Paul McCartney is putting his money where his mouth is with his upcoming concert in Israel. I personally think it’s a bit looney. McCartney is defying reports that he will be killed at an upcoming show promoting peace and friendship, and going on with the show.
I can’t help but think what his collaborator, friend, and fellow peace advocate John Lennon would say. Somehow, I don’t see John jumping directly into the fire like that, and really, really putting himself on the line like that if the reports of extremists wanting his head are really true. It simply wasn’t John’s style do to things like that. John was more comfortable being a clown for peace rather than a martyr for a cause.
Geoff Baker, Paul’s former publicist, has written a nice piece at the UK Daily Mail that explains the importance and impact on Paul that this concert will really hold. Paul also hopes that this concert will truly spread the message of peace, love, and friendship.
The show Thursday will be interesting, and we’ll all have to see how the show goes down. I personally think it will be a truly awesome celebration. If anyone can usher in a moment of peace and brotherhood it’s Paul.
- Read Geoff Baker’s UK Daily Mail article.