A part of me wanted, and still wants, to play judge, jury, and executioner and exact some instant karma on his psychotic assassin, but I have a feeling that John would disapprove.
However John also mentioned other obstacles, no countries, possessions, nothing to kill or die for, no need for greed or hunger.
This fantastic idealism all makes perfect sense to me and millions of others, despite the fact that there always seems to be just enough humans, who are so full of ignorance and hate, who keep us circling the drain.
Maybe that's why the song is so bittersweet, because it's totally impossible...
and yet, so many of us still want to believe in it.
They may say that he was dreamer, but he's not the only one.