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Outrage as Pennsylvania high school marching band commemorates 1917 Russian Revolution at half time
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Posted on 09/25/2012 2:16:21 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

A Pennsylvania high school marching band has caused outrage by commemorating the Russian Revolution in a halftime performance - brandishing red flags, military uniforms, hammers and sickles.

Historians and parents of students at New Oxford High School have lambasted the choice of entertainment which remembers an event that gave way to Communism and the deaths of millions.

Even though the school's colours are red, white and blue, they have adopted the theme of 'St Petersburg: 1917' for their halftime shows, including one last Friday, Fox News reported.

'It was Glee meets the Russian Revolution,' a concerned parent told Fox. 'They had giant hammers and sickles and they were waving them around. 'There is no reason for Americans to celebrate the Russian revolution. I am sure the millions who died under Communism would not see the joy of celebrating the Russian revolution by a school 10 miles from Gettysburg.'

Paul Kengor, the executive director for the Center for Vision & Values at Pennsylvania's Grove City College, added that he originally thought the performance was a joke.

'This is surreal,' he said. 'The Bolshevik Revolution launched a global Communist revolution that from 1917 through the 1990s was responsible for the deaths of over a hundred million people.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 09/25/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Oh my God, we over looked the band teachers! It would be the last time my child was a member of that band. They have some nerve!!


2 posted on 09/25/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Ohiobelle

My child would drop band, post haste, until a new band director could be found.

People should be outraged.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 2:22:28 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I'm only shocked at not being shocked. America may have seen it's best days. de Tocqueville had it exactly right.
4 posted on 09/25/2012 2:22:31 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: jwalsh07

Those kids don’t even know what this is about


5 posted on 09/25/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ohiobelle

The climax was the execution of the Romanov’s ?


6 posted on 09/25/2012 2:23:17 PM PDT by molson209
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To: InvisibleChurch

Best description I have heard of this was “Lenin Meets Glee”


7 posted on 09/25/2012 2:24:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: InvisibleChurch

Obama may be embracing the brotherhoood but libs are going straight for Communism..where it counts ..in our schoolds


8 posted on 09/25/2012 2:27:09 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: InvisibleChurch

Obama may be embracing the brotherhoood but libs are going straight for Communism..where it counts ..in our schools


9 posted on 09/25/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: GeronL

Neither did the Hitler Youth. That’s the scary part Geron.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 2:27:23 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: GeronL

I was going to say the same thing... but you beat me to it. It’s not their fault... hang the band director.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 2:29:07 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: FrankR

I am sick and tired of these liberal teachers that think they know what’s best for our kids!


12 posted on 09/25/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A good one from Boney M.

“There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstacy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the kasachok he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she’d heard the things he’d done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son

(Spoken:)
But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
for power became known to more and more people,
the demands to do something about this outrageous
man became louder and louder.

“This man’s just got to go!” declared his enemies
But the ladies begged “Don’t you try to do it, please”
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they’re not to blame
“Come to visit us” they kept demanding
And he really came

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
He drank it all and he said “I feel fine”

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn’t quit, they wanted his head
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
And so they shot him till he was dead

Oh, those Russians...”


13 posted on 09/25/2012 2:29:41 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: InvisibleChurch

STUNNED SILENCE


14 posted on 09/25/2012 2:29:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: InvisibleChurch

Put “The Black Book of Communism” on the Summer reading list. Then administer a 150+ question exam on it the first week back in school.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 2:30:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: jwalsh07; GeronL

Hey, those kids know it was a “revolution.”

American, Bolshevik, sexual.... whatev!

/sarc


16 posted on 09/25/2012 2:30:41 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: InvisibleChurch

YHGTBSM.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 2:32:53 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Bikkuri

The principal ought to hang alongside. And where were the parents of these kids who’ve been rehearsing this half-time program? You’re telling me nobody knew or noticed what was going on until the performance? Sure.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

there’s no list of the songs they performed though I wonder if they played “L’Internationale” whether they had to pay a royalty for it?


19 posted on 09/25/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I am no longer shocked. These kids can’t have any idea what they are doing. 100 years ago is ancient history to them. As for Rebecca Hairball, the Superintendent... she is playing a little too dumb. She and the band director know exactly what they are doing.

Rebecca Harbaugh, the superintendent for the Conewago Valley School District, told Fox News that the band’s performance was “not an endorsement of communism at all.”
“It’s a representation of the time period in history called St. Petersburg 1917,” she said. “I am truly sorry that somebody took the performance in that manner. I am.”
“If anything is being celebrated it’s the music,” she said. “It is what it is. I understand people look at something and choose how to interpret that and I’m just very sorry that it wasn’t looked at as just a history lesson.”


20 posted on 09/25/2012 2:36:02 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.s)
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To: workerbee

I was thinking that the parents may not have know ‘the big’ picture.. and they, for sure, had no idea about the uniforms :p


21 posted on 09/25/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: workerbee
Be sure not to miss our Salute to the Cultural Revolution during the halftime show when your Colonials return home to face the Fighting Oscelots of Eugene V. Debs High on Friday night, October 12."
22 posted on 09/25/2012 2:37:10 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: workerbee

Congratulations, Pennsylvanians. YOUR tax dollars support the petty bolsheviks in YOUR school system teaching YOUR children.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 2:37:20 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Bikkuri

No one wants to take responsibility, like this President it’s never their fault.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 2:37:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: InvisibleChurch

How can anyone send their kids to a socialist school system? That is crazy! Did they teach these kids about the millions of suburban people starved and murdered by these great revolutionaries? Omg...


25 posted on 09/25/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: InvisibleChurch

And to complete the show, the band instructor was executed for crimes against the state.

This message approved by the Lenin & Trotsky re-election committee.


26 posted on 09/25/2012 2:40:21 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: InvisibleChurch

Next week: Holocaust Halftime!


27 posted on 09/25/2012 2:40:21 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: jwalsh07

Hitler Youth slogan.... “FORWARD”


28 posted on 09/25/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: InvisibleChurch

What the hell?

I’m agreeing with STUNNED SILENCE.

How did the show ever reach performance without someone saying SOMETHING!??!?!


29 posted on 09/25/2012 2:43:43 PM PDT by Advil000
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To: InvisibleChurch
I wonder if they played “L’Internationale” whether they had to pay a royalty for it?

Seriously? Someone holds the rights to L'Internationale and you've gotta pay royalties on it? LOL!!!!


30 posted on 09/25/2012 2:43:52 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

well, that’s my question


31 posted on 09/25/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Sequoyah101

Yeah superintendent Rebecca, we can appreciate the music... as a one-off piece during a band performance. That’s educational.

Carrying the symbol and wearing the uniforms is something the hell else entirely and you know it!


32 posted on 09/25/2012 2:48:52 PM PDT by Advil000
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To: InvisibleChurch
People should ask kids about what they believe about Communism. Let them talk. Ask them if they cheer America in international sports competitions. The kids (I teach 12 year olds Sunday school) here in western PA think Communism and capitalism are morally equal ways to run a country. They do not reflexively cheer for America when competitions like the Olympics come on TV.

My niece noticed the same thing in college students during her year abroad. She was surprised foreign students were proud of their countries. She said the Americans were proud of their states or cities but not America.

Yes they are all public school educated.

33 posted on 09/25/2012 3:01:26 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Bikkuri

If my kid were in that school I would probably be in jail for kicking someone’s A$$!!


34 posted on 09/25/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Advil000

Apparently Bolshevism is such the rage right now, there is no longer any pretense at hiding it. It’s quite alright that I lost countless relatives in the Siberian death camps, thanks to the murdering goons. That 6-7 million Ukrainians were tortured and murdered in one winter alone. They were mostly Christians, so who cares (in this new world order of hate-Christians).

What’s next, a celebration of Hitler’s favorite music? After all, he did listen to some nice music. What’s the matter with reenacting it? /s

I’m pretty much going to blow my lid right now.


35 posted on 09/25/2012 3:06:31 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: InvisibleChurch

Useful idiots!


36 posted on 09/25/2012 3:25:58 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: InvisibleChurch

Kids just getting ready for Obama’s second term.


37 posted on 09/25/2012 3:26:42 PM PDT by Argus
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To: InvisibleChurch; Travis McGee
Note that YET AGAIN, the real reporting about America is occuring in the foreign press.

They really will need to put up an international firewall, to prevent all this icky 'information' and pesky 'facts' from getting to the proles in the US.

38 posted on 09/25/2012 3:31:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Sequoyah101

“It is what it is.”

Please, someone strike thus sentence from the language.


39 posted on 09/25/2012 3:32:23 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: molson209

“The climax was the execution of the Romanov’s ?”

Probably just some gun owner down the street. Much easier to find and teaches the same lesson.


40 posted on 09/25/2012 4:02:12 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I can’t believe the comments to that article......


41 posted on 09/25/2012 4:07:11 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Sequoyah101

Of all the time periods to represent in a musical presentation, it just HAD to be St. Petersburg, 1917.

Oh, okay.

Yes folks, they think we are stupid.


42 posted on 09/25/2012 4:12:28 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: InvisibleChurch; All

The band will change their tune next week as they learn what the Ukrainian famine was like as Moochelle’s Free Lunch Program has eliminated one of its main components...Food. Starve like a good comrade...


43 posted on 09/25/2012 4:17:52 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: cld51860

How long does it take for that site to post comments? I left a couple but they don’t appear.......


44 posted on 09/25/2012 4:21:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Borax Queen

You need to go post on local blogs and newspapers there. Tell the story


45 posted on 09/25/2012 4:23:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

communist Martyrs High School?


46 posted on 09/25/2012 4:27:04 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: InvisibleChurch

The 75th Anniversary of WWII is coming up, I wonder if they’ll do a stirring rendition of the Horst Wessel Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYIU09o1gsI&bpctr=1348616903

or maybe the Panzerlied:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8nzQ060_4&feature=fvwrel

or Marcha Erika, a Waffen-SS march:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiDTDWg0pUI&feature=related

Don’t get me started...


47 posted on 09/25/2012 4:36:27 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Lenin, Lennon... it’s all the same.


48 posted on 09/25/2012 4:42:09 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tublecane

I do to. I detest it. It reeks of resignation, weakness and insouciance.

It is an loathsome to all that is American.

IT SUCKS!


49 posted on 09/25/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.s)
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...brandishing red flags, military uniforms, hammers and sickles...what, no reenactment of the slaughter of the Czar and his family?.......
50 posted on 09/25/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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