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Who would Lennon bomb?

Monday, May 28th, 2007 at 10:10 pm Written by:

I remember the spray-painted message that appeared on the concrete underpass when I was twelve. It said:

Lennon lives

The lead singer of the Beatles had died the night before in New York.

It’s now 2007. I live in Liverpool. Things have moved on.

The Reagan presidency has been and gone.

Two men from Nixon’s White House, Rumsfeld and Cheney, have started a war for oil which is still going on.

Global warming is presently the greatest threat known to humanity.

It’s caused by burning fossil fuels.

Everybody knows this.

There is nothing innocent about our age.

John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, came to town last Friday to inaugurate of the first daily flight from Liverpool to New York.

For the bargain price of £159 you too could fly from John Lennon Airport to JFK in under eight hours while releasing one tonne of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

“The millions of people who already use JFK will get used to seeing the name Liverpool John Lennon on the destination board, and that alone will attract attention.”

“Above us only sky.”

John F Kennedy was the American president who sent helicopters into Vietnam to put down the insurgency in 1963.

Symbols matter only so far as they sell the product.

She came to Liverpool to promote something she knows causes irreparable damage to the atmosphere in the name of a singer who was once anti-war.

She ought to have called that aircraft

“Borrowed time.”

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