"Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one. "

written by: John Lennon
I think this is the communist manifesto put down into a song! *a brilliant song at that. i have been trying to learn this song, and one day it hit me. all the verses in the song have to do with either:
brotherhood of man/no possessions/sharing all the world= the theory of no private property/ everyone working for common good with no one person greater.
no religion/ no heaven no hell= karl marx said "religion is the opium of the people." communism calls for itself and philosophies to take the place of God and religion.
amazing song writer, and brilliant at politics obviously.

Comments

The Janitor said…
Hahaha you scared me there, for a second, because I thought that you were agreeing with the song. However, as much as I loathe communism and it's inherent evils that it carries with it, I believe that if somehow, magically, the world that Marx envisioned was real, it wouldn't be a bad place. That is to say, if you could somehow put aside the truth of the matter of what makes up man, that we're all greedy and evil, then it would be perfect. However, that statement itself is like saying "elephants are big". If you could put aside human sin, then you could put aside any problems that the communist utopia would "solve".

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