Salon, Alternet Portray the Anthem, Memorial Day as Confederate Hate Symbols

Memorial Day display destroyed by leftists at Occidental college in 2016

Hard-left Salon is going after all of our patriotic symbols and the assault won’t stop until they are all gone. An op-ed in Salon claims that Memorial Day and our National Anthem have their roots in the Confederacy, which is obviously aimed at removing them, though they deny that.

The article was first published in hard-left Alternet with the title, It Is Time to Examine the Words and the Origins of Our National Anthem, Another Neo-Confederate Symbol. The purpose is to have the reader believe it developed from a Confederate culture which is our culture now.

“Long before Colin Kaepernick had the best-selling jersey in the National Football League, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was the cause of an American culture war,” the author writes.

There was indeed a culture war as he writes, but it was not Confederate against American. It was Progressives [hard-left] against patriotic Americans, just as it is today.

The author Jefferson Morley [who should change his first name immediately since it reminds me of slavery] writes: Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner,” with its lyrics deriding black people who took up arms to gain their freedom in the War of 1812, became a point of pride for Southerners.

He’s talking about the third stanza few know exists. This is what it says:

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Yeah, right, Jefferson.

Francis Scott Key was berating British soldiers who hired their soldiers, thus, they were known as ‘hirelings’ . The wasn’t glorifying slavery.

Here is something else from the article that puts Memorial Day in the crosshairs:

In the decades following the Civil War, the defeated South strove to establish rituals such as Memorial Day, which honored the veterans of northern and southern armies equally, implying equality of respect for their causes.

The first large-scale semi-national celebration took place in Virginia but was organized by Union Veterans. Most of the graves are in the south, including Union graves.

The article concludes: In short, neo-Confederates elevated “The Star-Spangled Banner” from patriotic tune to national anthem as a way of honoring southern slaveowners’ rebellion.

That’s absolutely insane though he does a grand job of twisting reality to back it up.

The purpose of the article is to destroy patriotism, end our heritage, and divide our country further. The media is playing no small part.

The assault is coming from all sides. Take the incident with the ACLU this past week.

After the ACLU posted the tweet and the comment above, they admitted it was white supremacy and apologized because of negative feedback from bigots. It’s actually racism against whites on the part of the left.

These people want you to constantly feel guilty about being American as they exploit the concept of racism to do it. The left was responsible for slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation but they are re-writing history.

This latest re-write requires Americans lose their patriotic zeal.

They want to destroy the United States.



  1. People had better wake up to the how far these “anti-hate” groups will go. Can it get much Worse than this!!!

    The town had previously contested the claim, but the SPLC had stood by its marking the Amanas on the “hate map.” Why? The organization claimed “it had confirmation that a group of individuals met sometime in September 2016 at a restaurant in the Amanas.”

    What the hell?? Someone met in a restaurant somewhere. THIS organization needs to be SHUT DOWN and NOW!!

  2. This is a pretty good article that lays it out.

    As one with Jewish heritage I can damn well tell everyone this is how it begins. The most vicious of hatred is against Trump and everything associated with him. How long before the rhetoric begins to include those surrounding him, of whom many are Jews. Does anyone really believe these white supremacists actually support Trump with all these Jews around him. But by spewing inciting hatred among the opposition it will soon give cover to a rise in Real anti-semitism. And This is where the ADL are useful idiots.

    And this is how it begins in nearly every generation of Jewish existence. There is a focus on a group “worthy” of hate, but once a person tastes the elixir of hate it becomes addictive. If that group is so demonized, ostracized, marginalized, and sub-humanized to the point of seeming non-existent the efforts must be directed elsewhere, and as history has repeated itself it will soon fall upon the Jews. Since the numbers are so small, just as these hate groups, there cannot be an effective response by the community here or elsewhere.

    Historical accounts and calculations number the Jews during the Second Temple era at about 8 – 10 million. Today there are roughly 16 million. Jews are not known for having small families especially in the past and the meager population today is the result of generational destruction by mobs, which are rising once again.

    It was so bad in Hollywood a film about anti-semitism, Gentleman’s Agreement, was made about a man who changed his name to sound Jewish and the repercussions than came out of it. That is why so many didn’t use their real names in the industry. Unfortunately we are returning to those days where certain hatreds are becoming normalized all across society, and Worst of all, IN the media.

  3. Lets not forget idiot Uncle Joe Biden……………. Biden kicked off his 2007 White House run by condescending to his current running mate, saying that then-Sen. Barack Obama was the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

  4. If I were on Twitter, or other social media I would be writing about the Racist Left, starting with Bill “Jefferson” Clinton’s remark about Obama. “It wasn’t that long ago he would be Serving us”.

    Then, quoting Wikileaks of the racist references these Democrats emailed to each other.

  5. I once tried to find a use for the magazine, “Salon”, but it came off of my toilet paper roller and even when it I tried to use it, it burned my ass. I believe Jeffrey writes for the left wing rag USA Today, as well??
    I am informed that Jeffrey was trained in his art of communist propaganda at one of the snow flake colleges
    which will stone you if you present an opinion opposite from the “Official College Position” Isn’t Jeffrey a member of Antifa, who writes crap by day and beats up old folks at night?

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