Well look who took Churchill to heart about being a liberal at 40 (emphasis is mine)....
John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death - according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant.
Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self....
"He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he'd been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy's naivete."
More at The Toronto Sun
We have seen for a generation or so the product of what kind of leadership the narcissism of the 60's can produce...a lot of hippies never found their brain. Lennon's story is only shocking because of the icon he has become to the left. The saying attributed to Winston Churchill...
"If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain."
...has so much traction because it's so true.
You have to wonder what the heck happened to make the guy who wrote "Imagine" lose his imagination, the most important ingredient needed to fall for liberal arguments, to say nothing of that song.
"Naivete" is the key word in all of this. Imagination covers over reason and allows you to accept whatever you want to believe, liberals proceed to act on their imagination with near reckless abandon for how the world really works.
This is why I really really REALLY wish my modest proposal to build a real life Matrix for anyone left of center shouldn't go unheeded. It wouldn't be hard to figure out who belongs there, at 18 everyone takes a test with questions like:
"What's a four-letter profanity for money"
If your answer is "what?"...CONGRATULATIONS! You answered the question correctly and get to live in the real world.
If your answer is "capitalism"...CONGRATULATIONS! You answered the question correctly and get to spend a lifetime in the Matrix trying to bend "reality" to your liberal will.
I'm telling you, this is a great idea. Liberals get the control they've always wanted, and conservatives get the freedom mankind has always deserved.
You know, I've had a funny feeling for a while about this for a while, but he was killed a week before I was born. I'm not a big believer of reincarnation, but it may finally explain why I've always had the hots for Yoko Ono.