|QUOTE (ShaneHunter @ Monday, Apr 16 2012, 18:00)|
| typhus you are an idiot, Lennon didn't like religion and his reason was simple: religion caused and still causes war as well as being about money. In Imagine he was trying to show us verbally what a world without religion(therefore war) and greed(therefore hunger) would be like. He did not lean towards communism you idiot, he had claimed on many occasions that he disliked what communist countries were doing. Watch his Dick Cavett interview and research some more before you open your mouth with false claims. And even if he did support communism(which he did not) what is your problem with communism?? The problem with communism/socialism is that all of the leaders so far have been greedy and corrupt (save Castro who did his best given the situation.) You have much to learn typhus. |
Idiot, idiot, idiot, how I love to be called an idiot.
Listen, John Lennon's social views were the antithesis of what makes good art. Have you ever created anything? A song, a poem, a story? Anything like that? All art, all great art, springs from pain and anger and hatred. Ugliness gives birth to beauty. War and corruption are the greatest friends an artist can have. They can turn a little painting into a stunning social satire, they can transform an idealistic ditty into an anthem.
John Lennon wanted to remove this motivation, like all Utopians, he wanted fairness, he wanted peace
. Peace! Can you imagine a more stunted, grey world than one at peace?
Every time a singer or any other artist drones on about somehow ridding the world of all the 'bad' ideas, they are unwittingly wishing death upon their own creativity.
True liberalism is expressed in appreciating the world for what it is, loving the world even in its ugliest moments. Show me a man who wants to change the world and I'll show you a man who holds the will of the individual in scant regard.
Lenon was a fascist, in spirit at least. Because his protestations for peace were, in actual fact, an attempt to control the will of others and an attempt to coerce his fans into embracing his Utopian world view. And only an idiot
would be suckered in by such an obvious huckster and charlatan.