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Re: John Lennon
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2291  Monday, 10 December 2000

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Friday, 08 Dec 2000 08:53:06 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 11.2270 Re: John Lennon

[2]     From:   Stephanie Hughes <
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        Date:   Saturday, 09 Dec 2000 11:45:34 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2270 Re: John Lennon

[3]     From:   Richard Regan <
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        Date:   Sunday, 10 Dec 2000 23:07:46 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2270 Re: John Lennon


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Friday, 08 Dec 2000 08:53:06 -0800
Subject: Re: John Lennon
Comment:        SHK 11.2270 Re: John Lennon

T. Hawkes wrote:

> Mari Bonomi assures us that 'Mike certainly does not advocate stifling
> healthy debate.'  Could this be a reference to the same Mike Jensen who
> used to thunder 'Let us continue to band together to teach Mr. Hawkes
> civility.  If he will not learn it, I hope he will be banned from this
> list'?

Yes it was, and I have learned my lesson.  I was wrong.  I've been
hoping Terry would learn his lesson.  Not yet, I'm afraid.

Mike Jensen

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From:           Stephanie Hughes <
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Date:           Saturday, 09 Dec 2000 11:45:34 +0000
Subject: 11.2270 Re: John Lennon
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2270 Re: John Lennon


> "Imagine there's no heaven" is bound to alienate millions of believers
> and "Imagine no possessions" is hypocrisy coming from a fabulously rich
> pop star.

Tch tch. Mingy quibbles.

When John said "imagine there's no heaven" he was telling his audience
not to postpone working to make life better for everyone, but to get
busy and do it now. He may have made a lot of money, but he was born and
raised poor, which gave him insights into the corrupting nature of
wealth that only the poor can understand. He was the closest we'll
probably get in our own time to the phenomenon of a great prophet using
the power of the English language to awaken his audience to the eternal
truths, much like the man whose work we study. While he lived we loved
his songs despite the fact that we didn't understand his behavior, and
now that he's gone we rejoice to honor him on the day he left us. God
bless you, John, wherever you are, and thanks for all you gave us. How
much more drab and dull our lives would have been, would be now in fact,
without you.

Stephanie Hughes

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From:           Richard Regan <
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Date:           Sunday, 10 Dec 2000 23:07:46 EST
Subject: 11.2270 Re: John Lennon
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2270 Re: John Lennon

Take it off line.
 

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