"Imagine there's no liberals...it's easy if you try..."
The big story today (just to prove how lean things are) is that John Lennon was showing conservative leanings before his death. This according to the rock star's last personal assistant, Fred Seaman.
From the article:
"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 says."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."
Now this could just be John Lennon "taking a piss" as the Brits say. (As in, "Just kidding.") Or Lennon suddenly came to the realization: "Holy shit! I have a lot of money. I better start supporting people who are going to let me keep some of it. Goddammit, now how do I disavow all that shit I wrote in Imagine?"
Yoko Ono has not been reached yet for a screeching comment.