Imagine common sense

John Lennon, Imagine

Think about how widely loved this song is. Then think about the lyrics and what they say – this is a song that is urging anarchist communism. And the people love it. That says a lot.

In fact, it would be hard to think of a song that is more widely viewed as visionary, profoundly beautiful and inspiring. It confirms what Chomsky said: “The great majority of people have basically decent instincts.”

The power elite may be thoroughly corrupted by greed, fear and the love of power, but the people have retained their basic common sense, their basic decency, and their higher aspirations for us all.

October 31, 2013

(And no, this is no trick – in fact, it is a treat to realize that the people are far more intelligent and possessed of more common sense and good will than is generally believed.)

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