by Jessica Lapidos on
Today, October 9th marks the day John Lennon came into existence, 72 years ago. On pop notes, Lennon’s name landed firmly in our vernacular with The Beatles, and as he evolved, aligning himself with love, he began to work for world peace with Yoko Ono in his NY years. Now his second son Sean Lennon, who is also celebrating a birthday today, is carrying on earth-changing movements with his mother Yoko. John was an antiestablishment, pro-humanity-minded artist, so, we’re sure the success of Sean’s and enviro-political Rolling Stone piece and organization against fracking would do John proud. Also, find out how Lady Gaga is supporting the cause with Yoko Ono today.
In 1972, John and Yoko announced to the world that “War Is Over, If You Want It,” through giant posters, little individual window posters, a bed-in and countless other efforts. John wanted people to understand their own power. That the government can only control them so long as they allow it. That the powers that run the world are maniacs! Now the maniacs of the world want to drill into our natural resources to obtain natural gas, by means of a method that could contaminate the drinking water of New York City. If Governor Cuomo allows fracking (or Hydraulic Fracturing), then when you turn on your faucet, fire could erupt from the spout, not water.
That’s why Sean and Yoko Ono Lennon felt strongly enough to step in and stop the dangerous practice of fracking. They started Artists Against Fracking in July and have since gained the support of Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, The Strokes and Sir Paul McCartney, to name a few.
Fortunately for us, it’s a momentary WIN for the anti-frackers! Because the movement demanded they do further studies on the results of fracking on public health, Governor Cuomo did not allow the pro-fracking bill to pass.
Lady Gaga is discussing the issue with Yoko Ono today in Reykjavik, Iceland as she is presented the LennonOno Grant For Peace award.
Oh yeah, we’re a fashion website. Enough about earth-saving environmental initiatives. Let’s take a moment to remember John Lennon and his sartorial choices in rarely seen photos. And remember, you dress for the job you want. If you want to change the world for the better, start by presenting yourself in a way that makes our planet a more beautiful place.