if you want to take this somewhere where i get more than 200 words to respond, and where garnering likes on your posts aren’t part of the equation, i am more than happy to oblige!
my ask box has been open the whole motherfucking time, dude
it’s like talking to a brick wall of willful ignorance
i cannot fucking deal with john lennon fans. the moment they try to defend the dude’s physical abuse is the moment i realize i’m talking into a void
is that a response out of frustration, or?
From John by Cynthia Lennon:
One night we were at a party and John went mad when someone told him Stuart and I were dancing together. As soon as I saw the look on John’s face we stopped and, as so often before, I reassured him that it was him I loved. He seemed to accept it. But the next day at college he followed me to the girls’ loos in the basement. When I came out he was waiting, with a dark look on his face. Before I could speak he raised his arm and hit me across the face, knocking my head into the pipes that ran down the wall behind me. Without a word he walked away, leaving me dazed, shaky and with a very sore head.
i mean, look, i couldn’t care less what you really think about a dead musician. just trying to offer an educated opinion, not to fight. but if the object is just to repost comments that agree with you instead of discuss, then here i stop!
just before that bit in the interview, he mentions mccartney “sabotaging” his songs and that long and winding road was paul’s last “gasp” (that is, had no creative juice left.) so you be the judge about how truthful his words are.
if you’re not going to trust john’s own admissions then please trust the accounts of his victims
one, for example:
this is going to sound like blind idolization but the man was the most unreliable narrator. this entire interview is steeped in utter self-loathing, guilt, and regret. i’m not saying he was virtuous - his emotional abuse is well-documented.
what the fuck, dude
I don’t understand how anyone can deny that Lennon abused Yoko Ono physically and emotionally. He’d cheat on her at public parties, come the fuck on priestly and do your own research.
he’s never been accused of domestic violence, except when he was. in books, interviews, etc
music lyrics are lyrics. they are not literal, and lennon in particular was very free with his usage of language to convey intense emotional turmoil. he has never been accused of physically abusing any partners. look it up before making broad claims.
It is a diary form of writing. All that “I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved” was me. I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically — any woman. I was a hitter. I couldn’t express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women. That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace. Everything’s the opposite. But I sincerely believe in love and peace. I am not violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. I will have to be a lot older before I can face in public how I treated women as a youngster.