Thursday, October 12, 2017



THE FLAG WITHSTOOD AN ONSLAUGHT BY THE BRITISH, BUT THOSE WHO OPPOSE TAKING THE KNEE TO THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, BELIEVE IT CANNOT SURVIVE TAKING A KNEE. LISTEN TO THIS.  WHY WOULD A PERSON OF AFRICAN DISSENT STAND FOR A POEM BASED IN RACIST RHETORIC?

Not knowing about the full poem I have always stood for what I believed was our resilience against the British.  So those who oppose taking the knee believe the Flag cannot survive such protest by those who Francis Scott Key deemed to be subhuman.  This is why we do not white wash history.

The Star Spangle Banner poem was white washed.

In the original Poem but not in the Anthem

"No refuge could save the hireling and slave,

From the terror of flight and 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 white supremacists got away for nearly a century white washing this racist poem so it could become our national anthem.  It is time we all take a knee to the national anthem and speak to its racist truth.
But there will always be those who need to white wash the truth so history is denied.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dare you to kneel to the National Anthem! Put your money where your mouth is...do it and see what happens.

BobbyWC said...

I will never stand for the national anthem again. It was based in racism and has now been used to silence racism. You do not know me. I will not stand for racism. I allowed the Dallas Gay Alliance to boycott my law firm rather than allow them to tell me to stop the boycott against the Gay bars refusing to hire browns and blacks. I stood my ground. I did lose a few racist clients, but that was fine with me. learning they were racists I felt relieved i was no longer helping them.

What you are saying if I refuse to stand for the national anthem, what people will attack me. That tells me a lot about you. But I trust people, and if need be I will take the beating. It will not be the first in my 42 years on the civil rights battlefield and will not be the last.

Bobby WC