Gimme Some Truth

- jim Young

"I've had enough of reading things by neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians." 

- John Lennon

Knowing how much of a Beatle fan I am, my nephew Kory recently sent me a link to a review of a new John Lennon album, Gimme Some Truth. 

Gimme Some Truth is a “Greatest Hits” release of 36 John Lennon songs, selected by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, and remixed by Paul Hicks.

It’s release was timed to coincide with the celebrations of what would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday on October 9th.

When I was listening to the title track Gimme Some Truth, it occurred to me that this song is as relevant today, perhaps even more so, than it was when it was first released on Lennon’s Imagine album almost half a century ago.

“Fake News” has become the battle cry of the opposition while the blatant lies of world leaders has become an accepted norm. 

False information spreads like wildfire through Social Media with the flick of a click, with cries of censorship, dictatorship and loss of inalienable rights when steps are taken to try to combat these lies. 

It seems we have nowhere left to turn to learn the truth.

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