Friday, September 15, 2006

Yoko attempts to confuse Lennon and Nobel

Had he not moved to New York, and gotten himself shot, October 9th would have been his birthday. To celebrate herself ("this date"), Yoko Ono is going to award some cash Peace Prizes:

The LennonOno Grant for Peace will give out two $50,000 prizes to the Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Centre for Constitutional Rights.

In a statement Yoko Ono said: "These two groups look beyond today's conflicts and destruction and envision a positive future for our society, while working selflessly and tirelessly towards establishing a more peaceful environment for our planet.

"They are strong representatives of the many groups who are working in the same direction, today. They need and deserve all of our support and respect."

And who could be churlish about a multi-multi-millionaire donating a few quid to such fine charities, even at the cost of giving her a bit more publicity.

There's also, naturally, going to be a piece of heavy symbollic art:

The Imagine Peace Tower is set to be constructed in Reykjavik. The base of it will be filled with international prayers and wishes. It will stand as a symbol of world peace.

Ono says: "Each one of us was born at this time, not by chance, but to fulfil a mission. Our work is not yet done.

"I know that John's spirit will be joining us on that day, October 9th, in Reykjavik and I look forward to seeing you there to celebrate this exciting day. WAR IS OVER, if you want it. I love you."

The choice of war-torn Reykjavik as a position for the tower is a wise one - giving hope to the crushed Icelanders as they try to pick their daily life through a procession of shelling and carbombs. It's like holding a rain-dance in Digbeth.

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