Activists Counsel that America Change the “Star Spangled Banner” with John Lennon’s “Think about” as Nat’l Anthem – The Jewish Voice

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Whereas some athletes and different celebrities have determined that they may “take a knee” whereas the nationwide anthem is performed at varied occasions, now different activists, historians and journalists have truly steered that the Star Spangled Banner be completely changed. The above is a duplicate of sheet music of :The Star-Spangled Banner” printed in 1815. Picture Credit score: Library of Congress

By: Fern Sidman

Plainly the counter culturalists have now revved up their anti-American agenda however this time it takes a approach totally different kind than calling for the toppling of monuments and statues that offend sure people.

Whereas some athletes and different celebrities have determined that they may “take a knee” whereas the nationwide anthem is performed at varied occasions, now different activists, historians and journalists have truly steered that the Star Spangled Banner be completely changed. The explanation, you ask? As a result of they declare that the writer of the long-lasting anthem, Francis Scott Key was a slave proprietor. And subsequently, the additional assert, such an anthem won’t resonate with black Individuals and different minorities.

In accordance with a report within the UK Day by day Mail, these agenda pushed “activists” need the nationwide anthem to get replaced with the tune “Think about” by the late British pop star, John Lennon.

The primary suggestion of such a change was made by historian Daniel E. Walker and activist/journalist Kevin Powell, as was reported by the Day by day Mail. The 2 proffered this concept to Yahoo Music Editor Lyndsey Parker in an article that the latter wrote titled, ‘Why it Could be Time to Lastly Change The Star-Spangled Banner with a New Nationwide Anthem.’    

 

They assert that Francis Scott Key was not solely a white man who owned slaves however made “overtly racist remarks” based on the Day by day Mail report.

 

The report went on to say that “it’s not acceptable that lyrics he wrote ought to nonetheless be the nationwide anthem given the continuing cultural reckoning and recognizing of systemic racism in America.”

 

Powell claims that Lennon’s tune, “Think about” could be an appropriate substitute for the 206 12 months outdated tune that was written throughout the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore as a result of it’s the ‘most lovely, unifying, all-people, all-backgrounds-together type of tune you might have,’ as was reported by the Day by day Mail. The Star Spangled Banner grew to become the official American nationwide anthem in 1931.

 

The report additionally indicated that the suggestion has precipitated a firestorm of types amongst Twitter customers who declare that that is yet one more approach that the Black Lives Matter motion is making an attempt to ‘erase American historical past.”

 

Within the interview, Walker mentioned: “The 53-year outdated in me says you can’t change issues which have existed ceaselessly. However then there are younger individuals who say that America must reside as much as its actual creed. And so, I do aspect with the individuals who say that we should always rethink this because the nationwide anthem as a result of that is concerning the deep seated legacy of slavery and white supremacy in America, the place we do issues over and over and over which can be a slap within the face of individuals of coloration and girls.”

 

Powell mentioned within the interview that Francis Scott Key was born right into a rich household of slave homeowners in Maryland. He added {that a} well-to-do lawyer who had shut associations with Andrew Jackson, who he claims was the Donald Trump of his time and that there was plenty of hate, violence and division.

 

He additionally claimed that throughout the time whem Key practiced regulation, he prosecuted abolitionists, each white and black who staunchly opposed the idea of slavery.   



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