JOHN LENNON and THE CIA STORY

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“He was a counter-cultural revolutionary and the government takes that shit really seriously historically…he was dangerous to the government…These pacifist revolutionaries are historically killed by the government and anybody who thinks that Mark Chapman was just some crazy guy who killed my dad for his personal interests is insane, I think, or very naïve, or hasn’t thought about it clearly.  It was in the best interests of the United States to have my dad killed, definitely.  And, you know, that worked against them, to be honest, because once he died his powers grew.  So, I mean, f**k them.  They didn’t get what they wanted.”
John’s son, Sean Lennon
1998
Interview

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“I’ve never voted…although I could have voted for the last ten years.”
John Lennon

“The trouble with government as it is, is that it doesn’t represent the people.  It controls them.”
John Lennon

The Beatles 1st Ed Sullivan Performance

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John Lennon was the composer, songwriter, social conscience and quick witted voice behind the 1960’s rock and roll band, The Beatles.  With the Beatles, he helped form the most creative and successful songwriting partnership in musical history with Paul McCartney.  After the band’s breakup in 1970, John and his second wife, Yoko Ono, carried on intertwined solo careers.  Lennon strove to break trends and taboos, and to be ruthlessly, publicly honest.  He also wasn’t afraid to go up against the government.  When he was murdered on December 8, 1980, he and Yoko seemed to be on the verge of heading in a more optimistic direction.

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I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

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John Lennon
Gimme Some Truth lyrics

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Lennon and Yoko moved to theDakota apartment building in New York City, in August of 1971 and four months later released “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”  That same month, White Panther leader and counter-culture spokesman John Sinclair was sitting in a New York jail, having been busted for possession of marijuana and subsequently framed as a drug dealer.  Sinclair had served 2 years of his 10-year sentence when John Lennon agreed to headline a benefit concert for peace in his name.  Within three days of the concert, John Sinclair walked free, an event noticed by then-FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, as well as the CIA.  From that day on Lennon was a marked man.

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The new year saw the Richard Nixon Administration take what it called a “strategic counter-measure” against Lennon’s anti-war propaganda, spending the next four years watching his every move while they tried desperately to deport him.  The CIA began driving Lennon so crazy, he started doing things out of his norm.  One night he got so heavily intoxicated, he caused a scandal by having sex with a female guest in the next room from Yoko.  Embroiled in a continuing legal battle with the immigration authorities, Lennon was denied permanent residency. The reason for his denial was because of a 1968 marijuana possession charge. Yoko was so angry with John’s betrayal, she would never forgive him and this led to a temporary split.  Lennon would call this 18-month period apart, his “lost weekend.”

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