how he would view the new left wing liberals today? Not everything should be political, but this guy took a stance, and like him or not you most often could at least listen to him as his heart was in the right place. He definitely broadened my musical tastes even though he was before my prime. Though many viewed him as a Communist, I try to not view him that way. Confused, excessively ideal maybe, but not one who wanted to see the harm of any other human being. Intent is everything. Some of the greatest writing in history, "Woman", "Jealous Guy", "Watching the Wheels", and of course The Beatles, he embodied peace, love and what a hippy was supposed to be, taken far too early. He disliked the fascism of the Right and now the same silencing tactics are expressed by the alt-left. So, would he say "by any means necessary (to fight the boogeyman)", or, "hey man, this isn't a groovy approach to confronting differing opinions"? I'm actually divided on this, as he was a global artist through and through, I could see him being the head honcho of the celebrity elite even late into his life, well indoctrinated and elitist. However, though he wasn't formally higher educated, he was very curious, a lover of art and I assume well read to some degree. I can't imagine he wouldn't look at all of the current crop of socialists and say "you've got it all wrong".