April 1, 2021
This week’s blog asks, “Were John Lennon and Paul McCartney prophets?”
I’m thinking specifically of “Nowhere Man,” which appeared on one of my favorite Beatle’s albums, Magical Mystery Tour. The lyrics, it seems, are especially pertinent to the circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment. My lawyer tells me I cannot reproduce them here without risking a lawsuit from Yoko, so I will merely point out that the Nowhere Man lives in an eponymous land making frivolous plans that no one understands. The Nowhere Man has no point of view that he can coherently articulate which is consistent with the fact that he knows not where he is going, which is nowhere.
Lennon and McCartney were obviously experiencing prophetic visions of year 2021. What other explanation can there be? Can you say Joey O’Biden? I mean, when his eyes are wide open, he’s asleep at the wheel! You can hear him snoring even when he’s talking! O’Biden puts himself to sleep, which is an accomplishment mastered by only one other person since the dawn of time: Jimmy Carter.
But seriously! What were people thinking when they voted for him? Can they explain it or do they simply answer the question, “What were you thinking when you voted for O’Biden?” by saying deeply profound things like “I just thought it was time for a change.”? Or, how about, “O’Biden is more concerned about the environment.”? Really? The guy is actually concerned about something and can articulate it?
I’ll tell you what I was thinking when I voted for Trump. I was thinking he makes me laugh. I was thinking how much I’d love to sit and chat with him about the purpose of us being here on planet Earth. I was thinking of what an interesting person he obviously is, not to mention very intelligent, which, apparently, only very intelligent people are able to grasp. That was a joke, but not really.
But I was also thinking that the guy did what no president has done in my lifetime, except maybe Truman and Eisenhower. He did or made a valiant attempt to do exactly what he said he was going to do! He started serious construction on the Wall. He reinvigorated American industry. He balanced our trade agreements. He brought about sentencing reform. He called out the fake news media. He rebuilt a shattered economy. He was the president of all the people! I love him!
What has Biden ever done but enrich himself and his family at the expense of the American taxpayer? Answer, nothing. Leopards do not change their spots, people, and the Nowhere Man is not going to suddenly find his way.
Copyright 2021, John K. Rosemond