John Lennons Political Impact

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John Lennon’s political impact The Beatles quickly became the world’s biggest superstars, and that includes not only money and fame, but also great responsibility. If John Lennon said something, millions would listen. He quickly became a loud political voice. But what was he trying to say? Lennon is primarily known for being a peace-activist. When Beatles was ripped apart and he met Yoko Ono, he used a lot of their straight to produce music where he talked about world peace. He marked himself as a big opponent of the Vietnam war. John and Yoko protested against the war by staying in bed for two weeks, and letting the media into their apartment and document it. He also wrote the songs “Give peace a chance” and “Merry Christmas, war is over”. Those became two of the greatest anthems of the anti-Vietnam war-movement. But besides peace, what was the political heritage of John Lennon? He always stroked the world as a radical, it seemed like he was against most of things. Religion for example. Just take a look at his solo-song Imagine: Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. He also said in an interview that all religion is meant to fade away, followed by saying “The Beatles are bigger than Christianity.” Many, especially Americans, turned angry and said this was blasphemy. He didn’t seem to care. At one point, he gave money to a political group called the Trotskjies, a revolutionary communist group, and therefore he was often thought to be a communist. In the next sentence of Imagine, he sings: Imagine there’s no countries, It isn’t hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too, Imagine all the people living life in peace. This may seem a bit like crying for anarchy, and this quote is often used when people are trying to speculate in Lennon’s political views. But I think the most important part

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