I found myself in a bizarro world. John and Yoko dismiss the scare over over-population.
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December 15, 2009
December 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm
My favorite part was at the end:
"I think you're wrong about that."
"Oh, I don't care."
Lennon had some interesting political views, and I seem to recall hearing that he moved a bit more to the center before he was killed.
December 15, 2009 at 6:22 pm
Wait. Patrick agrees with John Lennon? Confused…can't process…head hurts…passing out…goodbye cruel world where up is down…
December 15, 2009 at 7:43 pm
Interesting to hear, but it's important to remember that this was 1972. I can't help but wonder if Lennon, had he lived, would be toeing the Planned Parenthood-Global Warmism line today.
December 15, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Brian P. Craig.
What would John Lennon do?
I think JL would toe-the "rebeL' line and behave as any other typical leftwinger does today.
December 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm
I kinda like how the host didn't agree with the celebrity and actually stated so. Even though I think the host was wrong and had fallen for the myth of overpopulation to actually state an opposing view to a celebrity and be OK with it is so nice to see. *sigh* If only media could do that today.
December 16, 2009 at 3:08 am
Wow, great clip! His views are much different than I would have thought. Thanks for posting this.
December 16, 2009 at 3:21 am
I think the overpopulation myth was actually strongest in the 70's and early 80's. Remember, this was a period when several African (Nigeria/Biafra, Ethiopia, Somalia) and Asian (Cambodia, Bengladesh) went through severe famines; all of which were man-made due to war. But because the geopolitics of the time was so incredibly complicated due to the cold war, it was much easier to point and say, "Look! Starving people! Overpopulation!"
John Lennon was by no means a conservative, but he was absolutely bucking the liberal trend by making that comment at the time. The overpopulation scare was so ingrained that what he said was actually very controversial for that time. It's as if someone said on TV "there is no such thing as global warming".
December 16, 2009 at 8:32 pm
Yoko and John were right! Wow I can't beleive am saing that. And it turns out the population thing did solve itsefl out in the end, with many countries now facing decreasing populations in the Western World.
December 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm
John Lennon bugged the heck out of me, but it's hard to hate the guy. I think he was sincerely trying, even if he was sincerely 180 degrees wrong about so much.
He spotted the absurdity of his own fame fairly early, and he was able to recognize the scent of bullsh*t in relation to the overpopulation myth, so I'm not convinced he would be a tidy and obedient liberal if he were alive today.
December 26, 2009 at 10:48 am
You people won't be calling it a "myth" once the food shortages start in the two years.
(Actually, you probably will: you'll just blame it on something else. Hard-right types are incapable of learning.)
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