Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Beatles Against Revolution

I posted this video some years back but given the current state of things, it makes sense to post it once again.

Note well the song specifically calls out destruction, minds that hate and Chairman Mao.


 The Beatles also put out an anti-tax song.


Here is the great backstory about the hate George Harrison and the other Beatles had for the extraordinarily high taxes in the UK at the time that caused the Beatles to move to the United States.



  1. Love ya, Robert, but I'm going to have to call out "wishful thinking" on Revolution.

    #1 - Right after Lennon sings "but when you talk about destruction, don't ou know that you can count me out," he then sings, "in." He's said in interviews that he wasn't sure at the time which way he felt.

    #2 - The Chairman Mao line is basically telling his fellow communists not to advertise their agenda. "Don't come out and tell them you're a communist" or "you aint' gonna make it with anyone anyhow."

    Lennon was a communist during the late 60s/early 70s, as confirmed by him setting the Communist Manifesto to music in his classic, "Imagine."

    There is speculation he rejected this later in life, but let's not sugarcoat him. He was a died-in-the-wool commie during this period, probably largely due to Yoko's influence, and he sang in support of just about every aspect of cultural Marxism we're seeing today (radical feminism, worker ownership of the means of production, "revolution," all of it).

    1. My apologies. I forgot to play it backwards while standing on my head.

    2. You don't have to. You just have to take him at his word and not hear what you wish he was saying (I wanted to be John Lennon for the first half of my life - so I know about this!) :D