KLUE radio in Texas organises a public Beatles bonfire

Saturday August 13, 1966: In response to John Lennon’s comments that the Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus’, radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas organizes one of the first mass-burnings of Beatles records and merchandise.

Sunday August 14, 1966: lightning strikes the broadcast tower of the KLUE radio station damaging broadcast equipment, knocking the news director unconscious and forcing the station off the air.

The controversy over John Lennon‘s “more popular than Jesus” comments had been growing since late July. A public bonfire was on this day organised by the radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas.

“We are inviting local teenagers to bring in their records and other symbols of the group’s popularity to be burned at a public bonfire on Friday night, August 13.”
Station manager, KLUE
During the ritual, the Grand Dragon of the South Carolina Ku Klux Klan burnt a Beatles record on a large wooden cross.

As you can see from the context above, it shows how Karma occurs.

What is Karma? According to the dictionary…

noun: karma
  1. (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
    • informal
      destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.
from Sanskrit karman ‘action, effect, fate.’
Karma happens to everyone. It basically means if you do something bad or evil to a person, it will eventually happen to you. If you do good deeds and you’ve been a kind and caring person, you will be rewarded by the good things.

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