The Pianist in Paris, and the Delusions of the Western Left

A lone pianist touched the emotional core of Western sensibilities when he played John Lennon’s “Imagine” outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where concert-goers were murdered by Islamist gunmen last weekend. The pianist was reportedly watching a France v Germany soccer game when the attacks began. He said that he “just knew he had to do something.” It was his “duty” to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. So he drove 400 miles through the night from Konstanz, Germany to Paris.

Paris Idiot

As one voice ISIS collectively renounced terrorism when the 1st notes of John Lennon’s “Imagine” sounded. Later they joined Parisians in writing messages of hope and forgiveness in chalk on the sidewalk while arranging candles in the shape of hearts and peace signs. After that they chopped everyone’s head off.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    John Lennon’s “Imagine” is still spreading destruction, misery, and moral confusion 35-years after his death.
    A better choice would have been “Bodies” by Drowning Pool.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      How about Bombs the Boats, Feed the Fish?

      • canminuteman
        • dance…dancetotheradio

          It was great to dance to this on draft night/alternative night.

          • canminuteman

            I saw this band a bunch of times back in my college days. I have fond, if dim, memories of slam dancing (what they now call moshing if I understand correctly) at the old Holiday Tavern.

      • Clausewitz

        Our band plays that one. Big request song in Hamilton.

    • mobuyus

      While he talked the talk of love and peace his first wife and child were reduced to collecting welfare. Just like the left to idolize hypocrites and criminals.

    • African

      The French need NO music. They need revenge, they need justice. And they will have to get them themselves because their government won’t give them.

    • Clausewitz

      Hymn #1 in the Atheist Hymnal.

    • Brian Jones

      Or Izzy Stradlin’s “Bomb” (language warning):

      Chances are Izzy meant it as a tongue-in-cheek anti-Bush song, but tough sh!t if he did.

  • The Butterfly

    Worst. Song. Ever.

    • mobuyus

      Ivory and ebony? We are the world?

      • The Butterfly

        Those aren’t even close. Honourable mention to Do They Know It’s Christmas though.

        • mobuyus

          You are one insensitive Butterfly!

        • Justin St.Denis

          A disgusting ditty if ever there was one.

  • Waffle

    How far we have come — or should I say, sunk? — since 9/ll.

    I was struck by Ezra’s comments the other day on his first reporting from Paris. He was stunned by the fact that people did not know how to be, how to react, to such horror. Well, that is understandable, but what was significant was the only comfort they could find was singing gawd-awful commercial pop songs that have become part of our post-modern, materialistic lexicon,

    So, “Imagine” has now reached the status of a hymn-like prayer? All I can imagine when I hear it is John and Oko, naked in bed, thumbing their noses at the world.

    Perhaps it is a fitting tribute for the “fin de siecle” — a little late, but apropos.

    • Alex

      Gavin McInnes did one where he said that he almost felt sorry for the jihadis because they probably couldn’t get any satisfaction out of their actions since Paris was capitulating so easily and thoroughly. He compared it to some meanies giving some unfortunate fellow a wedgie and the victim responding with “yeah, I probably had it coming to me”.

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  • Martin B

    That song makes me sick. Hearing it played at the site of an atrocity is even worse.

  • Dana Garcia

    How many people responded to the Paris attacks by stocking up on ammo and/or firearms? That would have made a more interesting story.

    Reports from a few weeks back found gun stores were selling up a storm in Eastern Europe because they know from their history that hostile Muslims cannot be calmed by a nice melody and flowers.

    • Alain

      France like the rest of Western Europe has strict gun control which means the French people did not have that option. I don’t know if they would have, had they had the option.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    That outa set ISIS back on its heels.

  • Alex

    “After that they chopped everyone’s head off.”

    Yeah, and they did it respectfully, mindful of the beauty of the rich and diverse multicultural tapestry, of which they too were an important part.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Four years ago, I attended a concert by a noted vocal group, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, held in a church in walking distance from my house. “Imagine” was on the program of scheduled performances. As the concert began, a church emcee announced a change and “Imagine” would not be performed. Apparently, it dawned on the stagers that “no religion too” was not an appropriate message for church attendees.

    • mobuyus

      They will have to revise that song to “no religion but islam”. The folk that love this puke inducing peon to communism will love it even more for it’s inclusivity..

  • John

    Were John Lennon alive today, he’d have long ago divorced Yoko. And he’d have probably overturned that piano and told the guy to stop being such a fucking moron.
    Lennon was, after all, a working class Teddyboy who’d been in enough fights to have had his nose broken.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And then he wrote IMAGINE. Not too fucking bright from where I stand.

    • UCSPanther

      Lennon would have probably ended up like Jim Morrison: Dead in a bathtub with dimebags of heroin laying around.

      He was said to have been a heroin fiend in his last years…

  • Sid Falco

    Imagine there’s no Islam…

    • Censored_EG

      The world would be immeasurably better in every conceivable way. Ah, to imagine. 🙂

    • Morticiaa

      Where are the vids on u tube of this parody
      Imagine with those words.
      Imagine there’s no Islam
      Imagine there’s no ……
      Etc et el

  • ntt1

    More empty gestures and street theatre from the progressives”he just knew he had to do something” what he chose to do was a pointless celebration of a particularly nasty totalitarian hymn written by a nasty left wing twit .it would not be so bad except wankers like this one having wasted time and space with theatrics ,usually feel emboldened to join the adult table with more simplistic crap. What was needed was. Belushis character Bluto,to smash the bloody piano then sarcasticaly apologize.

  • FactsWillOut

    This would have been more fitting:

  • Xavier

    Penis! I said a huge penis! Not pianist! Fucking idiot Genies!

    • FactsWillOut

      At least you didn’t get a squad of KKK men showing up with a rope for wishing you were hung like a ni….

  • Oracle9

    Anyone who reads the lyrics to Imagine should be able to see that it’s the philosophy of a cow.

  • UCSPanther

    Putin would love this old Soviet Classic:

    Beats “Imagine” any time…

  • DMB

    The “peace” symbol is also known as Nero’s cross due to its origins from ancient Rome. Roman Emperor Nero had the apostle Peter crucified upside in order to mock Christianity. It is actually meant to represent peace without Christianity. Where there you have it folks France which is the most secular nation in Europe and virtually abandoned its Christian heritage instead of getting peace they now have an Islamic invasion which is providing them anything but peace.