed to pay the bonuses they had been promised as a reward for their services.

The Senate voted against paying them immediately, but the protesters didn’t budge. Congress adjourned for the summer, and still the protesters remained encamped. Finally, on July 28, under orders from President Herbert Hoover, the military descended with tanks and cavalry and drove the protesters out, setting their makeshift camps on fire. Still, the protesters returned the following year, and eventually their efforts not only succeeded in securing payment of the bonuses but contributed to the passage of the G.I. Bill of Rights.

Similarly, the Civil Rights Movement mobilized hundreds of thousands of people to strike at the core of an unjust and discriminatory society. Likewise, while the 1960s anti-war movement began with a few thousand perceived radicals, it ended with hundreds of thousands of protesters, spanning all walks of life, demanding the end of American military aggression abroad.

This kind of “power to the people” activism—grassroots, populist and potent—is exactly the brand of civic engagement John Lennon advocated throughout his career as a musician and anti-war activist.

It’s been 37 years since Lennon was gunned down by an assassin’s bullet on December 8, 1980, but his legacy and the lessons he imparted in his music and his activism have not diminished over the years.

All of the many complaints we have about government today—surveillance, corruption, harassment, political persecution, spying, overcriminalization, etc.—were used against Lennon. But that didn’t deter him. In fact, it formed the basis of his call for social justice, peace and a populist revolution.

Little wonder, then, that the U.S. government saw him as enemy number one.

Because he never refrained from speaking truth to power, Lennon became a prime example of the lengths to which the U.S. government will go to persecute those who dare to challenge its authority.

Lennon was the subject of a four-year campaign of surveillance and harassment by the U.S. government (spearheaded by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover), in an attempt by President Richard Nixon to have him “neutralized” and deported. As Adam Cohen of the New York Times points out, “The F.B.I.’s surveillance of Lennon is a reminder of how easily domestic spying can become unmoored from any legitimate law enforcement purpose. What is more surprising, and ultimately more unsettling, is the degree to which the surveillance turns out to have been intertwined with electoral politics.”

Years after Lennon’s assassination, it would be revealed that the FBI had collected 281 pages of surveillance files on him. As the New York Times notes, “Critics of today’s domestic surveillance object largely on privacy grounds. They have focused far less on how easily government surveillance can become an instrument for the people in power to try to hold on to power. ‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon’ … is the story not only of one man being harassed, but of a democracy being undermined.”

Such government-directed harassment was nothing new.

The FBI has had a long history of persecuting, prosecuting and generally harassing activists, politicians, and cultural figures, most notably among the latter such celebrated names as folk singer Pete Seeger, painter Pablo Picasso, comic actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin, comedian Lenny Bruce and poet Allen Ginsberg. Among those most closely watched by the FBI was Martin Luther King Jr., a man labeled by the FBI as “the most dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country.”

In Lennon’s case, the ex-Beatle had learned early on that rock music could serve a political end by proclaiming a radical message. More importantly, Lennon saw that his music could mobilize the public and help to bring about change.

For instance, in 1971 at a concert in Ann Arbor, Mich., Lennon took to the stage and in his usual confrontational style belted out “John Sinclair,” a song he had written about a man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing two marijuana cigarettes. Within days of Lennon’s call for action, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered Sinclair released.

While Lennon believed in the power of the people, he also understood the danger of a power-hungry government. “The trouble with government as it is, is that it doesn’t represent the people,” observed Lennon. “It controls them.”

By March 1971, when his “Power to the People” single was released, it was clear where Lennon stood. Having moved to New York City that same year, Lennon was ready to participate in political activism against the U. S. government, the “monster” that was financing the war in Vietnam.

The release of Lennon’s Sometime in New York City album, which contained a radical anti-government message in virtually every song and depicted President Richard Nixon and Chinese Chairman Mao Tse-tung dancing together nude on the cover, only fanned the flames of the government agents who had already targeted Lennon.

However, the official U.S. war against Lennon began in earnest in 1972 after rumors surfaced that Lennon planned to embark on a U.S. concert tour that would combine rock music with antiwar organizing and voter registration. Nixon, fearing Lennon’s influence on about 11 million new voters (1972 was the first year that 18-year-olds could vote), had the ex-Beatle served with deportation orders “in an effort to silence him as a voice of the peace movement.”

As Lennon’s FBI file shows, memos and reports about the FBI’s surveillance of the anti-war activist had been flying back and forth between Hoover, the Nixon White House, various senators, the FBI and the U.S. Immigration Office.

Nixon’s pursuit of Lennon was relentless and misplaced.

Despite the fact that Lennon was not plotting to bring down the Nixon Administration, as the government feared, the government persisted in its efforts to have him deported. Equally determined to resist, Lennon dug in and fought back. Every time he was ordered out of the country, his lawyers delayed the process by filing an appeal.

Finally, in 1976, Lennon won the battle to stay in the country and by 1980, he had re-emerged with a new album and plans to become politically active again. The old radical was back and ready to cause trouble.

Unfortunately, Lennon’s time as a troublemaker was short-lived.

Mark David Chapman was waiting in the shadows on Dec. 8, 1980, just as Lennon was returning to his New York apartment building. Ironically, Lennon had signed an autograph for Chapman earlier that evening outside his apartment building.

As Lennon stepped outside the car to greet the fans congregating outside, Chapman, in an eerie echo of the FBI’s moniker for Lennon, called out, “Mr. Lennon!”

Lennon turned and was met with a barrage of gunfire as Chapman—dropping into a two-handed combat stance—emptied his .38-caliber pistol and pumped four hollow-point bullets into his back and left arm. Lennon stumbled, staggered forward and, with blood pouring from his mouth and chest, collapsed to the ground.

John Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Much like Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Robert Kennedy and others who have died attempting to challenge the powers-that-be, Lennon had finally been “neutralized.”

Still, you can’t murder a movement with a bullet and a madman: Lennon’s legacy lives on in his words, his music and his efforts to speak truth to power.

As Yoko Ono shared in a 2014 letter to the parole board tasked with determining whether Chapman should be released: “A man of humble origin, [John Lennon] brought light and hope to the whole world with his words and music. He tried to be a good power for the world, and he was. He gave encouragement, inspiration and dreams to people regardless of their race, creed and gender.”

Lennon’s work to change the world for the better is far from done.

Peace remains out of reach. Activists and whistleblowers continue to be prosecuted for challenging the government’s authority. Militarism is on the rise, all the while the governmental war machine continues to wreak havoc on innocent lives.

For those of us who joined with John Lennon to imagine a world of peace, it’s getting harder to reconcile that dream with the reality of the American police state. And as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, those who do dare to speak up are labeled dissidents, troublemakers, terrorists, lunatics, or mentally ill and tagged for surveillance, censorship or, worse, involuntary detention. And it only seems to be getting worse.

As Lennon shared in a 1968 interview:

I think all our society is run by insane people for insane objectives… I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal means. If anybody can put on paper what our government and the American government and the Russian… Chinese… what they are actually trying to do, and what they think they’re doing, I’d be very pleased to know what they think they’re doing. I think they’re all insane. But I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.”

So what’s the answer?

Lennon had a multitude of suggestions.

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

“Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders….You have to do it yourself.”

“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”

“Say you want a revolution / We better get on right away / Well you get on your feet / And out on the street / Singing power to the people.”

“If you want peace, you won’t get it with violence.”

Indeed, a revolution of any substance will not come about by way of violence. Government forces are armed to the hilt and waiting for that eventuality.

Fighting the evil of the American police state can only come about by way of conscious thoughts that are put into action. As Lennon sings in “Happy Xmas,” “War is over, if you want it.”

Do you want an end to war? Then stop supporting the government’s military campaigns. Do you want government violence against the citizenry to end? Then demand that your local police de-militarize. Do you want a restoration of your freedoms? You’ll have to get the government to recognize that “we the people”  are the masters in this relationship and government employees are our public servants.

The choice is ours.

The power (if we want it), as Lennon recognized, is in our hands.

“The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people,” concluded Lennon. “The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government.”

For the moment, the choice is still ours: slavery or freedom, war or peace, death or life.

The point at which we have no choice is the point at which the monsters—the maniacs, the powers-that-be, the Deep State—win.

As Lennon warned, “You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.”

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  • Ephraiyim

    Thank you for expressing so succinctly just how we the people should and are able to take back what has been stolen.
    One caveat is that ultimately peace will only be finally achieved when The King Himself returns to take back what the enemy stole, once for all, from mankind in that garden long ago.

  • CCblogging

    In the area that I live in, there are constant intrusive roadblocks. They get you for a tag light, check your ins, check your registration and shine their damn lights all through your car and into your eyes. 2 beers can get you a DUI. It is all about fleecing the public and funding the Police State that is controlled by the Deep State. The Police are the enforcers of the Deep State. The America today is so different than the America of the 50’s & 60’s that I grew up in. Many of the cops today are younger, more aggressive and arrogant with a bully’s mentality. I miss the old school cops…..

    • Col. E. H. R. Green

      Missing any government employee, even those who behaved more “respectfully” towards civilians in those days, is a mistake.

      Remember that every individual has the power of volition, the ability to choose to work in the private sector, or for a government.

      Those who choose to work for government at any level, in any capacity, are sociopaths and psychopaths, of differing degrees of intensity, who seek to bully, rule, aggress against, and treat people as if they were their slaves, and a government job provides them with the legal and socially accepted means by which they can achieve that goal and legally get away with it. They seek not to protect people’s legitimate individual rights, but to violate those rights, and control people.

      The worst of them rise to the top, like turds in fresh or salty water, and wreak the most havoc and inflict the most injustices.

      • CCblogging

        Good post Col. I should have said that I miss the respect showed by authorities back in the day. The younger cops in my county are macho mentality and quick to pull their guns when pulling a gun is not needed. As I said, the police are the enforcers of the Deep State. Manners matter not, when a cop is trampling on your constitutional rights.

  • James Higginbotham


    • Nobody

      We are ruled by unlawful thugs. So much for that. Still waiting for the real men to show up.

      • Paul_Morphy

        Which Hoover was the worst?
        Was it Herbert or J. Edgar?

        • Col. E. H. R. Green

          They differed merely in degree, not in kind, for they were both cut from the same statist cloth.

          The only difference between them is superficial, in that Edgar was a closet transvestite, whereas Herbert was not (as far as I know).

        • James Higginbotham


      • James Higginbotham

        we will when the president needs us.

        • mrpoohead

          Ha, ha, ha!

        • Nobody

          Why do you need the president to “need us”? We are already less than slaves to criminals. Innocent people falsely imprisoned, property unlawful stolen, murdered all need us and we do NOTHING.

          The president is not upholding the law – bill of rights all being violated, Article 1 Section 10 tender laws violated, mass aerosol spraying of toxic heavy metals destroying health, soil, water, food that is an act of war -treason by defense and cia conrractors as well as factions of US miltary. Why is the ‘president’ not sending delta force into those companies to shut down, arrest, kill the perpetraitors? Why is the ‘president’ not sending USAF after the spray planes to ground them or blast them out of the sky? Why are wr not forming our own militias to do it?

          Wake up dude, we are already under attack.

          • James Higginbotham

            no need to go off on me DUDE, your talking to the CHOIR HERE, I’ve been fighting those SOB’S FOR YEARS.
            we just are WAITING for the SHOOTING PART of the ongoing Revolution we’ve been in for years now.

          • Nothingtoseehere

            Lavoy Finicum is dead because the shooting already started by FBI. Waco kids were burned alive, run over with tanks, gassed, and shot because the FBI started the shooting. Ruby Ridge, 9/11, OKC all shootings/bombings started by FBI and deep state.

            Don’t mean to pick on you. I just want to get started now. We are over the cliff. Everyone of us needs to change the conversation to tactical strategy but liberty sites (or disqus) won’t even let that conversation happen . DB and others seem to be bad guys not about liberty because tactics are off the table for discussion in comments.

  • Don Duncan

    As long as I live, I have choice. Surrender to authoritarianism requires my consent. I refuse, I resist, I am not detered by physical violations, in fact they strengthen my resolve. Physical threats are always present, always a reminder of the moral bankrupsy of the statists.

    I see self-slavery all around me. I see self-censorship. I see fear of sovereignty. I see dependency. That is more frightening than the state. That is the foundation of it. That is the root of the superstition that cripples humanity. And it is born of an immature political mindset along with fear of self analysis. This undermines self-esteem and self-confidence. It is not healthy for anyone or any society.

    That’s why I speak out. I am not untouched by my society, my culture, the inhumanity in my species. I want to help all, one by one, to overcome self-denial, self-sacrifice, so they may be true to themselves.

  • davidnrobyn

    I think the Beatles’ epiphany about the nature of the government came just before they released the single, “Taxman”:

    “Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me,
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    And you’re working for no one but me”

    This was written around 1964 protesting the confiscatory tax rate of 95% on those in the highest tax bracket, which the Beatles were in. The lefties would dearly like a 95% rate on the wealthy to this very day.

    The antiwar left of the ’60s and ’70s had a lot of good things to say, but they were unable to awaken the majority of the American people, IMHO, because of their advocacy of socialism as the fix. Wrong solution. This was the spawning ground for the leftist establishment we have today. The establishment is still evil.

    The lefties are deluded in thinking that if THEY can be the ones in control, everything will be fine. Well, they’ve succeeded in getting control, and everything’s not fine. Now they think that if they can just completely stamp out and snuff out their opposition, everything will be fine. I have a prediction…

    • RED

      I also thought of the “tax man”…and your subsequent thoughts parallel my own!

      I have also heard that toward the “end”, John Lennon regretted his song “Imagine” and his former Socialist positions, and he had become a closet Republican who was a fan or Reagan (much to the chagrin of Yoko). The foregoing according to a Fred Seaman and others.

      Good post!

      • Col. E. H. R. Green

        John Lennon….had become a closet Republican who was a fan or Reagan…”

        To speak and sing against expressions of statism, then to support a statist and his party (Republicans are statists who lean towards the right, i.e. fascists) is hypocritical. Hardly intellectual/philosophical progress.

        • RED

          You are highly presumptuous and uninformed!
          Tyrannical government Fascism comes from the LEFT!

        • Number 6

          You cant be a dictator ie a statist, without seizing control of the means of production, seizing control of the means of production is “Socialism”

          Tax is effectively seizing control of part of the means of production the part that matters human toil, Tax is Slavery ! Both parties engage in Taxation, there is very little difference between the two in this regard 5 percent here 5 percent there, the middle rate always stays the same. The right are nothing more than crypto marxists playing the bad guy and showing us all how evil keeping our own money is.

    • Number 6

      I hate to bring up the numbers again, but the numbers in that song coupled with the tax rate stands out like a sore thumb to me, obviously you have “Theres one for you, nineteen for me” 1-19 like the infamous 911 that they are determined we remember as a number, not the name of the event. The titanic disaster isn’t remembered as 415 is it, you have to ask yourself why did the media chant “Nine eleven” and not “The world trade centre attack”
      Then there’s the tax rate 1 in 19 is 95% summing the letters of the following words using their alphabetic order for example ABC = 1+2+3 = 6

      masters 13+1+19+20+5+18+19 = 95
      slave 19+12+1+22+5 = 59

      The of course 911 on a clock is 5 to 9, working 9 to 5 like a “slave” they’ve coded their little prophesy into everything we do ! Its no secret the Beatles were depicted time and time again on album covers throwing up symbols, and even featuring Aleister Crowley on the Sergeant pepper album cover, The music industry is jewish owned Im guessing the Beatles weren’t as independent as we would like to believe.
      911 is a big part of the insane world we live in today. And Im convinced its a BIG part of the banking religious elites plans to enslave the goy or “Beasts” Thats how the self proclaimed “chosen people” see us, 666 is the number of the beast, its the number of a man, and that man is US !

      • Number 6

        Also One of the Jews favourite numbers is 106 1 is the number of God zeros don’t count 6 is the number of man.

        Prophecy 16+18+15+16+8+5+3+25 = 106
        The Taxman 20+8+5 + 20+1+24+13+1+14 = 106

        Knowing how all their other numbers line up I don’t think thats a coincidence

        Another of their favourite numbers is 239

        Torah = 239 in Jewish gematria
        Semite = 239 In Jewish gematria
        Global Elite = 239 In Jewish gematria
        Golden Gate = 239 in Jewish gematria

        Jews believe their messiah will return through the golden gate to deliver them the Earth after he’s slayed the “Beast” ie the non chosen people of course.

        And I don’t think the following summed using their alphabetic order is a coincidence either.

        No Liberty for the Goy = 239
        Agenda Twenty thirty = 239
        One World Government = 239
        Wolf in sheeps clothing = 239

        Agenda “Twenty Thirty” the UN’s plans for a socialist one world government wolf in sheeps clothing is the logo of the fabian society founders of modern socialism no less

    • Number 6

      Additionally One of the Jews favourite numbers is 106 1 is the number of God zeros don’t count 6 is the number of man.

      Prophecy 16+18+15+16+8+5+3+25 = 106
      The Taxman 20+8+5 + 20+1+24+13+1+14 = 106

      Knowing how all their other numbers line up I don’t think thats a coincidence

      Another of their favourite numbers is 239

      Torah = 239 in Jewish gematria
      Semite = 239 In Jewish gematria
      Global Elite = 239 In Jewish gematria
      Golden Gate = 239 in Jewish gematria

      Jews believe their messiah will return through the golden gate to deliver them the Earth after he’s slayed the “Beast” ie the non chosen people of course.

      And I don’t think the following summed using their alphabetic order is a coincidence either.

      No Liberty for the Goy = 239
      Agenda Twenty thirty = 239
      One World Government = 239
      Wolf in sheeps clothing = 239

      Agenda “Twenty Thirty” the UN’s plans for a socialist one world government wolf in sheeps clothing is the logo of the fabian society founders of modern socialism no less

  • Erik Garcés

    In my continuing quest to avoid the fear control loop that often keeps even the awakened and aware trapped and demoralized, I’m always looking for answers. Ways to help other like minded people.

    Life experience has taught me that there are few human experiences that are new. Aside from technological advances, we’re essentially the same people who walked the streets of Rome or Athens two millennia ago.

    One of the many dirty secrets of the American war in Vietnam is why we lost. Conventional wisdom is a combination of escalating costs and dwindling public support helped push the anti war candidate Richard Nixon into office. His policy of exit with dignity, as the White House called it at the time. And as usual, conventional wisdom is wrong.

    Nixon took office in January of 1969 but US troops remained on the ground for years after. And well past their departure, US aircraft were flying combat missions over Vietnam. Events like the Kent state massacre had motivated the nation into street protests, but this was not new. Indeed, the streets had been in chaos for years
    by that point.

    The 1968 Democrat convention was marred by violence. And it wasn’t only hippies. Conservative groups had mobilized in opposition to the opposition as construction workers and other blue collar types actually battled in the streets with anti war protestors.

    Evidently the great peacemaker Nixon, wasn’t.

    The United States had fought effectively and not lost any significant battles. US military forces utterly controlled the air and sea. The urban landscape as well as much of the South’s pastoral lands were essentially US colonies. The collapse of the Viet Cong as an effective fighting force in 1968 following the failed Tet offensive left the communists poorly organized and militarily insignificant.

    So what the hell happened? But more importantly, how is a 40 year old war relevant to today? You see, the dirty secret is, the US didn’t lose in Vietnam. It simply was forced to quit.

    “How”, you say? By withdrawal of consent of the governed, a concept I keep pushing, this fundamental truth of our existence. Because to me, it’s apparent that it’s the least understood, yet it is the most important.

    US troops were demoralized and increasingly refusing to fight.

    A great many young men at the time avoided the military by finding creative ways around the draft. Consequently the Army was made up primarily of conscripts; people who were coerced into military service with the threat of jail time. And many still chose prison over Vietnam.

    The system called for fixed tours of duty and personnel with little time remaining were difficult to motivate to put their lives and personal safety at risk. As Nixon had promised an end to US involvement, fewer yet saw their sacrifice as necessary any longer. Complicating the matter was that the average soldier felt no loyalty to their officers. As they slept in jungles, the command stayed in air conditioned
    trailers. As they went out to fight and die, officers more often than not
    enjoyed perks and privileges. This only widened the divide.

    Moreover, the animosity between black and white servicemen was greater than ever before. Blacks saw themselves being used as cannon fodder while affluent white men got draft deferments.

    It began as simply avoiding contact with the enemy, then later, actively refusing to fight. Troops in some instances murdering their officers rather than engage in combat. The average life span of a Second Lieutenant in Vietnam was 22 days at one point.The practice became so widespread it even had a name -“fragging”, the act of killing an officer who was seen as too enthusiastic for combat.

    These developments panicked the generals at the Pentagon. After learning of the anti-war movement’s inroads with troops stationed here in the continental US, they made examples of many refuseniks. A quick search of the internet will yield several films made during the period where this is discussed and sourced in great detail. Films which were never aired on American TV and are actively suppressed
    on YouTube today.

    Whole units were refusing to move from their barracks in Vietnam. How does a handful of Military Police deal with 200 heavily armed soldiers who absolutely refuse to fight?

    Accordingly, the US Army of 1972 was a house of cards. The Communist North was aware of this but waited for the US to leave. Wisely fearing that a military defeat of the US on the ground would unleash a massive wave of aerial bombing they could not survive. In the war’s aftermath, it has come out that US aerial bombing had
    ceased just as the North was at it’s breaking point. The leadership in Hanoi could scarcely believe their luck.

    In the end, the Pentagon chiefs conceded Vietnam though never referring to is as a defeat. They were at last forced to accept reality not because they had lost on the battlefield or because of lack of domestic support for the war. They left because had they not, significant numbers of US military personnel were ready walk away;
    orders be damned. This is well sourced from many public quotes of the time. It was excused with the logic that we had more important commitments in Europe that we were risking to the Soviet threat by stretching out the military so thin.

    I raise this, because it is a teachable moment. The parallels to Vietnam and the societal threats we face today are manifold. It is an undeniable and fundamental truth of life that ALL government is by consent of the governed. When enough have had enough, tyranny MUST step back or loose entirely. History is replete with examples;
    you’re just not taught this in the state monopoly schools designed to
    indoctrinate good little state worshiping slaves. Forget the corporate media telling you.

    We can defeat this evil. What we cannot do is repeat the insanity of using the same failed methods which the power structure is best able to deal with. The criminals in government have obviously seen what is coming and are actively preparing for it. They are preparing for you to react exactly as people always have.

    What they cannot resist is you simply refusing to participate. Its what they fear most: like in Vietnam, there is absolutely nothing they can do to stop you.

    Just walk away, withdraw your consent.

  • Nobody

    This is a lie. Civil ‘disobedience’ does not work in the face of murderous criminal psychopaths. This is to pacify you in the face of pure evil.

    We are way beyond the point of being justified to take up arms. People who are effective are murdered then the sheeple go back to sleep. That’s what always happens. We did not make it to the promised land, MLK was murdered and the police warfare stated blazed on hotter than ever. John lennon was murdered and the police state blazed even hotter.

    The founders took up arms and crushed the tyrants but then became tyrants themselves. If we take up arms and crush the tyrants will we become tyrants? I doubt it. Hitler was a tyrant we took up arms and crushed him same if we would sang cumbaya to Hitler what would have happened? If a violent man breaks into your home to rape your wife and murder your kids what is civil disobedience going to do for you? The answer is get your wife raped and you and your children killed. So much for that bs now back to the real world. Death penalty for the tyrants = their injury is removed from your life permanently. Dailybell wants you to be good little sheeple.

  • oblongata

    Working Class Hero
    John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band
    As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
    By giving you no time instead of it all
    Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be
    They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
    They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
    Till you’re so f&cking crazy you can’t follow their rules
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be
    When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
    Then they expect you to pick a career
    When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be
    Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
    And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
    But you’re still f&cking peasants as far as I can see
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be
    There’s room at the top they’re telling you still
    But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
    If you want to be like the folks on the hill
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be
    If you want to be a hero well just follow me
    If you want to be a hero well just follow me

    • max naegele

      all very interesting but one thing is sure one understands why he was at some stage america s most wanted…according 2 the FBI