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Salon: the National Anthem is a ‘neo-confederate symbol’

August 28, 2017

  I thought the left jumped the shark on the whole “all Donald Trump supporters are either white nationalists, Nazis, white supremacists, racists, or KKK members” meme a couple of weeks ago. I felt as if their hatred of the President, which they have somehow re-branded as love, has left them not clear thinking and has actually begun to get to the point where nobody could take them seriously any more.

  But just when I thought they could not surprise me any more I realized I was selling them short because now Salon is claiming the National Anthem is a neo-Confederate symbol, I kid you not, here is more:

The Star-Spangled Banner hasn’t quite made it on the chopping block like other symbols of our nation’s dark history with slavery, but it’s next in line.

Making sure of that is Salon staff writer Jefferson Morley whose latest article dives into the patriotic song’s origins and concludes that the anthem is just “another neo-Confederate symbol.” 

Without calling for an outright ban on singing the song at national events or before ball games, Morley lands just shy of that suggestion:

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.

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.

Honoring “The Star-Spangled Banner” was another such ritual. In 1914, on the centennial of Key’s writing the song, supporters launched a campaign to designate “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the one and only national anthem. At the time “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “America the Beautiful” were also considered national anthems, especially in the northern states.

The campaign to elevate the “Banner” was, as one Boston magazine noted in 1914, “a sectarian movement.” That sect was the white supremacist South.

Eventually, Morley notes, “The Southerners won the war in March 1931” when President Herbert Hoover made The Star-Spangled Banner our national anthem.

“Those who wanted ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to serve as the national anthem could not have been more explicit in their politics,” Morley continued. “The Confederate flag… was also a star-spangled banner.”

“In short,” he concluded, “neo-Confederates elevated ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ from patriotic tune to national anthem as a way of honoring southern slave owners’ rebellion.”

  So there you have it, even the National Anthem is racist. People who hold this position point to the third verse of The Star-Spangled Banner as proof because it supposedly calls out slaves who fought for Great Britain in return for their freedom, but they are failing to separate The Star-Spangled Banner from the National Anthem. The third verse is never included as part of the National Anthem so if the South won, as this article states, I fail to see how.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

 

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  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    August 28, 2017 7:47 pm

    Until this, I’d never even known the Star Spangled Banner had a 3rd verse, let along what the words were.

    Now that I’ve read it, another interpretation is that it condemns those who fought on the British side for pay. In other words, paid traitors.

    The Left is interested only the the destruction of America and the concentration of power in the hands of the few. Heil Hillary!

    She’s even begun a book tour to promote herself.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4830426/Hillary-live-Clinton-launching-book-tour.html

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    • August 28, 2017 8:16 pm

      I only recently learned of the third verse myself and I agree with your conclusion that this was about people fighting for pay-mercenaries. I can’t wait to see her on her tour. 😉

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      • August 29, 2017 11:57 am

        haha 🎃

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      • August 29, 2017 7:19 pm

        Or not. 🙂

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    • petermc3 permalink
      August 29, 2017 10:27 am

      We see on November 1st her raging bullshit tour will be hosted by a Jewish Temple in NYC once again proving that self hating by the Jewish community never goes out of style.

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    • August 29, 2017 12:08 pm

      And the ‘paid traitors’ today are the very ones condemning it. Their whole ‘dumbed down’ indoctronated pawns are ‘organized’ by their “plant” leaders, to do their rioting & violent protesting for them and providing for sensationalism news! I bet some of the fake news even use a green screen of the filmed chaos and put their ‘acting reporting’ in front of it ~ lest they be ‘hurt’ by the unruly mob in real time.

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      • petermc3 permalink
        August 29, 2017 12:11 pm

        Do they get a 1099 from Soros?

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      • August 29, 2017 7:20 pm

        Zip, it is amazing how many people you can get to protest when you pay them. 😉

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      • August 30, 2017 1:36 pm

        And give them drugs and alcohol! 🙃

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      • August 29, 2017 7:21 pm

        They should Peter!

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      • August 30, 2017 7:02 pm

        Feed the beast Zip!

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      • August 31, 2017 10:26 am

        I think that’s under the category of “of the beast & every creeping thing.” That spirit of that ‘beast’ lives in the hearts and mind of those who belong to it, some knowingly, others unknowingly, but both worship it and its ways. And it doesn’t follow after Truth, Love or Virtue. (Virtue is involved in healing, casting out devils and such. Steve check out the bottom one, I think you’ll really like it and connect! 😊http://thekingsbible.com/BibleAdvancedSearch.aspx?exc=y&sch=virtue)

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      • August 31, 2017 6:56 pm

        Thanks Zip, I will check out the link. You are right, some are following the beast knowingly while others don’t realize they are but that is no excuse. They don’t know because they are not interested in finding the truth.

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  2. petermac3 permalink
    August 28, 2017 7:59 pm

    Will Johnny Cash be disinterred and sent to a landfill once the left realizes he wrote and performed “God Bless Robert E Lee?” Let’s see if they have the brass….

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    • August 28, 2017 8:22 pm

      I had not known he sang this song but of course I just listened to it and I liked it. It is only a matter of time before he is targeted now!

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      • petermac3 permalink
        August 28, 2017 8:44 pm

        With the wholesale ignorance of history by the american people it would be a slam dunk for the hate groups to pull this off with the spineless politicians at all levels of government pooping in their pants.

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      • August 29, 2017 5:26 am

        The only thing he has going for him at this point is that they haven’t found out about this song yet, when they do there will be hell to pay.

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  3. August 28, 2017 9:06 pm

    This is all part of their attempt at a color revolution.

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    • August 29, 2017 5:30 am

      Awesome!

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    • petermc3 permalink
      August 29, 2017 10:05 am

      The idea that this or a like presentation is not, has not, will not be shown to all school age children in our taxpayer funded schools says it all….
      My podiatrist returned last week from a two week vacation to Krakow, Poland. The people there who love America and what it stands for are in disbelief as to what is going on here as they see us continuing to allow the forces of evil from Obama to the anti-American hate groups, through our apathy and ignorance, to strip away our heritage and our freedoms. He said they don’t have fake news but do have closed borders. Their answer to the E.U.’s threat to kick them out if they don’t open their borders to the middle east and african “refugees” is please do so since they want out anyway.

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      • August 29, 2017 7:22 pm

        They have to be wondering what in hell is going on over here!

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  4. August 28, 2017 9:16 pm

    Here is the fourth verse. This is what is really pissing off the saw crowd.

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    • August 29, 2017 5:31 am

      I remember seeing this one awhile back, thanks for sharing it.

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    • petermc3 permalink
      August 29, 2017 10:12 am

      Excellent.
      Off topic: My beef with the TEA PARTY is they neglected to make aware to the general public their full name: Taxed Enough Already Party. Had they done so their support would have been overwhelming. instead they left themselves open to ridicule by the left from which it hasn’t and never will recover….just one man’s opinion.

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      • August 29, 2017 7:23 pm

        They never did actually promote what the acronym stood for, in fact most people probably do not know this was an acronym in the first place…

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  5. August 29, 2017 12:40 am

    No surprise for Salon, who are obama hilly supporters ~ anti-Americans and President Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 29, 2017 5:32 am

      Nope, no surprise at all!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. August 29, 2017 3:49 am

    well salon is a bunch of commie mutant traitors. and they’re damn lucky we’re patient and peaceful, or we would have dragged them all out by their ears and shot them long ago.

    what do these idiots think they will accomplish by poking a sleeping wolverine with a stick?

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    • August 29, 2017 5:33 am

      They want violence but I don’t know how they can possibly think it will end well for them.

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      • August 29, 2017 2:00 pm

        remember, these are people that worship victim status. being rounded up and placed in POW camps after a failed civil war has got to beat all those other victim statuses.

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      • August 29, 2017 7:24 pm

        You are probably right there!

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  7. August 29, 2017 7:15 am

    I can hardly wait until Thanksgiving come around this year.. No wait….try Columbus day. It will be a real hoot as they try and wipe those days off the calendar.

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    • August 29, 2017 7:24 pm

      Both of those holidays will be on the chopping block, no doubt about it.

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  8. August 29, 2017 10:39 am

    The hirelings and slaves mentioned in the Star Spangled Banner probably refers to the British Navy. The British navy in the 1800’s used “press gangs” imprisioned men I.e. slaves to man their ships. They also paid mercenaries

    “Impressment of American Sailors

    Of all the causes for the War of 1812, the impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy was the most important for many Americans. The British practice of manning naval ships with “pressed” men, who were forcibly placed into service, was a common one in English history, dating back to medieval times.

    Sailors being pressed. From the collections of The Mariners’ Museum. Under British law, the navy had the right, during time of war, to sweep through the streets of Great Britain, essentially arresting men and placing them in the Royal Navy.”

    “The actual number of Americans pressed into service in the Royal Navy is unknown, but it is estimated that a thousand American seamen per year were illegally pressed into British service. Though the United States government regularly protested against the impressment of its citizens, little could be done to protect them.”

    https://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/usnavy/08/08a.htm

    “When the British fleet arrived in the Chesapeake Bay in March 1813, entire families of slaves made their way by canoe to the enemy ships. The British commanders had orders to welcome these refugee slaves, but also to take care not to encourage an outright rebellion against their white masters.”

    PBS (ha ha)

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    • August 29, 2017 7:28 pm

      I wonder if they even know what impressment is or the role it played in the War of 1812. I also doubt if they know this is even what the National Anthem is about. They see it as a song about war and not about standing up and fighting against those who were looking to bring us under their rule.

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