Monday, January 2, 2012

Icons And Idiots

Cee Lo Green is in the news
expressing religionist views.
It's stupid and wrong
to change such a song
and in the end all of us lose.

Cee Lo Green appeared in Times Square for the New Years Eve celebration. The song he chose to sing was "Imagine", by John Lennon. It is a beautiful song, expressing how we could live in peaceful harmony if we put the idiotic things behind us, things that people us to "otherize" those who look or believe differently than themselves.

There is a line in the song, "Nothing to kill or die for, no religion, too". This expresses the belief that religion is something that people kill or die for, and a world without religion would help us all to live in harmony. Green, however, changed the lyric to "Nothing to kill or die for, all religions true". The idiocy of such an inane statement should be apparent to anyone with two brain cells. The obvious fallacy is that all religions CAN'T be true, as most belief systems are mutually exclusive. The thing that has upset most music fans is that "Imagine" is an iconic song, written by an iconic songwriter.

Cee Lo Green is nowhere near as talented, nor as smart, as John Lennon.

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