Arguably he was a person who shaped history with his music. The world would not be the same without his songs. Just would like to let you guys know that there is a cool and comprehensive John Lennon profile created by someone at
I think in the first part of your post you were talking about human respect.
Like PEACE, human respect, or what I think of as the awknowalgement of the fact everyone goes through the same basic struggles, the respect of that fact atleast, and then some go through more struggles some go through less, has never 100% taken hold.
The only difference is now we have less respect for each other than we did in 1960s.
And PEACE, I have concluded that the only way to achieve IDEAL PEACE, is abolish social difference.
The real battle will be the difference in color, as initially we all reconize ultra white skin from white, white from tan, tan from black.
-To achieve PEACE, one requirement will probably be no religon, and must will be one planet - one country, and another will be an goverment that offers Capitial, Leninist (communisium can lead to dictatorship) and Social electorates, such as we see with Canada ATM.