- 2011.02.06 Sunday
John Lennon’s song “Imagine” may have a nice melody, but the lyrics are scary.
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
No country means there are no borders. Then, we the Japanese need to share life with North Koreans, Chinese and Russians. If there is no border, we may have to share leaders – Kan Naoto, Kim Jung Il, Hu Jin Tao or Putin. I got problem with Kan, but still OK compared with others. But, there is no guarantee we don’t get Kim or latter two. Because, naturally, there should be no concept of national defense, we would not be supposed to complain about who we have as leader, wouldn't we? How nice.
"It isn’t hard to do". Really? Well, then you go ahead and try living in North Korea. Be there at least for three years and tell me how it is like, if you could.
"Nothing to kill or die for". Really? Why your lyrics are English instead of German? Do you have any idea? Why don’t you try telling it to those who died in Normandy and their families?
"And no religion too". Really? “No Religion” is a mantra of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. You know why? Because they couldn’t stand people having God and God, instead of they themselves, giving people morale guidance and leading them on what to do and how to do. 100 million people have been killed by communism.
"Living life in peace"? How? Where? With whom? I like living safe here in Japan. I want to keep it that way. Maybe not you. You go ahead by yourself. Don't take me with you.
Scary song. Scary idea. In short - a bad song.