Feminist/leftist rag “entertainment” such as Buzzfeed, Gizmodo, and Salon have dubbed themselves legitimate news sources. Hold for laughter. Actual news sources scoff at such claims, but these bottle fed children just use markers to etch out the things they disagree with.
Now Salon is trying to re-write history and lecture Americans as to why the national anthem shouldn’t be the national anthem. This is really the truest goal of the leftists, burning universities, smashing statues, and the complete destruction of our country and Constitution. (Reference: A History of Antifa and Alt-Left Violence: January – August 2017 (Videos and Pictures))
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.
We have to apologize for the ingnoramusly long block quotes. Salon, like other leftist magazines, wanted to sound “intelligent” by rambling on with incoherent thoughts to fill the article. Using their micro-brains appears to be very 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.
We’ve said it before and we’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? Really? Memorial day was created to honor soldiers from BOTH the North and South after the Civil War. Also, the tradition of honoring soldiers who died has been around a lot longer than that. It wasn’t, and still isn’t a race thing. I know it’s hard, but try to use thy shriveled brains, leftists. Oh….and history books. We know facts are hard to compute.
Expect it to get worse before it gets better folks.