Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Beatles on Politics and the Vietnam War

Why are you disinterested in politics?

LENNON: "We're not. We just think politicians are disinteresting."

What do you think of the Vietnam war?

LENNON: "We think of it every day. We don't like it. We don't agree with it. We think it's wrong. But there is not much we can do about it. All we can do is say we don't like it."

What is your opinion of Americans who go to Canada to avoid the draft?

LENNON: "We're not allowed opinions."

McCARTNEY: "Anyone who feels that fighting is wrong has the right not to go in the army."

LENNON: "We all just don't agree with war. There's no need for anyone to kill for any reason."

HARRISON: "'Thou shalt not kill' means that--not, 'Amend section A.' There's no reason whatsoever. No one can force you to kill anyone if you don't want to."


Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of the Beatles, it is nice to see what they think.

Peace to all

Anonymous said...

Lennon was the one in the whole group who was the one known as the most political member of them all.