March 20, 2007
The imagine people
Gerard van der Leun has a brilliant post on the "Imagine" people (who provide a seemingly endless supply of fodder for the antiwar, pacifist movement). A couple of excerpts:
Four years in and the people of the Perfect World ramble through the avenues of Washington, stamping their feet and holding their breath, having their tantrums, and telling all who cannot avoid listening that "War is bad for children and other living things." They have flowers painted on their cheeks. For emphasis. Just in case you thought that war was good for children and other living things.It's a must read, as is "The Gospel of John and Yoko" which explores the origins of this smarmy system of invented morality which drives them:
So what mysterious force is driving these multitudes into the streets? Why is it morally rewarding to hate this country's leaders and embrace its enemies? What makes it feel so good? The answer is in your definition of what "good" is, otherwise known as morality.There's a link to what I suppose is the closest thing to a religious text -- a collection of articles by John and Yoko.
I read, I gagged, I blogged.
It would be nice if the Imagine lyrics were all in their collectivist imagination. Unfortunately, as I said last September 11, they want to enforce the lyrics:
It's as if they're stuck in an endless replay of John Lennon's "Imagine." Trouble is, they don't want to just "imagine." They want to enforce the lyrics.The most tragic irony of all is that had John Lennon lived, he might today be sneering at the lyrics of his own song.
John Lennon, Republican? Imagine that!
It's easy if you try. Being a half-starved junkie crawling around on the floor while being dependent on Yoko Ono could do that.
posted by Eric on 03.20.07 at 07:35 AM
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