Imagine if the World had Actually Changed

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

John Lennon

John Lennon was and is to this day a great artist for many reasons, he promoted world peace and love, his birthday would have been today (9th of October) he would have been 79.

At school we were allowed to do projects on famous people we respected, mine was on John Lennon’s death. It would be 38 years ago on the 8th of December this year when Mark David Chapman opened fire and shot 5 bullets fatally wounding John, it was the end of an era, the world was devastated.

Mark David Chapman was a dangerous man, his wide knew of his plan and his obsession and yet did nothing, complicit in an unnecessary murder and yet never charged. Marks biggest issue with John was that he preached peace and love but still had millions in the bank. Personally im not sure how having millions in the bank has to do with ones ability to preach peace and love. Sure you could argue that Money makes everything easier but I don’t think you love any less whether you are rich or poor.

His connection to the Catcher in the Rye highlights his mental health issues and his desire to be the 17 year old protagonist are a clear sign that he was unstable. Mark Chapman clearly wanted to address his displeasure with the world but the book has no murder in it, he had taken it one step further. The book itself has been linked to three murders, which in my personal opinion is a shame, as that is not what the book is about, it could be argued as a coming of age book and a teenager’s disgust with the world.

If Mark Chapman hadn’t killed John Lennon on that fateful day, how different would the world be now? Yoko Ono remains artistic and known for her peace activism but in my opinion does not have the same influence as John had or ever will despite his death.

As he said if its not OK it’s not the end, but when will the end come?

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