Skip to comments.Edelweiss über alles
Posted on 04/20/2019 10:21:19 AM PDT by Twotone
The moronization of society proceeds apace. As we mentioned on the show, a bigshot New York Times correspondent thinks that playing "Edelweiss" at the White House is some kind of Nazi dog-whistle to Trump supporters. It is tragic and profound the way even small artifacts of our inheritance get trashed in these witless arguments, so, if you want to know the real story of the very last song in the Oscar Hammerstein catalogue, here's what I had to say a couple of years back:
Not long after Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote the song, Theodore Bikel was leaving the theatre when he found a fan and fellow immigrant waiting at the stage door for his autograph: 'I love that "Edelweiss",' said the theatregoer. 'Of course, I have known it a long time, but only in German.'
Not for the first time, Hammerstein had done too good a job. Just as his 'Ol' Man River' for Show Boat is assumed by many to be an authentic Negro spiritual, so 'Edelweiss' is assumed to be an authentic Austrian folk song. Not so. In both cases, a great craftsman manufactured them to solve a structural problem with the storytelling. But he did it so well that they have become for real what they were only intended to simulate. Some years ago 'Edelweiss' was played at the White House, at a state dinner for Austria's President Kirschschlager, and everyone but the Austrians stood up for the national anthem. Actually, no. The current Austrian anthem is 'Land der Berge, Land am Strome', and the only official anthem by Rodgers & Hammerstein is their title number for their very first show, which serves as the state song of Oklahoma.
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They really have to work to make playing Edelweiss a bad thing. They are sick.
I used to have my late wife play Edelweiss on the piano and sing. It seems to me that all beautiful girls can also sing tho the opposite is not true.
I recently saw a Youtube video of Christopher Plummer singing it in his own voice. He was good enough that I think they should have used it rather than have it dubbed by a very slightly better singer.
Um, Hammerstein was half Jewish plus the song was written in 1959 well after the fall of the Nazis, but I guess everything is related to the Nazis today when it comes to the left.
The leaders are moronialls perhaps?
Meanwhile, the smart guys are getting rich trading stocks, finding incredible bargains at estate sales, and running YouTube channels with huge numbers of viewers.
What would be their reaction to the “She’s too fat for me” polka ??
The interesting part of the column was about Kate Smith & the ‘un-PC’ song they’re now trashing her over. The moronials are definitely ‘wagging the dog.’
Just how circumstances or stimuli are perceived by a given individual is a consequence of that person’s mindset. The liberal mindset as opposed to the more rational conservative mindset has been present throughout recorded history. It underscores the theory that political opinions have their ultimate basis in genetically determined hardwired neurons. History has also shown that the liberals whatever time they existed chronically misinterpreted reality and mismanaged. Sadly wherever they came to power, the culture they ruled soon came to an end.
A slow tempo version of Edelweiss is used to open The Man In The High Castle, Amazon’s alternative history drama about an America under occupation after losing WW II.
Well, the ‘yankees’ and the ‘flyers’ have now ejected her songs so there is that. Heard the ‘yankees’ are also tackling climate issues too.
...everything is related to the Nazis today when it comes to the left.
It’s the opening theme for *The Man in the High Castle”, so the journo made an immediate, unmediated assumption while ignoring the Resistance aspect of the series.
Shows what happens when your life is predominately the Internet and streaming entertainment.
Brings back memories of Saturday mornings and “Polka Varieties”
If the Left wants to “Sh%t Bricks over a fake Nazi song I nominate this one.
“Tomorrow belongs to me”
As a “white Nationals” I endorse this fake Nazi athemn
Unbelievable stupidity. Maggie Haberman should hang her head in shame.
As all the gay guys on Twitter pointed out, it would be one thing if the White House tooted out “Tomorrow Belongs To Me.”
And let’s not forget Richard Rodgers, who was Jewish.
Especially leftist behavior. They are rushing to adopt Nazi tactics and intolerance, even as they call everyone who stands against them Nazis.
They have conflated or confused it mit der Horst Wessel song
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