Left Wing Website Salon Targets America’s National Anthem As “Neo-Confederate” Symbol

When leftists began tearing down Confederate statues recently, many people warned that they wouldn’t stop there. The danger of this trend is that leftists despise too many aspects of American history and are now emboldened.

The far left site Salon is now targeting the national anthem. Take a look at this article:

It is time to examine the words and the origins of our national anthem, another neo-Confederate symbol

Confederate war memorials are just the beginning.

The removal of a statue of Chief Justice Roger Taney from its pride of place in the capital of Maryland is the manifestation of a popular awakening that goes beyond bringing down statues of Confederate heroes like Stonewall Jackson.

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.

This is where things are headed, folks. Will the left be allowed to tear down all of our institutions?


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