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elektragamblin (profile) wrote,
on 12-11-2004 at 5:00pm
Current mood: thoughtful
Music: A Perfect Circle - Imagine
Subject: Imagine
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 isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

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

(Imagine all the people sharing all the world)

Imagine no possesions,
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 Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.


I may not agree with the religion part... (although I love that in the music video, they showed a clip of the pope!!!!! I wouldn't blink an eye if Catholic Religion was abolished.....*waves a dull spoon at pedi preists*)

This song really makes you think though.............-can- you imagine a world without any dividing differences?? A whole world.....united as one, no hate, no hunger, no wasteful deaths, no conflict............

A dream made from dreams

I can imagine, but I know it will never happen. It reminds me so much of all the liberals....preaching to us nasty unfeeling people about how it's all our fault the world is the way it is. If everyone were nice, if everyone cared, if we stopped getting jobs and making money, and instead we give everything we have to the poor, everything would be so much better. They use examples like the boy where I live, who'd been kicked around in school, always made fun of, never had any friends, who got high one day and chopped his mother into peices and stuck her in a freezer for his father to find later that day. If he'd been loved, and treated with respect as a child, he never would have done it. But what about the boy who had everything, who had family and friends and a good school environment, lots of money and a comfortable life, who paid assasins to kill his mother because he wanted the damn tv??

I attended a church service in Oklahoma, visiting my Grandmother 2 years ago, who's preacher spent the whole time preaching about not living for what you can make by getting a job, but to give your money to the poor, and hungry, and the suffering, while conveniently forgetting to mention the few thousand dollers he gets every month for telling you not to get a job so you can feed your children. Everyone seems to be telling people to stop making money, but to give it away. What I want to know is, just where do they think the money's going to come from? It comes from -making- money, money doesn't grow on trees, it doesn't show up on peoples doorsteps, you can't pray for food to feed your family and then just wait for someone to give it to you.

I used to think Star Trek had the perfect solution, get rid of money, have everything based on trade. But where would you get the things to trade with? Who would have the right to say what everything was worth? If someone had a diamond, what would make it worth so much more than a man trying to trade a tin watch that had been in his family for hundreds of years? And why are diamonds so damn expensive anyway? It's a bunch of bloody minerals that got compacted and transformed in the dirt over a few thousand years.

And then, even if we got rid of money, made it so no one really owned anything, if there were no countries, no law, no religion, just a world of people unified, how would it stay that way? what would keep someone from trying to change it, what would stop another Hitler, or Stalin or any other conquoror, who didn't believe in everyone being equal? What would stop someone from deciding that black people didn't deserve to exsist, or spanish people, or white people, or any other color race. What if someone decided that anyone with brown eyes was a freak because there wasn't enough color?

Do people really believe that there is no such thing as someone who is just -evil-? someone who -likes- to do things that are wrong, just because they want to? It's like they think everyone is just born with good genes, and society makes them bad.

I wish they were right.........but wishing isn't reality, there will never be such a thing as total unity, theres no such thing as peace. It's a dream, but only one that is reality while you sleep.

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12-11-04 10:17pm


Hehehe. *actually reads the rant you have*

No one is evil, period. There's always, always, always a gray area. Some people are sadistic serial axe murderers, but not necessarily evil.

Furthermore, a world where everyone is nice and happy is one of the most BORING things I can imagine. Not to mention the overpopulation we'd be dealing with!

Not to mention I _like_ owning things, and being able to work to buy my soda then chug it.

So, it's easy to imagine.. but overall? I wouldn't want to live in a world like that. Too boring. *makes a face*

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Re:, 12-12-04 12:02am

There is always a grey area.....but if there's grey, there's always black chicka :p


I like owning things too ^^

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12-12-04 4:18pm

Just wanted to say thank you for being such a sensible person! I bow to you!
Okay maybe not really, but thank you for breaking down the reality of "world peace" basically. Yes, it is a very nice dream to have, but once you think about it, it's of the most unrealistic things people can dream up.
The world will never stop having people who hate one another, whether for petty reasons or valid ones that people can relate to one hating another for. (i think that made sense....)
If we were one big country, and if someone did manage to make everyone agree with one another, would there be any individuality? Because that is how it would have to work to gain world peace -- people would have to agree with everyone else. If they didn't, wouldn't arguments break out? Then that wouldn't be world peace.
Plus, like Keriana-san said, a world where everyone was freakishly loving eachother and agreeing with one another would be not only be extrememly creepy and unnatural, but utterly boring.
Man was meant to have their own minds, they were meant to fight and argue just as they were meant to love.

I could go on and on about this subject but you've pretty much covered everything. But thanks once again for that ^^.

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Re:, 12-12-04 4:40pm

hehe, you're welcome :)

It's a really pretty song....(that I listened to over and over for like 2 hours last night) but it really got everything I've been thinking about right out I felt like writing it down

And yeah.I never mentioned the whole individuality part of it...but thats definently another part of why it would never work....everyone -wants- to be an individual, so it'd be pretty hard to get them to stop without making them...and well...once you force people to do kinda negates the whole "world peace" thing :)

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