Saturday, July 31, 2010


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

We all know these words. Most people embrace them as a better idea than the current system, which feels to all of us to be based on greed.

Remember the credo of the eighties-“Greed Is Good.”

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

I think we all dream of making the world a better place, right?

I was talking to a co-worker the other day about how unnecessarily complicated our income tax system is, and how much more efficient it would be to make it a flat percent of income. Still unconstitutional, mind you, but more efficient.

She commented how she thought that lower income people should pay less (or nothing), and wealthier people should pay more.

Don’t you think it’s safe to say, that today most Americans echo that sentiment-that we "share the wealth."

Let’s say it another way:

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”

It seems to me that when I listen to many Americans, all they want is for those with more to share it with those with less.

That would be the Christian thing to do, right?

That seems to be the direction Obama is going.

Sounds good, right?

Now I have another question for you.

If I said you espoused Communism, would you take offense?

Most Americans would.

Yet most Americans find those John Lennon lyrics and the quote to be not only acceptable, but a philosophy we should embrace.

And both of them contain the benchmarks of the Communist Manifesto.

Go read the document, Comrade.

Think about it.

Think about why you believe that our way of life is “good” and Communism is “bad.”

For me, one idea comes immediately to mind.

Under Communism, there is a deliberate effort to replace the concept of “God” with the State.

The same would go for Allah, or Yahweh, or Jehova, or Buddha, or whatever you choose to call the higher power you pray to.

Guess what?

This country was founded by Christians who wanted to worship as they saw fit

They would be rolling over in their graves if they saw how we have let a Federal government dictate the way faith is practiced after they shed so much blood to gain that freedom.

But what has the Federal government succeeded in doing? They have convinced the American people that there is a Constitutional concept of “separation of church and state” and then proceeded to use that concept to proceed down the path of replacing “God” with Washington.

Think I’m crazy? I’ll give you one million dollars if you can show me where in the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights the phrase “separation of church and state” is.

You can’t do it.

Because it isn’t there.

The term actually comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Baptists in Danbury, Connecticut:

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.

Clearly, what Jefferson feared was a Federal government telling him how to practice his faith.

What the First Amendment says is that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Yet, by abolishing prayer in schools (and let’s not even start talking about where in the Constitution the authority is granted for the Feds to oversee schools), hasn’t the Federal government done just that-made a law prohibiting the free exercise of religion?

Folks, that amendment was put in there to protect YOU from THEM.

Instead, they have counted on their ability to pull a fast one while we’re all worrying about who gets voted off the island in Survivor and now if you say "Jesus" in public they take you away in handcuffs.

They take away your freedoms.

A little at a time.

And you let them do it.

And you'll never get them back.

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

Other concepts we take for granted that go away if you adopt the John Lennon philosophy would include private property, the right to benefit from your work, and the sovereignty of a nation. These will make their way into future posts, as this one has gotten long enough.

So while you are praising Obama for the hope and the change, just remember to think a little critically of what he is moving us towards, and call it what it is. Communism.

Sorry, all you Beatlemaniacs reading-I’m not saying you have to burn your butcher-block cover of “Yesterday And Today” (although if you want to send it to me, that would be nice), but just because you loved their music does not mean everything John wrote should be considered gospel.

A better lyric may have been:

Imagine all the people
Living life as sheep

We saw some pretty solid proof twenty years ago that Communism does not work.

That’s right, when Buster Douglas beat Mike Tyson!

For the record, I was one of those people who did not know that Lennon (Lenin?) had rewritten the Communist Manifesto and set to music. Thanks to that wacky conspiracy guy for opening my eyes. This one's for him.
For the record, part two-the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 signalling the end of the Soviet empire and the failure of Communism as a way of life. Buster didn't actually upset Tyson until 1990. The Soviet Union didn't officially fail until 1991 when Boris Yetlsin seized power.
Finally, do not drink the Kool-Aid-Obama is pushing Marxism and a new world order and these policies are going to affect YOU!


  1. Thus far, the very best of ‘Back In The USSR’!

    From: 'The New American' magazine; Vol. 18, No. 7; April 8, 2002.

    Article: Is It "Only Rock 'n' Roll"? by Steve Bonta

    No song more epitomizes the evangelical zeal with which rock musicians promote subversive political causes than John Lennon's famous hymn to global Utopia, "Imagine". With its soft piano accompaniment and accessible melody, it's pleasant to listen to - if one ignores the lyrics:

    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 I'm a dreamer / But I'm not the only one / I hope someday you'll join us / And the world will live as one.

    Regarding "Imagine", John Lennon once admitted, "the song ... is virtually a communist manifesto, even though I am not particularly a communist and I do not belong to any movement. You see, 'Imagine' was exactly the same message, but sugar-coated. Now, 'Imagine' is a big hit almost everywhere - anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-conventional, anti-capitalist song, but because it is sugar-coated it is accepted. Now I understand what you have to do. Put your political message across with a little honey."

    By the way, I HATE "Imagine" - always did.
    Obviously, I hate the "message",
    but more than that -
    the music and melody are B-O-R-I-N-G!

    I know a lot of people don't agree with my assessment, but it IS my assessment.

    I remember back to one Christmas when I was a teenager. I was unwrapping a Christmas gift from my Brother, I could tell it was a record album by the give-away shape, but WHICH album? As the wrapping paper was being removed, I saw blue and I saw sky, and I thought but didn’t say: Oh, No! Not John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. Say it ain’t so!

    Fortunately, it wasn’t so.
    It was ‘Stormbringer’ by Deep Purple.

    But, boy, that was a close call – Whew! - and such a scare that it has been retained by my mind all these decades later.


    ~ D-FensDogg
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

  2. >the music and melody are B-O-R-I-N-G!

    I always thought it was perfectly composed for movie soundtracks, and it has made a few.

    Sadly, though, if you call most Americans "Communist," they will want to fight you, or at least be offended.

    Yet, most Americans would agree that Lennon's lyrics contain the roadmap for a better world.

    Once again, American provies it is a soundbyte nation.

    Americans do not hate communism because of the philosophy, they simply know they have been conditioned to believe it is "bad."

    But John Lennon is "good."

    And he was a "Beatle."

    I would have loved to see the Christmas picture of Little Stephen unwrapping "Imagine."

  3. Incedentally, McDogg, do you think that the above post comes off as a critique of the Lennon song?

    My intent was to illustrate to readers that many things that appear benevolent (like wealth sharing, which Obama is on record as supporting) are Marxist policies.

    Things like removing prayer in schools set the stage for removing religious values from our society.

    I hope that message did not get lost.

  4. DISCDUDE . . .

    >> Incedentally, McDogg, do you think that the above post comes off as a critique of the Lennon song?

    Not at all, Bro! That's just the aspect of the blog bit that I chose to focus on in my comment.

    The blog bit is SPOT ON, and the message that you were hoping to convey is exactly the message that came across. Well, to ME anyway. But then again, sadly, I'm evidently a tad smarter than the average bear. The average American might read this blog bit and walk away thinking it was a critique of the Buster Douglas / Mike Tyson fight.

    Nah, nuttin' to worry about. You did a "mah-ve-lous" job on this one, and anyone who "don't get it" is probably a regular viewer of 'SURVIVOR'. And you wouldn't get through to THOSE people no matter how you phrased it.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  5. Great bit brother disconnected. Great read.

  6. Thanks, Marc-I appreciate the feedback!

    Now if I could figure out a way to get the unenlightened to read this....

  7. This post is spot on, and I loved it. One reason is that it is EXACTLY what I have thought about this song since day one.

    Like Stephen, I hated the song. Hated it because: 1) it is indeed boring, 2) Lennon was always fawned over by sycophantic gerbils, and that annoyed the hell out me as he was tremendously overrated, 3) most importantly, the lyrics are the opposite of truth, reality, and goodness.

    Is it good to give a cup of cold water in Christ's name? YES! Is it good to TAKE a cup of cold water and then give it away... in Christ's name or any other? NO. It is the epitome of evil. It is the opposite of Christian.

    The beauty of Capitalism is that it is amoral. It is THE most ethical system precisely BECAUSE it makes no value judgements. The market itself judges your goods or services as being of value or not.

    The deeper ethics, those revolving around God, love, beauty, goodness, justice, etc.: those are left to philosophers. At least when they have time after watching "Wife Swap" or "CSI".

    There is an insidious PC worldwide agreement - almost hypnotic in nature - whereby the masses have agreed that certain "ideas" are good. All you have to do is mention "fairness" or "equality" (and countless other catchphrases), and people's brains switch off, like my remote control when "Wipeout" comes on. Your blog bit here illustrates that mindless acceptance of "good" as actually evil.

    Great blog bit!

    Mr. Paulboy #VI

  8. Thanks for the good words Paul.

    >Like Stephen, I hated the song.

    I must 'fess up to liking the song, but it always struck the same nerve with the that Springsteen and Zevon did when writing about working in the factory. They just don't know what the hell they're talking about.

    Lennon was probably worth a billion dollars when he died. If he was so into sharing the wealth, he could have given all of his away. Funny how the only rich people in a Socialist society are the organizers.

    >The beauty of Capitalism is that it is amoral.

    Interesting viewpoint. I would have said that the fallacy of Communiasm and Socialism is the nature of mankind, and I think you end up in the same place.

    Whether Capitalism works because it is amoral, or whether the other methods fail because people are corruptible, we seem to always end up with Capitalism being the best solution.

    And yet, the masses cry out for Marxism...