Music Journalist Suggests It Might Be Time To Replace The Star Spangled Banner As America’s National Anthem

The American left has lost its mind.

We now have zombie-like mobs tearing down statues and demanding the removal of others. Their hostility towards America and its history is on full display.

In the spirit of this moment, one music journalist is now suggesting that it’s time to replace the Star Spangled Banner as America’s national anthem.

Lyndsey Parker writes for Yahoo Music:

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Why it might be time to finally replace ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ with a new national anthem

In an increasingly anti-racist era when problematic iconography — ranging from Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben to even the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee car and country band Lady Antebellum’s name — is being reassessed, revised or retired, America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” seems to be striking a wrong note.

Last week, protesters in San Francisco toppled a statue of the song’s composer, Francis Scott Key, a known slaveholder who once said that African Americans were “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.”…

So, is it time for this country to dispense with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and adopt a new anthem with a less troubling history and a more inclusive message?

Further down in her column, she floats one suggestion for a replacement song. John Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’ Unbelievable.

So, if “The Star-Spangled Banner” goes the way of the Confederate flag and Gone With the Wind, what should America’s new national anthem be? Whatever it is, Walker says there should be a formal “vetting process” to make sure the next anthem doesn’t have a terrible past; Powell, for his part, suggests John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which he says is “the most beautiful, unifying, all-people, all-backgrounds-together kind of song you could have.”

This madness needs to be confronted with a loud and unmistakable NO.

 

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