Quote 14 – John Lennon – Insane people

Quote 14 – John Lennon – Insane people


‘Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.’

I’ve always believed that. Most people do not want to even contemplate or discuss it.

They like to label people as ‘left wing’ or ‘insane’ or ‘nutty’. But they are part of a mad machine, run by greedy, self-centred madmen, that is destroying the world.

So who’s mad?

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“God” – John Lennon

So sad to listen to John these days. The dream is over.  I think this was one of his very best.

All you can be is yourself! Be the best self you can be!

Back in the sixties we thought we were building a new world of love and peace, liberal values, equality, freedom and an end to capitalism and the warmongering and environmental destruction that goes with it.

We now live in the world of Trump and Brexit.  It was an idealistic dream. The dreamweaver is dead.

We need a new dreamweaver!

“God” – John Lennon

God is a Concept by which we measure our pain
I’ll say it again
God is a Concept by which we measure our pain

I don’t believe in magic
I don’t believe in I-ching
I don’t believe in Bible
I don’t believe in Tarot
I don’t believe in Hitler
I don’t believe in Jesus
I don’t believe in Kennedy
I don’t believe in Buddha
I don’t believe in Mantra
I don’t believe in Gita
I don’t believe in Yoga
I don’t believe in Kings
I don’t believe in Elvis
I don’t believe in Zimmerman
I don’t believe in Beatles

I just believe in me, Yoko and me, and that’s reality

The dream is over
What can I say?
The dream is over
I was the dreamweaver
But now I’m reborn
I was the walrus
But now I’m John
And so, dear friends,
You’ll just have to carry on
The dream is over

John Lennon – Imagine – Lyrics about antitheism and anti-nationalism.

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John Lennon was a visionary.

I’ve heard lots of people covering this song and I don’t think half of them understand what it was saying.

It was talking about there being no god – religion is phoney – about the need to do away with countries and start thinking globally; about doing away with the greed and selfishness of possessions. It was about sharing, caring and loving. It was radical, revolutionary and brilliant.

The only trouble with it is that it has become so common-place that nobody listens to what it is really saying anymore.


Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

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

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one