Maybe Obama Would Prefer The Icelandic National Anthem?
Patriotism is overrated. I mean seriously all of this “God Bless America” and flag flying stuff is so tiresome. Don’t you think? In the upcoming election, as unproud and angry Americans we need a candidate who doesn’t care about such an antiquated notion as “patriotism.” I mean aren’t we tired of seeing photos like:
and, of course this one
I mean seriously, after all we are in a war over oil, we have made enemies of the entire world, Bush lied, Repulicans love the rich and hate the poor, we are all racists, bigots, and all around meanies so what we really need is a candidate who doesn’t give a flip about patriotism. Someone who thinks that the flag is something to put on a stamp but not salute, someone who thinks that we should replace the National Anthem with “War, What is it Good For?” Someone who thinks flag lapel pins are a display of fake patriotism, someone like…
Senator Obama. Here he is in the photo Time Magazine made famous last month that was taken during the National Anthem. If we elect him then maybe for once we can all start singing the National Anthem of all countries because after all it is kind of arrogant of us not to include anthems from other countries at least some of the time. How about the Russian Anthem which says in part:
From the southern seas to the polar region
Lie our forests and our fields.
You are one in the world! You are one of a kind,
Native land protected by God!
Ooops–it references God so that is out. Ummm, how about the French Anthem:
Grab your weapons, citizens!
Form your batallions!
Let us march! Let us march!
May impure blood
Water our fields!
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Okay seriously, that is the chorus. I suppose it says that becuase their troops don’t fight so the citizens have to grab weapons. Okay that one sucks. How about Iceland:
“Iceland’s thousand years, Iceland’s thousand years, One small flower of eternity with a quivering tear, That prays to its God and dies.”
Yeesh! Ummm, okay so that one is kind of defeatist–too defeatist I’m afraid. Okay, how about China:
“Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves;
With our very flesh and blood Let us build our new Great Wall!
The Peoples of China are in the most critical time, Everybody must roar his defiance.”
That sounds good except it uses the word “slaves” which is a good description of our people if the Democrats win the White House but kind of politically incorrect. And of course, the Great Wall reference won’t work because of our failed immigration policies. Dang. One more, how about Chile:
Gentle homeland, accept the vows
Given, Chile, on your altars,
That you be either the tomb of the free
Or a refuge from oppression.
Hmmmm. With a little tweaking this might work. How about:
“Gentle homeland, accept the vows
Upon which our Government firmly stood,
That you give your freedom to the State
They can run your life better than you ever could.”
It’s kind of catchy don’t you think? Senator Obama, thanks for helping us all realize the foolishness of honoring our National Anthem by actually singing it and (God forbid) placing our hand on our heart during it.
P.S.-On a serious note-God Bless our troops and their families this week and always. THANK YOU for your service to our Country. Everytime I say the pledge and sing the Anthem (with my hand on my heart) I think of each of you and your sacrifice. I pray each day for your safe return home to your families. Thank you, thank you, thank you. By the way–here is the little known 4th verse of our Anthem:
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