I mentioned in a comment in Fauxlex’s post how if this were the 1960s, people might be gathering in the streets in protest. I am not sure I believe that. Even as we do not have “protests” anywhere these days unless organized by professional agitators and staged for news cameras, I don’t know if it was different then. But I could be wrong. It could be that people were less submissive back then.
One of the treatments administered on a mass level in the 1960s was the ingestion of drugs by “hippies,” that is, people who imagined they had broken free of control. I hope most of them recovered, but one of the more insidious drugs that might well have done them permanent damage was LSD. Above we have “Paul” McCartney (actually, the one I call Mike) doing his best to encourage young people to take LSD.
He is saying just the opposite, of course, and was most likely well-advised by his handlers never to take LSD himself. But his handlers wanted to promote the drug, and what better way than to take the most famous pop star in the world and have him say publicly that he had taken it four times.
That is the subliminal message of this staged interview: “I have taken LSD. You should too.”
McCartney is a phony, as anyone who reads of his real identity on this blog knows. I doubt he wrote any of the songs attributed to him (maybe some of the dogs, like Vanilla Sky). Over time he has become a polished performer, but who is to say anything he does on stage is real. Technology these days allows for a whole concert to be ghosted.
That’s not my point, of course. I digress. This man in 1967 deliberately urged his massive following to ingest LSD. I regard that as a crime against humanity, one for which he should have served time in jail. He’s a pig.