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September 15, 2014

Hardy Perennial: Some Prog Sissy Whines that the Star Spangled Banner is Too Militaristic

In Politico Magazine, but discussed at the National Review.

Our anthem is too militaristic? Um, we're not even in the top fifteen.

Here are the first few stanzas of the French national anthem. I've bolded my favorite parts.

Let's go children of the fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny's
Bloody flag is raised! (repeat)

In the countryside, do you hear
The roaring of these fierce soldiers?
They come right to our arms
To slit the throats of our sons, our friends!

(Refrain)

Grab your weapons, citizens!
Form your battalions!
Let us march! Let us march!
Let their impure blood
water the furrows
(of our fields).

...

Tremble, tyrants! and you, traitors,
The disgrace of all groups,
Tremble! Your parricidal plans
Will finally pay the price! (repeat)
Everyone is a soldier to fight you,
If they fall, our young heroes,
France will make more,
Ready to battle you!

Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors,
Bear or hold back your blows!
Spare these sad victims,
Regretfully arming against us. (repeat)
But not these bloodthirsty despots,
But not these accomplices of Bouille,
All of these animals who, without pity,
Tear their mother's breast to pieces!

Gotta love a single lyric that mixes racism ("impure blood") with psychopathic imagery ("Hey I've got a sexy little notion -- let's water our squashes with their impure blood").

It goes on a bit. Bear in mind that part about "watering our furrows with the invaders' impure blood" is repeated about seventy-three thousand times. *

Cracked has digested five more national anthems that make the Star Spangled Banner look like a transcript of a very special episode of The View about Vajazzling.

Here's a quote from the Algerian anthem:

"We swear by the lightning that destroys, By the streams of generous blood being shed"

"When we spoke, none listened to us, So we have taken the noise of gunpowder as our rhythm, And the sound of machine guns as our melody"

So this jackass needs to shut up. We can't go to war with countries singing about their blood gushing from their wounds like eternal serpents (Turkish national anthem) when our boys are stuck singing something that wouldn't upset our more sensitive progressive sitzpinklers.

By the way: You know what song this pus*y wants to replace the Anthem with?

With this:


Imagine our Marines singing that as they wade into mud and bullets. But not ironically.

Okay he doesn't really suggest that song but that's about his speed.

* There's actually a stanza of the French National Anthem that doesn't usually get sung:

Except the Germans, except the Germans
Let the Germans eat of our fields
and dance with our women
And when we say dance we mean "for starters"
You can do whatever, really
We really haven't any shame to speak of.
O Germans, we will make you such fine workers.
Like children, we crave boundaries.
We yearn to live under your Teutonic yoke
We are jackals and you are lions.
We're not even jackals. We're baby-jackals.
You're all so handsome and tall
and you wear snazzy boots
Living under your rule is wonderful
as wonderful comme etre baise dans la bouche
par Monsieur Gros-Pied,
which we enjoy greatly.

I don't know how to translate that bit near the end; it appears idiomatic.

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posted by Ace at 07:29 PM

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