posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:37 AM
I like that he said, "We're all Hitler inside. We're all Christ inside." I say this because, despite my love of his music, message, and philosophy
- which I do believe he genuinely believed in - all was not rosy peace and love on his part.
By all accounts he had a very bad temper, and wasn't the best of fathers to Julian to say the least. Everyone in the Beatles had enormous egos, which
was ultimately what split them up. People can blame Yoko Ono, or this or that, but at the end of the day it was their egos. (Although George Harrison
seems to have suffered least from that universal human affliction among them.)
With that said, I still believe he truly believed in the philosophy of nonviolence and love he preached. I just think he was a complex person, as are
we all, neither a saint nor a monster. And certainly not the demigod some see him as. As he acknowledged himself here, "We're all Hitler inside.
We're all Christ inside" to varying degrees. His positive influence on the world, I would like to believe, was immense and lasting.