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In 1971, John Lennon, of The Beatles fame, released the biggest song of his career, “Imagine.” The song was quite popular at the time, but in the U.S., it never reached number one on the Billboard Top 100 songs. Now, though, it is credited as being Lennon’s biggest single. Over the past fifty years, the significance of “lmagine” has grown exponentially to where in 2005 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation listeners voted it the “greatest song in the past 100 years.” 

Lennon’s inspiration for writing the song came from his wife, Yoko Ono. She claims the lyrics were inspired by her thoughts and opinions, so, over the years she has tried to take credit for co-writing the song. As far as I could determine, her claim has not been confirmed, but it certainly is a strong possibility. The accolades “Imagine” has received are so numerous listing them would take up too much space. Suffice it to say, the “Observer poll” (a poll of music listeners) has named it “the number one single of all time,” of the 100 best number one songs.

In the culture of today, the song is considered prophetic—it’s message has almost become reality for half of America. It has served as the guiding “principle” for the globalist agenda. 

I remember the first time I heard “Imagine” on the radio. As I was listening, I heard Lennon say  “Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only sky.” I stopped immediately and said to my self, “Whoa! What did he just say?” Then he said imagine there’s no country “to kill or die for, and no religion, too….Imagine no possessions….no need for greed and hunger….Imagine all the people sharing all the world.”

Wow! I was taken aback! I’d never heard anyone say things like that in a song on the radio! It was “anti-border, anti-heaven, anti-religion, and unpatriotic.” However, over the past 30-40 years, “Imagine” has become the globalist’s “ode to humanism.” It has been used as an anthem for the those seeking a “new world order” (ie. the removal of Judeo-Christian ethics) and a change away from America as we have known it for 250 years. This transition has occurred slowly yet steadily until now nearly 50% of the population has adopted this secular agenda. Remember Obama’s mantra: “Hope and Change.” 

One can easily see how the country has changed. Its leadership has adopted new ideas—wealth redistribution, gun control, a two-tiered justice system, transgender-ism, indoctrination rather than instruction in schools, and the concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion. And rather than merit or seniority, many decisions are made on the basis of race. 

John Lennon had a completely different approach to life. He imagined “all the people living life in peace.” He imagined “all the people sharing all the world.” He hoped “someday you’ll join us and the world will live as one.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? But he clearly admitted he was a “dreamer, but not the only one.” He hoped someday “you will join us, and the world will live as one.”

What Lennon completely failed to recognize is that people over the world are different. They’re all physically human beings with arms, legs, and brains, but their beliefs, behaviors, life experiences, and ethics differ greatly. And these differing philosophies are based on where you live, how you grew up, and what you were taught. These “philosophies” were often the basis for conflict. The Afghan Muslim and the Nebraska cattleman have absolutely nothing in common. A North Korean factory worker and a Marine from Paris Island have completely different values. They believe in different gods. They have learned different concepts of personal interaction and right and wrong. Lennon ignores the existence of evil in the world. His utopian society is just that, a dream. Ideally, everyone should get along and live together “as one,” but the chance of that occurring goes back to conflicts in the earliest days of man.  Some sects have always hated each other and the strong want to control the weak. The weak have always fallen prey to superior adversaries. How do you change that? How does removing religion, borders, and country make the world a better place. Is Lennon saying these are the things that stir hatred? 

Lennon’s perfect utopia will never exist. It can’t! Human nature emphasizes survival of the fittest, domination by the powerful, good over evil, and God over satan. For harmony and unity, every society wants all other societies to be like them. Lennon’s problem is with these dichotomies—he says if we had no religion, there wouldn’t be anything to fight about; if everyone loved everyone else, hatred and racial and ethnic differences would end; if an “anything goes” attitude prevailed, everyone would be free to live as they like even if it hurt others; if we had no borders, “no country,” everyone could take advantage of the goodness of others. 

For the world to exist as Lennon “imagines,” he presumes that all men are good; that satan and evil don’t exist, and simply by loving and being good to one another the world could live as one. That’s a very optimistic and probably unrealistic premise—utopian, really. Evil would have to completely disappear, somehow. Everyone would have to cooperate to achieve this idealistic goal. 

Lennon wanted to remake the world as he imagined it. That does, indeed, make him a dreamer and completely delusional. Millions of others (elitists) have bought into the globalist philosophy. They have tried to remake America as part of “a new world order.” But too much has to change for the elitist agenda to succeed. People have brains that think, reason, and remember and to change them would require a complete “washing,” or a totally new beginning. I don’t see that happening anytime soon for the “unwashed.” 

I will always think of “Imagine” as a song with a good melody and unusual lyrics. It has become an influential work that expresses the opinion of one man, a secularist, who developed a worldwide following. It has been described as a pattern for a secular humanistic approach to living. However, non-ideologues see it as an ode to a utopian world that will never exist as long as evil is in men’s hearts, and no song will change that.


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