Saturday, December 10, 2016

Imagine a Moneyless World

John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a world we all should aspire to. His lyrics tell what the world should be: A world living as one, and at peace.

Lennon’s “Imagine” requires a world free from the bondage of money, a prerequisite for sharing the world’s resources. They are resources that belong to everyone as a birthright, and not the possessions of a few.

It’s a world that would bring together fellowship of the world’s people. There would not be a need for political parties, monarchies, fascism, or any other current form of government. There would be no war, because the motivations for war would no longer exist. It would mean to be free from the bondage of religion. It means no poverty, homelessness, or hunger.

No one should think that such a world is not viable. To say it’s not viable is an admission that we aren’t imaginative and smart enough to figure it out. Moreover, if we say we cannot, we never will.