On December 8, 1980 Mark David Chapman took an incredible artist from his adoring fans, an incredible activist from the plea for world peace, a voice for his generation, a father from his children Julian and Sean, and a husband from his wife Yoko Ono.
In my humble opinion, no generation has hed a better spokesman than John Lennon.
And Mark David Chapman took him from us.
It is only fair that his life be taken from him, in return.
I’m happy to say that today, we got a little closer to accomplishing that goal.
Today, Chapman was denied parole for the 7th time. He is not eligible for another parole hearing until August 2014 and Beatles and Lennon fans such as myself from all over the world are already praying that that parole board is as unsympathetic to Chapman’s so called “good behavior” as today’s was.
Perhaps as a lifelong Beatles fan, my opinion in this matter is a little biased. Under normal circumstances, I believe in 2nd chances. But these are not normal circumstances.
A true giant of an artist was taken from us by a midget of a human being.
And for what?
A chance to get famous?
To get his name in the papers?
Well congrats, Mr. Chapman. Today you got your name in the papers yet again. And I hope you continue to get the exact same headline you got today every two years until you are no longer here, and the world no longer has to think about you anymore.
“Catcher in the Rye” must’ve gotten pretty fucking old by now, huh asshole?