The media reporting of the Riots in England this week made me feel like the world was drowning in negativity. Like a drowning woman I found myself searching for something to cling to.
Everytime I picked up a paper, or tuned into the news on TV and Radio, I kept hearing the words
“All we are saying is GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”
in my head.
There are many You Tube tributes to this powerful song.
This is my favourite.
If, like me, you want some more of John Lennon’s Wit, Wisdom and Inspiration,
please take a look at the John Lennon – Wikiquote page.
One of my favourites is below:-
It was just a gradual development over the years.
Last year was “All You Need Is Love.” This year it’s “Give Peace a Chance.”
Remember love. The only hope for any of us is peace.
Violence begets violence. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together.
You’re all geniuses and you’re all beautiful.
You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are.
You are what you are.
Get out there and get peace.
Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you’ll get it as soon as you
John Lennon to the press on July 1969 after the release of the Plastic Ono Band’s single “Give Peace a Chance” (as quoted in The Beatles: An Oral History by David Pritchard and Alan Lysaght (1998). New York: Hyperion. ISBN: 0786864362. OCLC: 39093547. p. 285.)
You say you want a revolution,
Well, you know, we all want to change the world…
But when you talk about destruction,
Don’t you know that you can count me out.