- [Author’s note: I created the above graphic and the reinterpretation of John Lennon’s lyrics. Share at will. Attributing it to me (PA) or to my blog address is appreciated but not required.]
The anti-humanity of John Lennon’s song “Imagine” lies in the bleak nihilism of ending conflict by destroying everything that anyone has ever cared about.
To be human is to love the things that are important to you and to hate the things that would harm that which you love. Letting go of all of that is to stop thinking, stop struggling.
And that’s what 500 corporate logos would have you do. Stop longing for transcendence or thinking about your soul. Stop dreaming. No dominion over public space to secure a future for your child. They gave you Miley Cyrus’s twerking ass. Meat hangs on hooks. Peace.
You can always say NO to Lennon’s ignorant error if you want to live.