John Lennon Still Occupies Hearts

Posted December 8, 2011 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

On the 31st anniversary of John Lennon’s death, Yoko Ono suggests that her ex-husband’s spirit is staying busy by guiding the Occupy Wall Street movement.

It’s easy to dismiss Ono because, well, she’s Ono.

But Ono deserves no “oh no” on this one.

She and Lennon paved the way for Occupiers and helped show future generations how to peacefully protest with both conviction and a sense of fun and the absurd.



    Imagine a world living in peace… John did and I tried to channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/12/john-lennon-just-imagine.html

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    #Occupy accomplished as mush as the Lennon’s Bed-In, but had much less popular support.


    I don’t recall Lennon’s bed-in getting much support. I recall how Lennon was mocked and derided by the mainstream for his causes — just like the Occupy protesters are mocked and derided today.

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    A bunch of people sitting around smoking dope and eating acid in a hotel room as some sort of political statement, singing a hackneyed, empty phrase over and over while accomplishing nothing are very likely to be mocked and derided.

    So the song is fits but wouldn’t “Imagine” be more appropriate?

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