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    "Imagine All the People Living Life in Peace"

    The underlying message of John Lennon's song "Imagine" is not actually about peace, but instead, draws clear lines of hostility. He imagines a world where no one believes in heaven and hell, and then, at the end of the song, calls everyone to join him in HIS belief, which, he declares, would swiftly bring about utopia. In other words, he is asserting that "if you only thought like me, and not like them, then we would all live as one." So, in reality, all he is doing to calling people out of one ideology to another. There is nothing neutral about it.

    Posted by John on July 1, 2012 04:45 PM

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    It is a Marxist communist manifesto. No religion plus no property/collectivism = ideal society. Its a pretty song though.

    The song "Imagine" is much like the children's book, "The Rainbow Fish." Awful, awful, book. The entire fish community steals the beautiful scales off the rainbow fish - because - after all - they should have them. And besides, its not fair that the rainbow fish should have the pretty scales, while the rest of the fish community has none. So, at the end of the book, the poor rainbow fish is a sad, tattered, nasty looking fish, just like the communists who took his scales. It is a very, very, sad book.

    My child has used the "Rainbow Fish," in class, as an example of what communism does to people. She is able to make connections and then her fellow students "get it." Ask any child, and they will tell you that stealing is mean and unnatural. ...Maybe if more adults read the book, they would get it, too.

    The song "Imagine" is much like the children's book, "The Rainbow Fish." Awful, awful, book. The entire fish community steals the beautiful scales off the rainbow fish - because - after all - they should have them. And besides, its not fair that the rainbow fish should have the pretty scales, while the rest of the fish community has none. So, at the end of the book, the poor rainbow fish is a sad, tattered, nasty looking fish, just like the communists who took his scales. It is a very, very, sad book.

    My child has used the "Rainbow Fish," in class, as an example of what communism does to people. She is able to make connections and then her fellow students "get it." Ask any child, and they will tell you that stealing is mean and unnatural. ...Maybe if more adults read the book, they would get it, too.

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