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Why A Black Artist Replaced The National Anthem (Dennis Prager On The Left's View Of America Alert)
Townhall.com ^ | 7/8/2008 | Dennis Prager

Posted on 07/07/2008 9:49:25 PM PDT by goldstategop

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Do I fear for my country's future after the display by Rene Marie of all the values of the post 1960s Left in Denver last week with her substitution of a black separatist anthem for our national anthem and the fact not one Denver City official stopped her and demanded she sing the National Anthem? Yes, I do. Everything the Left has done to our country came home to roost in that one event: ethical relativism, multiculturalism, the supremacy of feelings, artist snobbery and group victimization - the entire Left moral/cultural gestalt. And no one thought what she did was wrong. There is no more more right and wrong, shared national identity, putting country ahead of self, demanding every one be an American first and showing reverence towards America. Today, all that's passe. And the Left can't denounce what Marie did since her values are their values. America deserved better last week.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

1 posted on 07/07/2008 9:49:26 PM PDT by goldstategop
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She was there to sing the national anthem. It is insulting for her to do anything other than.


2 posted on 07/07/2008 9:51:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: goldstategop
HOME RUN!!
3 posted on 07/07/2008 9:51:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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“...not one Denver City official stopped her and demanded she sing the National Anthem....”

Talentless, cowardly, unaccomplished, self-hating white liberals absolutely intimidated by the typical in-your-face black thuggery, and the prospect of being labeled either judgmental, anti-diversity or racist.


4 posted on 07/07/2008 9:53:24 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,”

Why can't they lift their own voices?

My attitude on minorities is this - They need to GET ON THE BUS!

It used to be that blacks had to sit at the back of the bus. But now that they can sit where they please its like they refuse to even get on the bus (figuratively speaking).

Blacks are mistaken if they think I owe them something. What they need to do is apply themselves and GET ON THE BUS!

5 posted on 07/07/2008 9:59:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote For McCain But Trust In The Lord.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

ping


6 posted on 07/07/2008 10:02:14 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: goldstategop

By her admission in singing this song..Blacks are not American and need to start their own country.


7 posted on 07/07/2008 10:04:56 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: goldstategop

+1


8 posted on 07/07/2008 10:06:42 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("In Israel, the President hit the nail on the head. The nails are complaining loudly." - John Bolton)
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To: goldstategop

Excellent!


9 posted on 07/07/2008 10:07:32 PM PDT by RightField (The older you get .... the older "old" is.)
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To: Coffee200am

As horrible a campaigner and as uneven a politician as McCain is, this example shows why he still has a chance. Blacks can marginalize themselves by separating themselves to a degree Hispanics would never do. Obama, to overcome this hurdle has to address this sort of foolishness in the most critical terms. If he ignores it, he risks having a significant proportion of the voting public walk into the voting booth, holding their noses, voting McCain.


10 posted on 07/07/2008 10:12:06 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: goldstategop

Outstanding.


11 posted on 07/07/2008 10:13:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: Coffee200am

Isn’t that what Liberia was supposed to be?


12 posted on 07/07/2008 10:15:54 PM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: goldstategop

Excellent piece by Prager and well said by you.


13 posted on 07/07/2008 10:17:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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"I can see how it may be perceived that way. But I looked at it a different way: I am an artist. I cannot apologize for that. It goes with the risky territory of being an artist." Marie also told the press, "I don't think it is necessary for artists to ask permission to express themselves artistically."

There is a place for artistic expression where it is welcome. When you are asked as an artist to perform a specific song your artistic license doesn't give you the right to perform a completely different song. Since she took the "risk" of being an artist outside of what was agreed upon, she shouldn't be surprised that she is condemned by those that feel her "performance" was unacceptable.

What's next? The Hispanic national anthem? The Muslim national anthem? God only knows where our one indivisible nation is headed.

14 posted on 07/07/2008 10:18:41 PM PDT by eggman (Read it on Free Republic tonight, see it on the network news when the DNC sends them the copy.)
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“Blacks can marginalize themselves by separating themselves to a degree Hispanics would never do.”

Did you see pictures of the immigration demonstratins in LA and other places last year? Mexican flags all over, and hardly one (or not one) US flag. And what about the move to construct a Hispanic homeland, Aztlan, in the US southwest?


15 posted on 07/07/2008 10:26:00 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: goldstategop
Thank you Mr. Prager and goldstategop.....

If this article and especially the “Final Note” at the bottom does not scare you...or at least bother you Americans then we are in more trouble than you think.

Being an “Artist” does not mean you can trash the meaning of singing our National Anthem. I think it is time to "Lose the Hyphens" and start acting like Americans.

16 posted on 07/07/2008 10:36:49 PM PDT by elazarus
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I don’t disagree with Praeger’s conclusions, but I believe he needs to study up on history.

Moral relativism didn’t begin with the 1960s. I think it was Earnest Hemingway who said during the 1920s something like, “It’s good if you feel good afterwards.”

And the view of the artist as an outsider who was required to be more true to his art than social norms began during the 19th century - remember Lord Byron.

These ideas are not new, and I think probably cycle through history as the pendulum swings back and forth.


17 posted on 07/07/2008 10:47:37 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: goldstategop

read later


18 posted on 07/07/2008 11:06:47 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: FFranco

Moral relativism goes back farther than recorded history as they have always embodied the same set of human short-comings that are epitomized by selfish, elitist, snobs. In ancient Rome it was the Epicurians (Liberals), who sought creature comforts, pedophilia and gastronomic excess versus the stoics who chose a restrained, rational, traditional dignified (conservative) life.


19 posted on 07/07/2008 11:09:21 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: EyeGuy
Denver looks yearningly towards the West and always has.

They see San Fransicko and say we want to be spineless like our sister city in California.

As things go, the Black Lucubration Theology followers and Asstzlan Hispanics are going to push whitey over the edge and then it will be Katy bar the door.

Right now white America does not have enough backbone to stand up and say “I have had enough of this Shiite and will not take any more guff”.

20 posted on 07/07/2008 11:20:25 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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