Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Lennon: Musician & Activist for Non-Violence

I don't believe in violent revolution. Yoko stated it very well which is: 'Violent revolutionaries are playing the same establishment game.' - John Lennon

"The militant revolutionaries, ask them to show you one revolution that turned out to be what it promised militantly. Lets take Russia, France anywhere that had it. What they do is smash the place down and they build it up again. The people who build it up hang on to it then they become the establishment. Now you guys are going to be the establishment in a few years. Its not worth knocking it down cause its convenient to have the rooms and the machinery." - John Lennon

"The thing is to protest but protest non-violently because violence begets violence. You know if you run around wild you get smacked that's it. Its the law of the universe. they've got all the weapons and got all the money and they know how to fight violence because they've been doing it for thousands of years suppressing us. The only thing they don't know about is nonviolence and humor." - John Lennon

"There’s nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you." - John Lennon

Video play list of John Lennon's music, life and times.

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