John Lennon and Yoko Ono were castigated and ridiculed for their bed-ins, bag-ins, acorns and publicity hype. But I greatly admire them. I think they were greatly misunderstood.
They had more money and fame than they needed. They decided to try to do something positive with their fame. They decided to put all their efforts into stopping the stupid, illegal, cruel war in Vietnam.
They used the power of their fame to draw attention to the war. What could be much better than that?
How rare is it for someone with that wealth, power and influence to attempt to do something positive?
As the medieval fanatics of the Taliban advance into the cities threatening to take over the country and throw everyone back into the stone-age it made me think of this song.
These religious thugs want to force their distorted views on to everyone else. They are ignorant imbeciles who believe in a abhorrent philosophy. Religion is bad enough but this takes it to a different level.
They want to ban music.
They want to destroy art and architecture.
They want to erase history.
But worst of all they want to dominate and completely subjugate half of humanity – women. They want to chain them in the house as slaves. They want to prevent them being educating, working or assuming any position of power. They insist they had to be covered from head to foot in robes and veils. They want them obeying their husbands, churning out babies and doing menial work. They wish to treat women worse than dogs.
If that isn’t worth opposing I don’t know what is.
John Lennon recognised how bad things were for women in the Western world – let alone this barbaric idiocy. He deliberately used the word nigger because of the power that was in it.
Fifty years on woman is still the nigger of the world and in Afghanistan it’s about to get a lot lot worse!
Woman is the nigger of the world Yes, she is, think about it Woman is the nigger of the world Think about it, do something about it