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originally posted by: underpass61
originally posted by: Krahzeef_Ukhar
a reply to: infolurker
Well if there someone who isn't problematic it's John Lennon.
Surely no one could dig up any bad actions from his past.
I'd think adopting a national anthem written by a foreigner might be a little problematic. That and the song blows.
originally posted by: Lilroanie
Heh, I've been saying since the day I heard it Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" should be the National Anthem. I get goosebumps still every time I hear it. Star Spangled Banner does nada
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: drussell41
I will NEVER stand for "Imagine" nor place my hand over my heart, etc.
They want you to kneel for it and place your hand into your pocket for reparations. Get with the program.
originally posted by: infolurker
Here we go, as predicted they will now come after the National Anthem. Any bets if the POS sports teams cave on this one? They want to replace the Star Spangled Banner with John Lennon's Imagine. Really?
Makes you wonder why the hold Islam in such esteem since their prophet supported taking slaves, owned slaves, made others slaves, and gave guidelines on how to treat their slaves.
There is growing outrage over calls by activists, historians and journalists to replace The Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem because it was written by slave owner Francis Scott Key, and potentially replace it with John Lennon's Imagine.
They say that because the song was written by Francis Scott Key, a white slave owner who made overtly racist remarks, it is no longer appropriate that lyrics he wrote should still be the national anthem given the ongoing cultural reckoning and recognizing of systemic racism in America.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: SleeperHasAwakened
It's not the song. It's the guy who wrote the song. He was apparently apart of a wealthy slave-owning family who was a racist himself. The historian also claimed he participated in attacks on native Americans and blacks as for some reason the political tension at the time had people doing that.