While the John Lennon / Yoko Ono song was a hit around the world back in 1971, some groups - mostly religious - took offence at the lyrics - especially the first & second verses re 'heaven & religion'...

But today - especially after I've been scrolling through copious news sites to find something positive (& I didn't), the song has a particular thought provoking message.

The bottom line is basically that if we ditched all the narcissitic dictators we have right now... Not just Russia's President Putin or China's President Xie or North Korea's Kim Jong Un, but any countries 'leaders' who seem to want to 'dominate' not just their own nations but others - we might actually have a peacful and productive existence as a united 'one people - one purpose' life.

Since the beginning of the human race, wars are the result of narcisstic leaders wanting to 'rule' over others.

Religion as far as I'm concerned is a cult. Life began WAYYY before Adam & Eve. And the fact Jesus wore a cross BEFORE he was crucified, says a lot about how the Bible and other religious stories were told & passed on to future generations.

And while I know some people may not agree with me, the bottom line is - thanks to John F Kennedy... "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"... the word 'country' being translated to 'your world'.

After all we are all in this together. Black, white, yellow, etc. We are ALL human's and we are all the same species!

Anyway... as a remider check out John & Yoko's lyrics again and let us know your thoughts.

IMAGINE - Lyrics by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

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, I

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

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world, you

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
Written by: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Album: Lennon Legend
Released: 1997

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