(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
John Lennon . . .
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.
Politicians don’t tell us the truth, the conventions are meaningless, the political system is rigged, the government, the economy, and the media are controlled by uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites. They have immense power and material wealth, they all have a very high opinion of themselves, but one artist with a conscience and the truth is worth more to humanity than every politician, banker, and businessman who ever lived.
John Lennon had a conscience, he told the truth, about himself, about society, about politics, about what matters and what doesn’t.
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear.
We have to shine on, no matter what. We have to shine on because the night has come and the land is dark. We have to stand by each other, we have to pick each other up when we fall. That’s not socialism, it’s not Marxism, it’s not entitlement fever, it’s why we’re here. Making money isn’t what life’s about, seeking power over others isn’t what life’s about, helping each other is what life’s about.
People say progressive websites have no influence, Republicans ridicule us and Democrats ignore us, but we’re pushing the barriers, we’re planting seeds, we’re mind guerrillas, chanting the mantra Peace on Earth. We’re going to keep doing that, because love is the answer, and we know that for sure.
The Republicans have had their convention, the Democrats are having theirs. Well this is John Lennon’s convention, it’s the Give Peace a Chance convention, it’s the Power To the People convention. It’s not being held in a building somewhere, it’s not surrounded by security barricades and police with clubs, it won’t be over in three days, it will shine on in space and in time, long after Romney and Obama and all the other corrupt politicians of corporate capitalism’s final freak show are gone.