Friday, November 23, 2012

Imagine If You Can...

Those of us who remember "The Beatles" song by John Lennon, "Imagine", remember the lyrics as being some unattainable fantasy, "... 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,

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

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

In this world we have a set of rules, and some people intentionally break those rules to allow themselves to have nothing but pure hate for others, with a good dose of greed that overshadows any knowledge or common sense. If you will, imagine this:
1) A world without News Corps and people like that paying idiots like Bill O'Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove, and the rest of the conspiracy theorist morons to spread their delusions that Jon Stewart so politely calls "a bubble" that they choose to live in instead of reality.
2) A world where people who actively have problems, whether financial, employment wise, housing, food, or other needs could actually be addressed as human beings who need help instead of treated like the "surplus population that should do us all a favor by dying" that was stated in "The Christmas Carol" with solutions that didn't include having to lie to the government to get around restrictions that no one could qualify for, so as to disclude anyone who actually needed help that didn't have their problems tattooed on their forehead.
3) Imagine a world where when you hear news, it was actually because it was a story about something that happened without opinion or "extra details" that never happened.
4) Imagine a law that all politicians and news media sources would actually receive a HUGE FINE if they lie to you about anything and were caught for it.
5) Imagine a world where Freedom of the Press didn't mean invasion of privacy at any cost, including hacking into your personal phone calls in order to report a story.
It is always an excuse that "people are human" as if that means we are not responsible for our own actions or speech and that we aren't capable of being good to one another.
This is something that you don't have to imagine, that all of those things I listed will have to be first before the Utopia that John Lennon "imagined" for all of us, will ever have a chance to come to be, because some of us are more "human" than others.

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