October 29, 2009

"loafers, chislers and social parasites"

Kurt Schlichter, The Worst Song of All Time: 'Imagine':

...There's also the gratuitous commie babbling: "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." To quote a better song by the infinitely more talented Frank Zappa, a man with an admirable lack of patience for such treacle, gag me with a spoon.

I'm not sure of the Lennon timeline, but didn't he write this nonsense about the same time he ditched England because of the tax bite he was taking to help pay for its socialist welfare state? Sure, depriving a rapacious lefty government of revenue by moving to someplace with a more sensible tax rate is clearly the morally correct thing to do, but isn't the transparent hypocrisy of this poser a bit much to stomach?

And if all that's not insipid enough, we also get: "You may say that I'm a dreamer/But I'm not the only one." Oh, please.

The most galling thing about "Imagine" is how it urges the listener to assume the mantle of that "dreamer," thereby joining the ranks of the free spirits, bohemians and other assorted loafers, chislers and social parasites who are only too happy to belly up to the table that is our society but who are nowhere to be found when the check arrives:

"Sorry, I can't be bothered to work to build something or to fight to defend anything — you see, I'm a dreamer, so you just let me know when you've gotten everything ready for me to enjoy.� Until then, I'll be here relaxing on my parents' sofa, pretending to read Gravity's Rainbow."...

The moral bankruptcy of Lefty nihilism is, of course, shocking, but what knocks me out is that people—by the millions—make themselves stupid, in order to belong to that world. People are literally giving themselves "virtual lobotomies," lowering their IQ's, in order to exist in the soft vague floofy green/pacifist/vegetarian/hopeychangey/mystical steaming pile of mindless shit that is Bobo culture. (While expecting to be provided with a middle class lifestyle, and, if there's danger, to be defended by strong people with guns.)

Posted by John Weidner at October 29, 2009 8:31 AM
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