Monday, June 27, 2005

John Lennon on third-world aid

Some very prescient comments by the late John Lennon to Playboy Magazine in 1980, courtesty of Cosh.

Lennon had it spot on. He supports his favourite causes by giving 10 per cent of his own income to charity. What a concept!

Lennon: Where do people get off saying the Beatles should give $200,000,000 to South America? You know, America has poured billions into places like that. It doesn't mean a damn thing. After they've eaten that meal, then what? It lasts for only a day. After the $200,000,000 is gone, then what? It goes round and round in circles. You can pour money in forever. After Peru, then Harlem, then Britain. There is no one concert. We would have to dedicate the rest of our lives to one world concert tour, and I'm not ready for it. Not in this lifetime, anyway.

1 comment:

Civitatensis said...

I suppose that what is true is true, even in the mouth of a communist dreaming of no property and no religion.

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