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    Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know:
    The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

    BEFORE A PRESEASON GAME on Friday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” When he explained why, he only spoke about the present: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. … There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

    Twitter then went predictably nuts, with at least one 49ers fan burning Kaepernick’s jersey.

    Almost no one seems to be aware that even if the U.S. were a perfect country today, it would be bizarre to expect African-American players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Why? Because it literally celebrates the murder of African-Americans.

    Few people know this because we only ever sing the first verse. But read the end of the third verse and you’ll see why “The Star-Spangled Banner” is not just a musical atrocity, it’s an intellectual and moral one, too:

    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Americans hazily remember, was written by Francis Scott Key about the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812. But we don’t ever talk about how the War of 1812 was a war of aggression that began with an attempt by the U.S. to grab Canada from the British Empire.

    However, we’d wildly overestimated the strength of the U.S. military. By the time of the Battle of Fort McHenry in 1814, the British had counterattacked and overrun Washington, D.C., setting fire to the White House.

    And one of the key tactics behind the British military’s success was its active recruitment of American slaves. As a detailed 2014 article in Harper’s explains, the orders given to the Royal Navy’s Admiral Sir George Cockburn read:

    Let the landings you make be more for the protection of the desertion of the Black Population than with a view to any other advantage. … The great point to be attained is the cordial Support of the Black population. With them properly armed & backed with 20,000 British Troops, Mr. Madison will be hurled from his throne.

    Whole families found their way to the ships of the British, who accepted everyone and pledged no one would be given back to their “owners.” Adult men were trained to create a regiment called the Colonial Marines, who participated in many of the most important battles, including the August 1814 raid on Washington.

    Then on the night of September 13, 1814, the British bombarded Fort McHenry. Key, seeing the fort’s flag the next morning, was inspired to write the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    So when Key penned “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” he was taking great satisfaction in the death of slaves who’d freed themselves. His perspective may have been affected by the fact he owned several slaves himself.

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    Relevant: As for the 1812 war V the English tyrants, the Zionist Rothschilds Crime Family had their evil fingers in that one as well...


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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post

    So when Key penned “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” he was taking great satisfaction in the death of slaves who’d freed themselves. His perspective may have been affected by the fact he owned several slaves himself.
    No, he wasn't. He was talking about slaves who indentured themselves (not free) to the British in order to kill Americans during wartime. Not unreasonable to hope the escaped slaves/traitors get killed; also completely reasonable for the slaves to run off. And this has nothing to do with anything. That back-up QB probably had no clue there was another verse to the anthem. He's sitting down because he hates America and wants his starting position back, as well as some attention. He blames police for the way black criminals are treated.

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    It is my understanding that CK recently became a muslim and this is when his behavior began to change. The MSM is probably afraid to report this as it may be seen as racism, even though muslim is NOT a race.

    I believe the tie in between sports and patriotism is unnecessary, possibly unsavory and more a propaganda tool than any thing else.

    As for CK, if he gets to be a distraction to the team, cut him loose. Bizzness is Bizzness.


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