Filth rag “entertainment” such as Buzzfeed, PopSugar, and Salon have dubbed themselves legit news sources. Pause for laughter. Actual news sources scoff at such claims, but these huggie donning implings just use crayons to etch out the things they dislike (see Salon Goes Full Scumbag, Actually Blames Conservatives for Politicizing Charlie Gard and Salon.com Says ‘Memes More Dangerous Than Fake News.’ Nice Try, Morons…).
Now Salon is trying to give a history lesson in why the national anthem shouldn’t be the national anthem. If any giant meteors are headed our way, now would be a great time.
What we are seeing is the popular repudiation — and violent defense — of the neo-Confederate ideology that has shaped the symbols of American public life for the last 150 years. Some of these symbols now draw protests, while others are woven into public life.
For example, observing Memorial Day and singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” are uncontroversial patriotic gestures, yet there is no disputing that neo-Confederates developed these rituals. That doesn’t necessarily mean the holiday and the national anthem should be jettisoned, along with Robert. E. Lee statues, only that their historical roots should be recognized and taught.
Apologies for the ingnoramusly long block quotes. Salon wanted to sound “intelligent” by rambling with incoherent thoughts. Using their micro-brains is difficult.
Likewise, 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.
In short, neo-Confederates elevated “The Star-Spangled Banner” from patriotic tune to national anthem as a way of honoring southern slaveowners’ rebellion.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: what tainted strain of the devil’s plant are leftists smoking? The National Anthem was written during the War of 1812, in which blacks did not fight for their freedom. The song was written about a morning in 1814 when an American fort was invaded by the British. The British. Not whip cracking slave drivers.
And Memorial Day? It was created to honor soldiers from both the North and South. Also, the tradition of honoring dead soldiers has been around much longer than that. It wasn’t a race thing. I know it’s hard, but try to use thy shriveled brains, leftists. And history books.
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