Nevertheless, Lennon was not that much radical. True, he was left-leaning, as it used to be fashionable in his time, but never endorsed any sort of Communism. Lennon never supported Mao, Fidel Castro, not even the Soviet-backed Yasser Arafat. He was strongly against the Vietnam war, but never showed any support to Vietcong.
First of all, however, I've always appreciated the way The Beatles viewed taxes.
As The Beatles were liable to a 95% supertax introduced by Harold Wilson's Labour government, they used an elaborate tax-optimising mechanism. They realised that the best way to avoid the exorbitant income taxes on their musical royalties would be to, through some legal magic, turn that into capital gains instead of income. The UK capital gains tax rate at the time was only 30 percent.
And, by the way, I've always liked Lennon's car. Maybe I can imagine the world without possessions, but Rolls is a Rolls.