– This is It Army Pic

40. (Dec 10) TII Army pic:

TNZ Comments:

  • “What with the thisisalsoit redirect today? MJ’s army? Not of war but of peace?”- Not war,but LOVE:) “Mind Games”, John Lennon
  • “I know you’ve heard it before”

Lyrics to Mind Games – John Lennon

We’re playing those mind games together,
Pushing barriers, planting seeds,
Playing the mind guerilla,
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth,
We all been playing mind games forever,
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil.
Doing the mind guerilla,
Some call it the search for the grail,
Love is the answer and you know that for sure,
Love is flower you got to let it, you got to let it grow,
So keep on playing those mind games together,
Faith in the future outta the now,
You just can’t beat on those mind guerillas,
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind,
Yeah we’re playing those mind games forever,
Projecting our images in space and in time,
Yes is the answer and you know that for sure,
Yes is the surrender you got to let it, you got to let it go,
So keep on playing those mind games together,
Doing the ritual dance inn the sun,
Millions of mind guerrillas,
Putting their soul power to the karmic wheel,
Keep on playing those mind games forever,
Raising the spirit of peace and love, not war,
(I want you to make love, not war, I know you’ve heard it before)

Info on the song:

The title track (with its “love is the answer” refrain and call to “make love not war”) was begun during the BeatlesLet It Be sessions, and was Lennon’s latest in a succession of songs for the good of humanity (“Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine” being its predecessors). “Mind Games” subsequently became a Top 20 US hit and an enduring Lennon favourite.

And what came out of the Mind Games era:

Nutopia: The Country of Peace

On April Fool’s Day 1973, John and Yoko introduced the conceptual country of Nutopia at a press conference in New York City. The Lennons were ambassadors of the country and sought (creatively, though unsuccessfully) diplomatic immunity to end Lennon’s ongoing immigration troubles, as he and Ono tried to remain in the United States. (Ono already had a Resident Alien “green card” through her previous husband, Tony Cox. Lennon had been denied permanent residence status.) John talked about the imaginary country, which would live up to the ideals of his song “Imagine”, saying this in the “official” declaration:

We announce the birth of a conceptual country, NUTOPIA. Citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of NUTOPIA. NUTOPIA has no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people. NUTOPIA has no laws other than cosmic. All people of NUTOPIA are ambassadors of the country. As two ambassadors of NUTOPIA, we ask for diplomatic immunity and recognition in the United Nations of our country and its people.[1]

The flag of Nutopia has only one colour: white. Some criticised this association with surrender, but Lennon and Ono defended that association, saying that only through surrender and compromise can peace be achieved. U2 later adopted the Nutopian flag as a part of their live performance of the political songs from their third album, War, an example of this can be seen on the video version of U2’s live album Under a Blood Red Sky, during the famous performance of their song “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, which, interestingly, shares the same title as a song from Lennon’s album Some Time in New York City.

The seal of Nutopia is a picture of the marine animal of the same name, a seal.

A plaque engraved with the words “NUTOPIAN EMBASSY” was duly installed at their home at the Dakota. Yoko remarked that guests in her home prefer walking through that door instead of the front entrance, saying the kitchen door is the new front door.

In 2006, a Nutopia website was created that forwards to a site about the documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon, distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment.

Do you think MJ will create not only an army but a virtual country to band us all together?  A Neverland of sorts?  A country with no name?  J


~ by lilwendy on December 10, 2009.

2 Responses to “ – This is It Army Pic”

  1. It is my prayer that such a concept becomes our reality. I believe thoughts indeed become things. We have so little time and we must reclaim and undo the horrors of our past. We must collectively lower the pain bodies of this Earth and raise the conscience levels that will facilitate thought into action and action into the resolution. No one is coming from the sky to fix this for us. Not even MJ. We are the change! Our thoughts and actions are the shifts!

    • Retraction::: “No one is coming from the sky…” Please disregard this portion of my post.

      A familiar country of peace was shown to me in meditation and I boldly stand corrected in truth.

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