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Ain't That America?

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 01:13 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Jesus Christ . . . the point is that people are whining about the national anthem,
and "America the Beautiful" is not the national anthem. Rolling Eyes
I am acutely aware of Francis Scott Key aboard the English ship
bombarding Fort McHenry in the War of 1812, when dawn broke upon the Flag.

Someone singing America The Beautiful logically has no bearing
on whether anyone TRANSLATED the National Anthem,
to which some folks appear to have taken exception.
It shud not be difficult for u to figure that out.
It is a known fact that the REAL National Anthem is sung at athletic events.
It is theoretically possible that someone might have translated it,
to the objection of the populace. I dunno.

Its a good thing that u "never" get angry.
Its always good to remember that.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 01:58 pm
@coldjoint,
I like to think of myself as a white.





David
coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 02:11 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
I like to think of myself as a white.


Do you have to be white to have respect for individual freedom? It seems like it. Why people enjoy being grouped while someone(usually white) whines for them, is beyond me.
Baldimo
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:00 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Who used the term minorities? Who mentioned color?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:14 pm
I have a question for those who found the multiple voices singing the song in different languages to be shocking, unAmerican, etc.

If it was just one singer's voice singing the song in all those languages, would your reaction be any different? Why?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:18 pm
Me no understandee.

At all.

The song is not your anthem, and is, despite being cynically exploited by a global corporation who really couldn't give a flying toss about anything other than the bottom line, quite a pleasant message to see and hear.

Why should people get so angry about it? You're not honestly saying that some of your people are actually of a mind that this is your actual anthem, rather than the Star Bangled Spanner!
Surely not!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:24 pm
@Baldimo,
Baldimo wrote:

Who used the term minorities? Who mentioned color?


a couple of hundred people I was unfortunate enough to read on my FB feed

I had to turn off some subscriptions. I don't really want to know that Americans can be that ugly toward their fellow citizens.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:36 pm
@coldjoint,
DAVID wrote:
I like to think of myself as a white.
coldjoint wrote:
Do you have to be white to have respect for individual freedom? It seems like it.
I believe that u don t.
I imagine that a lot of Cubans (not all white)
felt bad at the advent of communist slavery.
Witness how thay fled in boats, a few times; probably not all white.
To be honest: I was not racially analytical (not observant) qua the refugees.
The Cuban refugees who became citizens have reputations
for voting in favor of Individual freedom in November.
There were refugees from slavery in Red China; not white.
Probably others; I dunno. I wonder how the Japs felt when MacArthur
liberated Japan, curtailing the power of government ?
I don t remember interviews at that time.





coldjoint wrote:
Why people enjoy being grouped while someone (usually white)
whines for them, is beyond me.
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Baldimo
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:41 pm
@ehBeth,
BVT wants me to answer for what others have said. I was wondering why he addressed the question to me. I never said anything about minorities or color.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:54 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
blueveinedthrobber wrote:

Setanta wrote:

Jesus Christ . . . the point is that people are whining about the national anthem, and "America the Beautiful" is not the national anthem.

Rolling Eyes


Like you, I don't understand why that's so difficult to grasp


Well I didn't get it either until I watched the commercial B-fly posted.

I needed some context as I (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) didn't watch the Superbowl or see that commercial.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 03:58 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:
I have a question for those who found the multiple voices singing the song
in different languages to be shocking, unAmerican, etc.
I was un-sure of what I was hearing.
I was trying to figure out whether
thay were just mumbling n slurring words.
Some of their words were very clear.




Butrflynet wrote:
If it was just one singer's voice singing the song in all those languages,
would your reaction be any different? Why?
No.
Let me be clear that I don t like multi-culturalism in America,
but having said that: IF ALIENS (here or anywhere) CHOOSE TO SING
OF THE BEAUTY OF AMERICA
, then toward that: I have no objection.


I remember standing in line in Formosa, years ago.
The Nationalist Chinese were attending to identity badges,
bearing our names and countries of origin. I saw the different symbols
on my badge and I asked a Chinese citizen with whom I was conversing for a translation.
He said that the Chinese symbols literally meant "the Beautiful Country." That was moving.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 04:13 pm
@chai2,
blueveinedthrobber wrote:

Setanta wrote:

Jesus Christ . . . the point is that people are whining about the national anthem, and "America the Beautiful" is not the national anthem.

Rolling Eyes


Like you, I don't understand why that's so difficult to grasp
chai2 wrote:
Well I didn't get it either until I watched the commercial B-fly posted.

I needed some context as I (and I'm sure I'm not the only one)
didn't watch the Superbowl or see that commercial.
I agree.
Laying aside for the moment the error of identification
as to which patriotic song was the National Anthem,
I surmised (in error) that the controversy was regarding whether aliens
shud be translating American patriotic music or not.





David
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 04:22 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Let me be clear that I don t like multi-culturalism in America,


without multi-culturalism, you would be listening to/singing only this version

ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 04:23 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

I surmised (in error) that the controversy was regarding whether aliens
shud be translating American patriotic music or not.


American citizens are aliens?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 04:25 pm
@ehBeth,
I see; Cherokee.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 04:26 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:

I surmised (in error) that the controversy was regarding whether aliens
shud be translating American patriotic music or not.


American citizens are aliens?
No. Were thay citizens ?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 3 Feb, 2014 04:42 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
"I surmised (in error) that the controversy was regarding whether aliens
shud be translating American patriotic music or not....."

Try to imagine how we feel, with you lot speaking English! Very Happy

Go find a language of your own for your patriotic songs!
 

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