John e Yoko fariam hoje 41 anos de casamento. No seu site, Yoko pôs o áudio e o texto da entrevista que eles deram poucos dias depois, durante a lua de mel em Amsterdam, quando fizeram o famoso e polêmico protesto pela paz.
“We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married that we would dedicate it to peace. And during that period, because we are what we are, it evolved that somehow we ended up being responsible to produce peace.”
(John Lennon, Rolling Stone interview 1971)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono: ‘Amsterdam’ from ‘Wedding Album’
John: What we’re really doing is sending out a message to the world, mainly to the youth, especially the youth or anybody really that’s interested in protesting for peace, or protesting against any forms of violence and we say everybody’s getting a bit heavy or bit intellectual about it. Everybody’s talking about peace, but nobody’s doing anything about it, except for a few people, and the things like the Grosvenor Square marches in London. The end product of it was just newspaper stories about riots and fighting. And we did the bed event in Amsterdam and the Bag Piece in Vienna just to give people an idea, that there’s many ways of protest and this is one of them. And anybody could grow their hair for peace or give up a week of their holiday for peace or sit in a bag for peace, protest against peace anyway, but peacefully. Because we think that peace is only got by peaceful methods and that to fight the establishment with their own weapons is no good, because they always win and they’d been winning for thousands of years. They know how to play the game ‘violence’ and it’s easier for them when they can recognise you and shoot you. They don’t know how to handle humour, and peaceful humour. And that’s our message really.
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