As we have drifted farther and farther from the moral compass of the U.S. Constitution and, as I have lived in what may become known as one of the least moral generations of modern civilization, I have had occasions to ask, "What in the world does anyone find inspiring in that John Lennon song, "Imagine." I never liked it. I always reacted to it with incredulity. I have thought to myself, while listening to it, what on earth was he smoking? What a damaging and hopeless message. Why would anyone want a world with nothing to cling to? Why would anyone want no heaven above us? Why would anyone imagine no possessions as an ideal?
The liberals around me would nearly swoon to that song as if it was the elixir to all the ills of the world. Those same liberals were driving their SUV's and living in their gated community with lots of cherished possessions around them. They loved money as much as the next guy, if not more. They renovated their houses and took trips on planes. They spent tons of money on landscaping and home decor. At the funeral of the husband of one of them, Lennon's "Imagine" was the featured music of the ceremony. I thought, wow, now there is an empty soulless message to give the grieved on the occasion of someone dying. Empty and soulless. Depressing, to say the least. It was sad and not in the least hopeful or uplifting. Not a celebration of someone's life and all he gave of it to his family. It conveyed the message that thoughtless drivel was the culmination of an entire life. The only word I can think of here is Ugh. Poor guy.
Since Obama was elected, those same liberals do not count me as their friend. I am relieved. Sad for them, but steadfast in my beliefs and happy to have better friends than they. Strange world...
I came across someone else's opinion on this today. Here is his take: Dennis Prager
"Lennon's utopia is our dystopia. A world without God to give people some certitude where all their suffering is not meaningless is a nightmare. A world without religion means a world without any systematic way of ennobling people. A world without countries is a world without the United States of America, and it is a world governed by the morally imbecilic United Nations, where mass murderers sit on its "human rights" councils. A world without heaven or hell is a world without any ultimate justice, where torturers and their victims have identical fates -- oblivion. A world without possessions is a world in which some enormous state possesses everything, and the individual is reduced to the status of a serf."
To live in a world without meaning, without goals, without individual justice, without rewards, without self-determination, without God, without America, is John Lennon's musically expressed dream. It sure as heck isn't my dream. It is my nightmare.