Arguments from authority are very weak indeed, but when the authority is John Lennon, what the heck.

Check out this brief clip from an undated interview with Lennon and Yoko Ono on the Dick Cavett show.

Someone in the audience asks Yoko Ono about over-population and she expresses her scepticism. Then Lennon chips in, “I don’t really believe it… I think we’ve got enough food and money to feed everybody… There’s enough room for us and some of us can go to the Moon anyway.”

“I think you’re wrong about that,” says Cavett.

“Oh, I don’t care,” Lennon responds. It seems that he thinks that the population bomb was a beat-up by the government to distract the public from really important issues like Vietnam and Northern Ireland. 

It doesn’t prove anything, I suppose, but at least I’m in good company. ~ HT to John Smeaton.

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet. He lives in Sydney, Australia.