John Lennon Was Assassinated 35 Years Ago Today
By Mark R. Elsis
(Copyright 2015, Mark R. Elsis – All Rights Reserved)
<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>
“If the masses started to accept UFOs, it would profoundly affect their attitude towards life, politics, everything. It would threaten the status quo. Whenever people come to realize that there are larger considerations than their own petty lives, they are ripe to make radical changes on a personal level, which would eventually lead to a political revolution in society as a whole.”
John Lennon was the greatest singer songwriter and the most influential political artist of the 20th century. Lennon was assassinated on Monday, December 8, 1980. I am writing a new article that is filled with questions (to get people to think) about his assassination. When finished, it will be published on: -> December81980.com & here on UFO Digest.
Please note that I will be a guest on Spingola Speaks with Deanna Spingola this Friday evening, December 11, 2015, from 7 pm till 9 pm (est). I will be talking about December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor) and December 8, 1980 (The date of the assassination of John Lennon).
I will also be a guest on The Opperman Report with Ed Opperman (pretaped Thursday) to be aired this Friday, December 11, 2015, from 8 pm till 10 pm (est). I will be talking about December 8, 1980 (The assassination of John Lennon).
“I am going into an unknown future, but I’m still all here, and still while there’s life, there’s hope.”
John Lennon, December 8, 1980
In mid November of 1980, I told all my close friends John Lennon was about to be assassinated. I told them that the powers that be were going to blame a lone deranged crazy fan, and that this person would never have a trial. I don’t know how I knew all of this.
Editor’s note: -> As Thomas Campbell stated in the 1781, “Coming events cast their shadows before them.”
This terrible event, yet another act of global terrorism based around assassination of another kind of “world leader” (like those of JFK, MLK, RFK and the atempt on Ronald Reagons life just 4 mohnths later) was also forshadowed in Woody Allen’s film “Stardust Memories” wherein the “hero” (Woody Allen) is killed by a loving fan right after having an encounter with extraterrestrials in a forest. The ETs tell Woody: “We love your films … especially the earlier funny ones.”
It is not uncommon for intelligence agencies to prepare the public for such public executions with “public premonitions” presented as entertainment. Another case in point, was the preparation of the public psyche for the JFK Assassination by promoting the book and movie called “The Manchurian Candidate” the year that JFK was killed. <See editor’s postscript below>.
I was driving my taxi in Manhattan on that beautifully warm evening of December 8, 1980. I was listening to Vin Scelsa on WNEW 102.7 FM, when just before 11 p.m., he announced that John Lennon had been shot, and then a few minutes later, crying, he announced the death of John Lennon.
When this horrible news broke, I was with a passenger in my taxi. I drove her home and immediately went to the Dakota. I stayed there for the next nine hours. These nine hours changed my life. I swore on John Lennon’s blood that I would do everything I possibly could to enlighten humanity and make our world better for future generations.
…And everyday for the last thirty-five years, I have been doing this.
Mark R. Elsis
In memoriam John Lennon
December 8th, 2015
“It matters not
Who you love
Where you lovec
When you love
Strawberry Fields (Documentary)
Keeping The Spirit Of John Lennon Alive
Producer and Director: Mark R. Elsis
Strawberry Fields (Trailer with over 400,000 views)
Featuring: Crying For John Lennon by Hargo
Produced for me by Phil Spector and Graham Ward
Strawberry Fields (Assassination Sequence with over 40,000 views)
Featuring: Ode To John Lennon by Patrick Lloyd Hulme
My website for John is still ranked third in Google…
This Website Is Dedicated To The Greatest Singer Songwriter
And The Most Influential Political Artist Of The 20th Century
Who Authorized The Assassination Of John Lennon?
(Update: I am now almost positive Chapman did not do it)
by Mark R. Elsis
A short piece I wrote two years ago…
John Lennon Was Assassinated 33 Years Ago Today (Videos and Text)
by Mark R. Elsis
John Winston Lennon
Family History and Early Years
John Lennon Day
John and Yoko
John Lennon and The Beatles
Playlist compiled by Mark R. Elsis
Poem To John Lennon — December 8, 2000
“We’ve got this gift of love,
but love is like a precious plant.
You can’t just accept it and leave it
in the cupboard or just think
it’s going to get on by itself.
You’ve got to keep watering it.
You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
“If world peace is not a reality when we die, then we’ll be back. . . until it is!”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality.”
“You’re all beautiful and you’re all geniuses.”
“When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.”
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
“There are no problems only solutions”
“I’ve had enough of watching scenes of schizophrenic – ego – centric – paranoic – prima – donnas. All i want is the truth. Just give me some truth.”
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved.
So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.
It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.
Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right.
It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
“A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.”
“Count your age by friends, not years.
Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.” — John Lennon
“Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders….You have to do it yourself. That’s what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be. There’s nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you.” — John Lennon
“I think all our society is run by insane people for insane objectives… I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal means. If anybody can put on paper what our government and the American government and the Russian… Chinese… what they are actually trying to do, and what they think they’re doing, I’d be very pleased to know what they think they’re doing. I think they’re all insane. But I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.” — John Lennon
On November 4, 1963 the Beatles performed at the Royal Variety Performance in London attended by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. And the Fab Four’s arrival drew more attention than the arrival of the Royal Family. The Beatles, who were seventh on the bill of 19 acts, wowed the upscale crowd with “She Loves You,” “Till There Was You,” “From Me To You” and “Twist and Shout.” Prior to ripping into a rousing rendition of their closing rocker, John Lennon said, “For our last number I’d like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.” John had intended to drop the f-bomb right before the word “jewelry,” but Paul McCartney and the group’s nervous manager Brian Epstein talked him out of it. Odds are, however, the crowd would have simply been charmed.
Twist and Shout (Live)
by John Lennon and The Beatles
Twist and Shout (November 4, 1963, during The Royal Variety Show at Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
“Yes, I am,” when asked if he was John Lennon.
The Last Words Of John Lennon
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Postscript on “The Manchurian Candidate”
By Robert D. Morningstar
The Manchurian Candidate
& “Publicized Premonitions”
I was 15 years old when I saw ‘The Manchurian Candidate” for the first time in general release theaters during the spring and summer of 1963. I saw the film twice that year, and at least a score more times since then. I have now studied this film and another Frank Sinatra film (“Suddenly”) for more than half a century.
The 1962 film, “The Manchurian Candidate,” featured an all-star cast, headed by Frank Sinatra, Angela Landsbury, Henry De Silva, Janet Leigh, & James Gregory. But playing the lead role and the part of a US Marine turned assassin via Communist mind control, a most unusual and, to American audiences, a lesser known actor, Laurence Harvey, cast in the role of Sgt. Raymond Shaw (USMC), a cold-blooded killer under control of a pro-Communist handler, in this case, his mother, played by Angela Landsbury, in her Academy Award-wnning role.
From the very first time that I saw the film, as great as it was, I experienced a sense of “cognitive dissonance” while watching the film each and every time , and this consternation was caused by what I saw as a tragic flaw in the casting of an actor, whom at that time I thought of as pure “Englishman,” to play “Raymond Shaw,” a former American US Marine as the programmed killer and “lone assassin.” Moreover, the actor never attempts to modify his perfect English accent to sound more “American.” In fact, until a few years ago, I recall thinking each and every time that I saw the film:
“How odd! … Strange, Why, in heaven’s name, would director John Frankenheimer cast an Englishman in the role of a former American Marine to play the assassin?”
With thousands of very qualified American-born actors fitted for the role, the casting of Englishman Laurence Harvey in the title role made no sense to me at all. That is, it made no sense to me at all until 1996 when, in the midst of my investigation of the assassination of JFK, as the saying goes:
“The scales were stripped from my eyes.”
In 1996, while deep into my investigation of the JFK affair, I decided to revisit the 4 best assassination films ever made. These include the 2 Frank Sinatra films already mentioned above, as well as, “The Day of the Jackal,” which recounts the failed attempt made on the life of Charles DeGaulle in 1961-62, and “Behold a Pale Horse,” which starred Gregory Peck in the role of a Basque separatist.
It was during that period of investigation that I experienced a real shock to my senses and came to a deeper understanding of the extensive role played by the CIA’s MK-Ultra program, before the JFK asssassination, in preparing the American and world public for the upcoming assassination of President Kennedy, and the acceptance of the “Lone Gunman Scenario” in the aftermath of his murder, a murder most foul.
The shock to my senses was quite profound and it came as I was viewing the titles and credits and I realized exactly why a Lithuanian-born “English actor” in the lead role. Reader, take note that Lithuania was under Soviet rule in 1962, which would lend a strange air of “Russian-ness-under-the-skin” to this very talented actor’s mystique.
Imagine my surprise and amazement when my mind’s eyes suddenly stripped away key letters from the credits as they appeared on the television screen, and I realized that embedded within the actor’s name and well-camouflaged within it was the name of President Kennedy’s future assassion, as shown below:
Within which name another, a subliminally embedded name, can be read (but only when deciphered):
LaurEncE Harvey = LEE Harvey
The Manchurian Candidate
L_E_E Harvey, USMC
An American hero who died for his country
<PostScript by Robert D. Morningstar>