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 Posted: Thu Nov 9th, 2017 06:17 pm
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Third verse of 'Star Spangled Banner' is racist.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 9th, 2017 06:26 pm
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The 3rd verse, which no one ever sings, has a line that goes "No refuge could save the hireling and slave, From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave."  It's a reference to the British using many American slaves and paid mercenaries to fight on their side.  The slaves were promised emancipation if they won.  This was common practice during the Revolutionary War, but remember that the anthem wasn't written until the War of 1812, so I guess they did it again or it was an older reference. 

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It is so stupid and hurts them on every other issue.

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And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Is it just because of the word "slave"?



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Kriss wrote:
Is it just because of the word "slave"?
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Thing is by calling for it's removal it's actually brought something up that I would bet very few people even knew existed (I didn't).

...and now they've given actual racists something to sing at their rallies and stuff that they know will, to many they oppose, reflect something hateful and mean, and make them even madder.

Morons.



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What's the over/under on how long it takes History books in Canada and the US to consist of a front cover, two pages of author credits, one page that says "Everything that ever happened was gender sensitive and non-racist, everyone loved everyone throughout all times and nothing anyone ever did was wrong or bad, the end.", and a back cover?

Gonna be a bitch to write a thesis soon....

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khawk wrote: What's the over/under on how long it takes History books in Canada and the US to consist of a front cover, two pages of author credits, one page that says "Everything that ever happened was gender sensitive and non-racist, everyone loved everyone throughout all times and nothing anyone ever did was wrong or bad, the end.", and a back cover?

Gonna be a bitch to write a thesis soon....

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khawk wrote: What's the over/under on how long it takes History books in Canada and the US to consist of a front cover, two pages of author credits, one page that says "Everything that ever happened was gender sensitive and non-racist, everyone loved everyone throughout all times and nothing anyone ever did was wrong or bad, the end.", and a back cover?

Gonna be a bitch to write a thesis soon....
Completely agree.  

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Ultimark wrote: khawk wrote: What's the over/under on how long it takes History books in Canada and the US to consist of a front cover, two pages of author credits, one page that says "Everything that ever happened was gender sensitive and non-racist, everyone loved everyone throughout all times and nothing anyone ever did was wrong or bad, the end.", and a back cover?

Gonna be a bitch to write a thesis soon....
Completely agree.  

No, people on the left want Howard Zinn's "People's History of the United States" as the standard textbook. Never mind that the book has its own set of issues.

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