Lucy provides the next clue when she exits the Laundry in a huff saying "maybe you'll do something when bombs start going off around here". Then later, a sader but wiser Lucy peeks in on her shagger friend making a bomb and says "I thought the other side made bombs".
Of course the type of bomb we are looking at here has nothing to do with either side in Vietnam but is all about the IRA bombing in England - mainly London but Liverpool is the port connecting England to Belfast. So even if not a "cause" for Jude, it certainly was an issue for anyone living in England, as I was, back in 1970 when you were constantly on alert on the Tube or in a pub for any parcel at all that might have been an IRA bomb, ticking away and ready to kill you.
Another cleverness of the Laundry scene is none of the J Does there saw any fear from Lucy's outburst, thus showing the absolute need for a 9/11 if USA HAL wanted to control J Doe into the future.
The hook to Jude and cranberries [or strawberries if you will] is that while USA HAL tried for years to deport John for his anti-war stance, UK HAL has had the same problem post 1994 after The Cranberries made a video that even surpassed anything John ever did in bringing a cease-fire to Northern Ireland, or Paul was to do in 1972 with Give Ireland Back to the Irish.
The video is of course Zombie and here is the 70 million plus viewed UTube:
If it does not raise the hairs on the back of your neck and bring tears to your eyes then Across the Universe is not your type of movie.
Alas, the comment about Cranberries not as spicy this year is a jibe to identify just how worried HAL has always been about any anti-war initiatives, and in this case Hollywood was called in to create zombie movies to divert the kiddies' little minds away from the "deadshit" meaning of this video that had the effect of shaming the IRA into a cease-fire.
So if you Google for information on that victory by the Cranberries, all those so called information sources such as Wiki have had their balls cut off, which has been totally easy since HAL did his 9/11 gig.
Taymor has Mr K comment on this dumbing down as Henry the Horse waltzes past our friends [and I will return to Henry later] where he says "His name is Henry and it's a lot of explanation but don't worry about it kids, just tune in, tune out, drop out, switch on, switch off and explode".
The earlier example of an anti Vietnam initiative is the song Universal Soldier, written by Buffy Saint Marie and made famous by John's mate Donovan, who was with the Beatles in India with Yogi Bear. Buffy explains it in full before singing it, and please look at the scenes from 1968 in the Village which could have been straight from Across the Universe.
Hollywood was called in again by HAL and [apart from Buffy the Vampire Slayer] they morphed the Universal Soldier into a Terminator style thing with lights sticking out of his head.
But the biggest Hollywood task was to create Napalm Girl to blame the war on the soldiers and we see later how Prudence is "masked up" to fill that role.
But before we part from the Cranberries' victory, take a look at how the video mocks Napalm Girl fraud by having the "gold-boys" open their mouths as if screaming to match Napalm Girl and brother in the Pulitzer Prize winning fraud.
Oh yeah, here is my own "fraud-buster" video:
This video was uploaded to UTube in 2010 and lasted a year with 10,000 or so views, in which time not one J Doe made comment either way, but after that time HAL terminated my whole account of 130 videos.
So what we are looking at here [as in Across the Universe, Apocalypse Now etc] is HAL's mantra, unchanged since HIS time as Hitler, "It is most fortunate for governments that the people do not think".
What HAL has always understood, eg here as Hitler, is that to GET J Doe to that state of "living is easy with eyes closed" [Strawberry Fields], they must be "Carefully Taught before they are 6 or 7 or 8" [South Pacific 1958] "to hate all the people their relatives hate", and that never changed from McCarthy HAL to GWB HAL.
And the effect [of "none so blind as those that do not want to see"] is "Carefully Explained" in the Nuremberg Testimony of Justice Janning from the titular 1961 movie.
"My counsel would have you believe we were not aware of the concentration camps. Not aware? Where were we? Where were we when Hitler began shrieking his hate in Reichstag? Where were we when our neighbors were being dragged out in the middle of the night to Dachau?! Where were we when every village in Germany has a railroad terminal where cattle cars were filled with children being carried out to their extermination! Where were we when they cried out in the night to us. Were we deaf, dumb, blind?....
My counsel says we were not aware of the extermination of the millions. He would give you the excuse we were only aware of the extermination of the hundreds. Does that make us any the less guilty? Maybe we didn't know the details. But if we didn't know, it was because we didn't want to know..."