Quote of the Day — John Lennon

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

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    "The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight. Because once they've got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't knowhow to handle is non-violence and humor."
    — John Lennon

    1. Marie Flint profile image82
      Marie Flintposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      What a dear man. Yet, there is a certain security in knowing buses will be on time, your favorite restaurant or theater will be open, and there is someone with whom to speak who has a certain expertise or experience with what you know little. So, establishment is useful to this extent.

      Violence is for hornets, and they are best to be avoided.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Yes. Lennon is a dear man. Security is important. It's when our leaders make decisions that erode our security that away, it's unbearable.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Wonderful God!?

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
        Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        The establishment is not God but our government for the people.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Kenna, while is there a department of violence or none violence to teach the people violence or none violence?

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
            Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Should the government be responsible for morality?

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
              Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Kenna, they is a ministry or department of religious affairs in every government. That is they responsibility. Even the police learned as they are will pull a beard to pin down a person and beat him to death. Kenna, have you easily forgotten last week's Friday riot? What is the cause? I think the govenment agent pull a beard! Lol!

    3. Philip Agutu profile image84
      Philip Agutuposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Very true. Can't handle this.
      https://i.imgur.com/7S8Is2e.jpg lol

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I am at a loss!

        1. Philip Agutu profile image84
          Philip Agutuposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          "The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor."

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Philip, naked, bare body, legs astride, high heels, being a middle age, or a  lady. Porno? That's not my sense of humor.

  2. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 13 months ago

    There are a few bad apples in every bunch.  There are only a few bad ones among the police.  I have known very good policemen who are willing to lay down their lives to protect us.  For example 9/11 policemen were the first in the towers to try to rescue people.  The media is just too eager to publicize the few bad ones in order to promote their liberal agenda.

  3. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 13 months ago

    Morality and religion is a private affair.  The government should not try to regulate it.  I am a committed christian who believes God created the world.  Yet I will not try to legislate away the rights of the atheist or wicka or muslims because I know that in order for me to have my freedoms, others freedoms must be protected too.  I do not like how christinaity  is limited in schools yet atheism and recently muslims have been promoted.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. There is a reason for the separation of Church and State.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Kenna. I agreed with you completely. Nonetheless, christians have been known to clash with others. In other words morality is at a cross road, right? Should the government or establishment look the other way? I am afraid not.

  4. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 13 months ago

    I think in todays world John Lennon is wrong.  The liberal establishment will scare you to death to keep you passive and controlled, such as COVID19, shutting down peoples businesses and threatening to ruin them, and then hauling you off to court when you try to open your business in order to keep your means of a living you have put years of hard work into from being destroyed.  Other such things have happened recently and over the last few months.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, it happen every where.

  5. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 13 months ago

    With COVID19 millions of deaths in the US were predicted, and there have been less than a quarter million.  A big depression was predicted, but instead there have been an increase of jobs by 250 million.  For the last 3 months we have been warned to carefully social distance to keep from spreading COVID.  Now people are being encouraged to to rub shoulders in protest marches.  I guess a COVID19 death doesnt count in Black Lives Matter.

    1. Dolores Monet profile image98
      Dolores Monetposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Doneta, if the country had not closed down, if people had not stayed home, don't you think there would have been more than the current 115,000 deaths?

  6. Philip Agutu profile image84
    Philip Agutuposted 13 months ago

    I just meant the jailers are puzzled about how to handle the situation. If it were violence, it would've been different. Just that. Sorry if the creativity of the prisoners is not your sense of humor. To me it is. smile

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Philip, I took a look at the carton again. Could I sensed that as funny? Whose the guy halo(ing) out his heart he he he! ha ha ha! I am not impressed. Every one opinion matter. Dude, you're okay, and I'm okay.

  7. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 13 months ago

    I do not think the government should look the other way when anyone violently clashes.  And as far as I am concerned, christians violently clashing is definitely non-christian.  It goes against the character of God as revealed in the Bible.  I know it has happened many times in history, but as far as I am concerned it is a terrible shame and does not reveal who God is.  And by the way, so-called-Christianity is not the only religion guilty of violence.  Many other religions are also.

  8. Miebakagh57 profile image52
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    Doneta, I agreed with you. So the establishment can exercise some control. If that is not the case, anarchy is the result. Penple agreed together to form government and to stop that evil. So if government encourage that, it should go, right?

  9. Doneta Wrate profile image87
    Doneta Wrateposted 13 months ago

    In florida and arizona which have opened up, the Covid case rate is shooting up again.  what are we going to do?  we cannot stay shut long term or else we will become a third world country. Plus staying home long term drives many people nuts.  We were not made for that. The medical people do know a lot more about it now and know how to deal with it better.  That is the advantage of shutting down short term.  we are better prepared to face it.  But we are still facing a pendemic.  But  I have heard on the news that the case rate and death rate has been inflated by many.  This is a very complicated issue.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I would check those stats because of the media and spin and spin. What are they basing their stats from? Are they adding on to the overall cases or starting anew? Most reports for the media is adding on to the total cases and not starting anew.  So, spin and spin.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        This is helpful. And wishing you the best. Take care.

 
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