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The one thing we know about racists is that thier sentiments are usually a potpourri of uncoordinated jargon that can only find credibility within the context of a constitutional ammendment; in this case, the First Ammendment is the one that gives them a home to believe and say whatever they choose.
Francis Scott Key's disjointed expressions when he penned those words in the National Anthem found a resting place in the very heart of an institution that prided itself on human sufferings.The barbarity in which it was implemented and administered, continue to haunt us to this day and may never be eradicated.
"....No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave...."
Quite frankly, I was astonished to read of the three other verses, in particular "that third one" of the US National Anthem. Reading it now, it is quite understandable why it was banned entry into the psyche of all who regard only the two known verses of " The Star Spangled Banner as complete. My homographic, double entendre use of the word 'banned' was purposefully intended.
But as those verses had traveled under our scrutiny rader and remained unchallenged for decades, they point to our own folly in not recognizing them earlier. Those contemptuous lines that represented the sentiments of the Southern Antebellum period had remained hidden by the deranged minds whose arrogance had no regards for human degradation. And to this day, they remain part of the anthem never to be extricated.
The stench emitting from what seems to be the prying open of yet another odiferous can of worms (notwithstanding those symbols of the Confederacy and Columbus inquisition)is now center state with the protest of Footballer Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand in its honor.
And who can blame him?
Worse yet, is how the establishment over the years had successfully pull the wool over our eyes and ask Blacks and other People of Color to stand with hand over heart in reverence to flag and country.
And for Mr. Kaepernick's refusal to honor the subjugation of his ancestors in song, he must pay the price of what is an obvious "Black Listing" and the denial of working in his profession.
He is now regarded as a "Free Agent" somewhat characteristically, in the same manner as all those "Free Men" who preceded him.
I can hear the Flies on the San Francisco Board Room walls, abuzz in signing....."You cannot take our money and defile the very same institution that gave it to us in the first place".
You are now a free man.
"Southern jokes have nasty punch lines".
Bwoy, what was amazing about how dis ting come to break, ah doh know if yuh read de story, is dat two black people was sittin in de stands at a football game, an one ah dem deplorables take dey picture an post it on de internet calling dem sumpn such as ignorant niggazz. When de ting went viral de lady defended she self by splaining why she dosent stand, by pointing de spotlite on the nevah disclosed, scarcer dan saltfish head, third stanza of de Star Spangled.
If dey did not go an piss off de lady, neither yuh ah college educated Hamerican, yuh children or yoh chirren chirren, woulda nevah know how racist and vicious dat song was.
You mean to tell me dat none of dem IVY League scholars, dem hundred of thousands of University professors, knew about that malignancy in de National Anthem, to come to Collin Kapernick's aid, and say "gee de brudder ah break, he is not totally wrong, for protesting ah racist song".Like like de Chump would say "nobody knew".
But instead everybody jump on poor Collin for sitting down, as de banner wave, over de land of de free and de home of de brave. Question is, Was Collin free to protest? Was his protest ah brave act.How come ah starting quarterback cant even get ah third string job in dat ting dey call NFL.
Bwoy sap you head wid dat Rivers, before it explode, den sap you knees and run for de border, before dey build de wall.
".....Question is, Was Collin free to protest? Was his protest ah brave act."
Sello, boi wah do you?
Wah kine ah questions in dat?!
One thing ah learn very early in this country of the brave is literally, everything is relative. In the case of Collin, yes! he was free to protest because he did and under his free will.
Now, is there a price to be paid for the exercising of that freedom? Yes! because you see, the freedom we have is not free. All ah we have it, we din have to pay for it but believe you me, it ain't free. Again in the case of Collin, he was able to purchase more freedom than you and me; about $126, 000,000 in contract earnings hence the boi has quite a lot to lose.
This is the same kind of logic they apply to the Cuban embargo. Dey say Kuba should be given the opportunity to show the rest of the world the benefits of pure, unadulterated socialism; free from the contaminants of Yankee influences, money, goods and services.
So you see Sah! When you exercise the rights, freedon or sovereignty, given to you by God and your nice government and go up against the establishment, God may forgive you but the establishment would make you pay.
PS: boi ah en hear from dat other Frenchman yet. He must still trying to clear he head.