John Lennon on Democracy (1969)

“The Left Wing talk about giving power to the people. Anybody knows that the people have the power. All we have to do is awaken the power in the people. The people are unaware. It’s like they’re not educated to realize they have power. They put the politicians in power, they vote for the local mayor. The people do that. But the system is so geared that everybody believes the father will fix everything – the father being the government. The government will fix everything; it’s all the government’s fault; shake your fist at the government. Well, we are the government.”