Red Rocks

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Which National Anthem?

I've been seething of late about the current Administration's abuses of American freedom. Instead of "enforcing" the law of the land, the President and his posse have just been "makin' and interpretin' those laws" on their own.

In light of the upcoming Winter Olympic games, where some American citizen will win a gold medal and thereby earn the right to mouth the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" on national television, I am proposing a (national) contest to rewrite the words to the national anthem to better reflect our current situation.

At a minimum, you must find something to replace "...the land of the free, and the home of the brave."

Just send me your ideas in the comment section, I'll do my best to sift through and pick out the New and Improved Anthem. If it's really good, I'll send it to one of my favorite blogs where they actually have readers!

3 comments :

- r@fink said...

Okay, the new Anthem wiil be to the tune of "America the Beautiful".....with these words.

America the Lost Liberties

O Bush is boss o'er land and sky
For money rules the day
With copious lies and domestic spying
Be careful what you say!
America! America!
Where can our freedom be
If your skin is dark or oppose the war
Bush has his eyes on thee!

NOR said...

I am here in the new melting pot, watching first hand the amazing injection of diverse culture and skin tone into the gene pool. As the world flattens, and these migrations change us all I expect we will all be sing'n a different anthem.

The Romans, Egyptions and Greeks found they they no longer could police their borders, as they were too vast and complex. I expect we will also be unable to police our cultural boders as we have becasue they are too diverse.

The problem today is we have an enemy. They do not have a nationality, and they appear to have a strict and motivating religion. They are also global. It is difficult to understand what they want. They live and prosper among us, and they have their zealots who attack us directly.

Our leaders agree that we need to do some things to confront this enemy. Obviously what we have done so far has not worked. There is a very charismatic leader in Iran now making nukes, Hamas just won an election, this "group think" has become more dangerous. We seem to be playing right into this mess.

A thought came to me while listening to my ultra-conservative neighbor discuss the war in Iran. I said to Don, "Don, your right; we must deal with this threat, completely" Mao did it, Stalin did it and we did it in Japan. We are faced with the challenges of a cultural and religious revolution. "The only way we can win this kind of war is to anihilate this anti-American culture, and we must destroy it" That thought pretty much shut Don up. The strategy of dropping nukes on Bagdahd, not to mention the other strongholds in Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran.... Now if one is so serious about defeating this enemy, I see no other way.


seg into the song...

Oh'''oh say can you see, our cultural wanning, and what once was so clear; is corrupt and deserves no trust...so lets get out the thermal nuclear weapons, and destroy the "evil state"

O'er the ramparts we watch'd,
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, blah blah blah....

I hope this does not happen, but I gotta think we are heading this way. If we can stall long enough (drink good beer and fine wine), if we become energy independant, and get our ass out of the middle east; the wave of diversity that is moving across this country will change things in a good way. If it gets to Texas we are home free...

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- r@fink said...

Do you guys remember when all we had to worry about was ...."where's the party!"