Yahoo published a column by their music editor Lyndsey Parker in which she argues that the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ is “blatantly racist” and needs to go.
It is not racist. That is a false claim spread around by the leftists for years, based on a deliberate misinterpretation of one stanza.
In the column, Parker thinks that we can’t use the patriotic song because the author of the national anthem, Francis Scott Key, had ties to anti-abolitionists. Parker lauds the criminal vandals who tore down a statue of Francis Scott Key last week in San Francisco.
“In an increasingly anti-racist era when problematic iconography — ranging from Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben to even the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee car and country band Lady Antebellum’s name — is being reassessed, revised or retired, America’s national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ seems to be striking a wrong note,” Parker wrote.
For the far-left America haters trying to take down America, it’s easy for them to destroy our history, much like ISIS, because they are attacking them for slavery which was legal in the 1700s and through half of the 1800s. You can’t judge people today by customs of the times. Blacks were not the only people treated terribly in those times. The entire argument is absurd, yet they do it on an unwitting public. We should recognize the evil and the good.
Parker told the editor that the song should be replaced because Key “did not believe in freedom for all people. And yet, we celebrate him with this national anthem, every time we sing it.”
He didn’t suggest a replacement song, but many Blacks have suggested a dreary song about slavery and an evil America.
This is really what kneeling during the anthem is all about for leftists. The left has wanted the anthem gone for some time. They hate patriotism, They hate our Founding. We are watching the hate America crowd taking over.
President Trump has ordered the National Guard to protect Some of the GOP are objecting to the removal of statues: