I’ll confess this article is the lowest hanging, of all the low-hanging fruit I’ve plucked, since writing for Being Libertarian. However, I was recently asked to state the most controversial thing I believed; I wasn’t sure if the answer to the question is my belief that John Lennon was a terrible human being or if my belief that he’s a terrible human being cannot be argued against.
It’s a foregone conclusion that Nazism is worse than Antifa – my concerns are primarily Antifa. My anecdotal impression is that the neo-Nazi movement is largely comprised of socially-awkward, intellectually-underwhelming, vocationally-challenged, attention-starved, individuals.
They can’t accomplish anything in their own lives and I’m expected to be concerned they’re going to take over the world? In order for Nazism to take root, a massive economic-calamity has to occur and there must be a semblance of a causal link to Judaism in the way Hitler linked Jews to their failing banking system.
Contrast that with Marxism, which only requires the wealthy to be enormously better off than the middle and lower classes (which has already occurred).
Marxism, in the West, is espoused by successful and educated individuals. Nazism has a disgusting motivation, religious and racial discrimination, while Marxism, though horrendously despotic, has a noble motivation in eradicating poverty. The chances that Marxism could take root in Western civilization are not only high; it is already taking root in Western civilization.
Marxism, in all its brutal ugliness, has taken root. The most cursory knowledge of history, in the 20th century, is the knowledge of the consequences of Marxism: of the hundred million who populate the mass graves, the enslavement of even more, the systems of religious persecution and executions, and the total economic collapse (there is a capitalist privilege of talking about economic collapse in terms of 1929 and 2008, not in terms of mass-famine).
As millions of religionists were being horribly put to death back in the U.S.S.R., John Lennon was gleefully imagining it.
“Back in the U.S.S.R.” and “Imagine”are songs that glorify the most brutal ideology of the 20th century. To think positively about that is to relinquish one’s humanity.
When Marx’s imagining no possessions came into fruition, its predictable (very predictable) outcome resulted in mass starvation and carried with it the annihilation of hope. It’s a level of horror I can pretentiously write about, but I have no meaningful grasp on the reality of it – my mind simply cannot comprehend that level of desolation.
It’s one thing to live in a constant state of fear and persecution. It’s quite another to die horrifically. It’s a fate worse still that as you die horrifically to have millions of people joyfully singing about your demise. To even disagree with the notion that this man is a wretched, immoral, evil influence is to be in the wrong.
John Lennon is the lowest caliber of a human being.
Those who ebulliently echo his melodies – while others suffered their reality – are equally low-caliber. That Marx himself endorsed the mass graves, the despotism, the eradication of religion, and that John Lennon sings his praise, is a level of barbarism utterly incompatible with an ethical human being.
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