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Miss you John

It was 24 years ago today...
Remembering another fallen working class hero. Power to the People Right On!
Imagine! 08.Dec.2004 10:20

gk

John Lennon! I visited Strawberry Fields while in NYC last year. It's a lovely area. All I am saying is give peace a chance.

title of comment 08.Dec.2004 10:24

author of comment

working class?

Just Give Me The Truth 08.Dec.2004 11:35

Another fan

No one in the music world today even comes close to John Lennons message to the world except perhaps Bono and most people marginalize him. We all miss you John.

war is over if you want it... 08.Dec.2004 12:59

peace rebel girl

i was just talking with a friend about this day being the anniversary of lennon's death and saying what an amazing group of guys the beatles were. brilliant really.

Right on! 08.Dec.2004 13:19

Joe

John Lennon is my favorite musician! I listen to him every day.

Did you see the list that KINK made? John Lennon and the Beattles won top honors.

 http://kink.fm/index.php/weblog/more/35_most_influential_artists_of_the_past_35_years

Joe
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RawPortland
 http://www.rawportland.org

Lots of others carrying on legacy 08.Dec.2004 13:52

Shrex

'No one in the music world today even comes close to John Lennons message to the world except perhaps Bono'

There are lots of people delivering messages at least as powerfully if not more powerfully than John Lennon. Check out Michael Franti and Spearhed,  http://spearheadvibrations.com John Lennon's messages seem like bubble gum in comparison but he was pioneering ground for others to follow. Following allows one to build on others efforts and John Lennon is a true musical hero but don't dwell in the past too much when there's music spreading a much more pointed message out there being made right now.

Shrex

chapman-hinckley connection 08.Dec.2004 14:33

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from davidcogswell.com

December 8 is the anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, which came right after the election of Ronald Reagan, before his inauguration and before the Iranians completed their arrangement to release the US hostages in perfectly stage-managed coordination with Ronald Reagan's inauguration.

There is a great deal of political significance to the death of Lennon as well, though little of it ever surfaced in the mass culture. After the killer, Mark David Chapman, plead guilty, little more was heard about it. But Chapman had a large amount of money that was not consistent with the story of him being a loser security guard. In the days preceding the killing he traveled to Hawaii, Chicago, sold some art from his collection. The security guard world traveler art collector was an incongruous combination of attributes.

When Chapman killed Lennon, he dropped into a military stance and pumped several bullets into Lennon. He was trained. He had been in the Middle East, involved in an organization called World Vision, which was headed by John Hinckley Sr., family friend of the Bushes and father of the attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan.

This was all examined thoroughly in a book called Who Killed John Lennon?, which is now out of print, but may be available as a used book. It's much creepier than I imagined for years after it happened, but for today, let's just remember the good times and give peace a chance.

***Mark David Chapman (as well as John Hinckley Jr.) worked for World Vision, a right wing evangelical organization, active in third world countries. John Hinckley Sr. was president of World Vision, which has deep ties to the intelligence community and has assisted the CIA in many of its projects. Its largest contributor is the U.S. State Department Agency for International Development.***

i never knew 08.Dec.2004 20:01

strawberry fields forever

thanks for the info on lennon; it was an assasination by the gov't. but then, of course.

"World Vision" prominent in Catholic/CIA/MKULTRA links 09.Dec.2004 03:51

MKULTRA watch

WORLD VISION MENTIONED IN THESE LINKS:

1.

Confessions of a WHITE HOUSE SEX SLAVE, '81-'88 [CIA/DIA MKULTRA trauma mind control]
author: Cathy O'Brien
selections:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/02/280183.shtml

On August 3rd, 1977 the 95th U.S. Congress opened hearings into the reported abuses concerning the CIA's TOP SECRET mind control research program code named MK-Ultra. On February 8th, 1988, a top-level MK-Ultra victim, Cathy O'Brien, was covertly rescued from her mind control enslavement by Intelligence insider Mark Phillips. Their seven year pursuit of Justice was stopped FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. TRANCE Formation of America exposes the truth behind this covert government program and its ultimate goal: psychological control of a nation.

TRANCE Formation of America is the first documented autobiography of a victim of government mind control. Cathy O'Brien is [one of] the only vocal and recovered survivor of the Central Intelligence Agency's MK-Ultra Project Monarch operation. Tracing her path from child pornography and recruitment into the program to serving as a top-level intelligence agent and White House sex slave, TRANCE Formation of America is a definitive eye-witness account of government corruption that implicates some of the most prominent figures in U.S. politics.

 http://www.trance-formation.com/
selections:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/02/280183.shtml

2.

Title: Haiti's US/Vatican eugenic depopulation tests: poisoned communion wafers/water
Author: Cathy O'Brien
Date: 2004.02.25 05:26
Description: 1980S: U.S. CIA ATTEMPTS TO MINIMIZE TOURISM BEFORE TESTING ITS JESUIT CATHOLIC ADMINISTERED PLAGE OF TAINTED WAFEERS AND HOLY WATER: Haiti's US/Vatican eugenic depop. tests: congrats you are in the "need to know" basis now. How do you like it?
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/02/281386.shtml

Multnomah County Library has "Who Killed John Lennon" 09.Dec.2004 12:31

reader

The Multnomah County Library has "Who Killed John Lennon". I just reserved a copy of the book.

Here's their search page:

 http://ipac.multcolib.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=#focus#focus

john lennon mind controlled slave 06.Apr.2005 08:58

guess who

It must be mentioned that John Lennon was a victim of mind control via the Tavistock Institute. British Intelligence used him to influence the youth of America. Yoko Ono was probably his "handler". Once he had accomplished his "mission" and became of little use to British and American Intelligence agencies, they took him out with a mind controlled assasin Mark Chapman. Another reason for rubbing him out is that he probably started to remember the abuse he endured, and being as influential as he was, people would probably believe him if he went public about trauma based mind control. Also keep in mind that although MKUltra was officially ended in the 70s, it still continues today, probably under a different name.