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The Left, The Ludicrous, and Lennon

A nice little dust-up is taking place between my friend and only commenter BlackisWhite, Imperial Consigliere and his seemingly perpetual nemesis Rutherford Lawson.

Every year when the anniversary of John Lennon’s death comes around, we get treated to that insufferably trite little ditty “Imagine”. Bad poetry, and worse music, it betrays Lennon’s adolescent, collectivist and utopian thinking, as is befitting of an uneducated kid from the wrong side of the English tracks that woke up one morning a multi-millionaire. But to the Left, it is Revelation, a Way Of Being. Because, of course, they’re uneducated dipshits, too.

What is striking is to see the Left take the Calvinist concept of the “inherent evil of Man” and try to use it as a political tool. They “imagine no religion” yet they attempt to alter human nature, the very realm in which religion dwells. And, in the ultimate act of chutzpah, they even hamfistedly invoke the name of Jesus while doing it. One can only conclude that the collectivist impulse is a religion, as it works from the ideas that:

Man is inherently evil-Man has fallen out of Communion with God.
Man can be improved-By taking certain actions, Man can restore that Communion. “The world can live as one”. Further, those actions are ritualistic, like recycling or cutting out carbon emissions or monastic-style asceticism or instituting fairness or “social justice”.
The prophets have spoken-Al Gore, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, V. I. Ulianov, Karl Marx, John Lennon–all are prophets who have revealed the truth of how human nature should be. They have given us the true path and we must follow it.
Here be eschatology– The oceans will rise. Gaia will become angry. Imagine all the People, living life in Peace. No need for Greed or Hunger: a Brotherhood of Man.

They have houses of worship, too. I’m looking at you, Unitarian Universalists. They have co-opted the Episcopalians, and made huge inroads into other formerly-Christian denominations. They can do this because they have twisted this Christian-based culture enough to make attractive but specious comparisons. The same was true in Russia, when the Orthodox Church and the Tsar were too slow to react to the bubbling up of the communist sentiment.

Like David Koresh quoting Scripture, they pick and choose those elements of culture that they can use to aid them. Similarly, they prey on the vulnerable, whether it’s the single mother, the college kid trying to become an adult, or the pipefitter whose union has told him he has no power. They create these weakened people in order to co-opt them and gain adherents. This is the reasoning behind our current state of education, and it is just as John Dewey envisioned. It is the “long march through the institutions”, and its end goal is Utopia.

The Left truly is anti-Christ, in that they are destroying Christian societies with a rush to the Apocalypse. God is not fast enough for them, so they look to bring about the Judgment themselves, like Ahmadinejad yelling down the well to the 12th Imam, “Get ready”. And then, the World To Come will dawn, and unicorns will piss beer, or something.

They of course don’t realize that these Christian themes have so permeated their way of thinking. They believe that their thinking is something new and fresh. They don’t understand history, and like most young, uneducated, and irresponsible people, they don’t even understand themselves. It’s not that they’re bad people. It’s that they are deluded by religious fanaticism.

We don’t need a revolution in this country; we need a de-programming.

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  1. December 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Herr, thanks for the shout-out albeit one in disagreement. Honestly, there’s a lot to absorb here and I’ll need to read this piece at least a couple more times for it to sink in. What immediately hits me in the face is that this is the first time I (a religious skeptic) have ever been accused of religious fanaticism. The irony is rich.

    While I don’t want to write another piece countering BiW’s counter-piece to me, there is so much more to say. In a nutshell, I find it hard to understand why the truly religious, those who look to religion as a moral compass, would find anything offensive in “Imagine” other than obviously the line “and no religion too”. If you remove Lennon’s suggestion that religions divide us and delude us (I agree with this), all of the principles expressed in Imagine I’m sure could be found in the Bible. So in an odd way, Imagine is incredibly spiritual.

    While I disagree with your conclusion I appreciate the extent to which you’ve taken this to another level. I assure you, when I wrote my piece, David Koresh was the last thing on my mind. 🙂

  2. December 10, 2010 at 11:41 am

    We don’t need a revolution in this country; we need a de-programming.

    I’d settle for actually teaching history the way that it happened, and incorporating The Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers back into a manditory civics ciriculum.

    In a nutshell, I find it hard to understand why the truly religious, those who look to religion as a moral compass, would find anything offensive in “Imagine” other than obviously the line “and no religion too”. If you remove Lennon’s suggestion that religions divide us and delude us (I agree with this), all of the principles expressed in Imagine I’m sure could be found in the Bible. So in an odd way, Imagine is incredibly spiritual.

    Knowing Rutherford’s inability to grok some of the finer points of the Bible, I’ve already explained to him that the only way Lennon’s vision works is if Jesus, and not man is at the head of such a society. I could offer a lengthier explaination on how such an attempt broke down in the Bible, but his lack of understanding of the mendacity and blatant hypocrisy of Limosine Liberals (like Lennon himself), he would most likely label Anais and Sephira conservatives, rather than the elites who often run such utopias.

  3. an800lbgorilla
    December 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    What is funny is that they’ll embrace Islam as a means to destroy Christianity- the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Apparently the guy in Portland Oregon didn’t get the memo…

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