JOHN LENNON was the radical, revolutionary Beatle who made New York his home. And now through his soul mate, wife and lover Yoko Ono, he sends a message of support and “smile” of approval to the Wall Street protesters…

Lennon said living in NYC was the happiest time of his life. The city that never sleeps embraced him and he hugged and loved it back. But it was a long, hard and dangerous fight for him to get the magical Green Card, with dark forces blocking him every step of the way [see the film John Lennon vs The US]. So if anyone knew of the power of the lurking elite, it was John Lennon…

Never one to shy away from the fight for good, and as he was always the first to join in and demonstrate for what he and Yoko believed was right, I had a feeling that had John Lennon been alive today he would have been leading the protesters on Wall Street…

And I felt given the incredible diversity of the Wall Street occupiers, from radicalised youth rising up against futures lost (no pun intended) to the elderly lady who has been knitting on Liberty Plaza for 4 straight days, a call to come together from the couple that galvanized protests for peace, love and good, with the phrase “Power to the People”, would only add to the growing cries to “take back the cities”. For as the great man once said:

I think our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it…

So embracing the power of social media I asked his widow the gorgeous Yoko Ono a question via Twitter. I have followed her sometimes crazy but always thought provoking tweets for a long time, and trust me some of them can seem bizarre, until that is you let her words in, and let your mind accept them and it all becomes clear. They are the words of a modern day philosopher and filled with messages of love, the need to accept and above all to challenge what is accepted…

Each Friday she holds a Q&A and thousands of fans, devotees and the curious tweet her a question in the hope she’ll answer them. This week I tweeted:

do you have plans to visit #occupywallst? I think John would be leading the protest…

A question I felt sure would be ignored given the sheer volume of followers who ask question each and every week, however I felt the growing protest on Wall Street may have awoken her radical side and hoped the soul of John had spoken and urged her to speak out…yoko ono supports occupy wall street

This I felt was something he would have been passionate about and if not leading the march, would have been at Liberty Plaza offering spiritual and practical support. He was, after all, the man who inspired a generation to question the “man” and all he stood for…

We Have To Be Heroes

This weekend saw the Occupy Wall Street movement continue to grow, and no one can quite believe just how quickly the protest has grown, now covering most of the major cities in the states, and as I mentioned in an earlier post ~ across the world…

The scenes of cops beating peaceful protesters are so reminiscent of the bloody battles of bygone eras ~ anti-Vietnam, Kent State, that I just knew Yoko would feel compelled to speak out, to offer support and to let John echo through her. So although a little surprised, I was none the less pleased not only did she answer, but she tweeted part of her answer to the world…

Here’s what Yoko Ono has to say about the Wall Street protest movement:

I am now in London, going from here to several countries before the end of this year. I love ‘Occupy Wall Street’! John is sending his smile to ‘Occupy Wall Street’. I am sending my love to ‘Occupy Wall Street’. We are all working together. You are letting the world know that American activists are doing this. That gives them inspiration and encouragement. That is very important now for the United States and the world. As John said, “One hero cannot do it. Each one of us have to be heroes.” And you are. Thank you…

After the battles of Brooklyn Bridge yesterday where the NYPD herded peaceful protesters into a trap before rounding them up like cattle to the slaughter, I know these words will resonate through the demonstrators. And I hope they will inspire, provoke and strengthen their fight.

This is the people rising up, this is the time to let the world know the elite, the corrupt, the bankers will not win, this is our world, ours and our children’s future, this is the revolution John Lennon would have stood shoulder to shoulder with you all…

I’d like to thank Yoko Ono for taking the time to personally answer my question and wish her peace and love…

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