Skip to comments.'Racist Anthem' spray painted on 106-year-old Francis Scott Key statue in Baltimore
Posted on 09/13/2017 9:46:10 AM PDT by C19fan
A statue to Francis Scott Key, the writer of the Star Spangled Banner, was defaced overnight in downtown Baltimore, with someone painting Racist Anthem on the side of the Bolton Hill monument.
Baltimore Police received a report of the vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. They are investigating, but have no suspects.
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I have been saying that the national anthem will be targeted next.
Must be disgruntled illegal British immigrants.
Charm city; one giant ghetto with some crazy commie whites thrown in. Great town.
There is mention of slaves in the third stanza of the anthem: “No refuge could save the hireling and slave”.
So is the anthem racist? Absolutely not. From Wikipedia, an explanation:
“The reference to slaves is about the use, and in some sense the manipulation, of black Americans to fight for the British, with the promise of freedom. The American forces included African-Americans as well as whites. The term ‘freemen,’ whose heroism is celebrated in the fourth stanza, would have encompassed both.”
But of course no liberal/anarchist/antifa goon would bother with that explanation. Fascist violence is their only response to any “trigger”.
God damn son of @%## bastards.
I’m sick of this @#%$@%#!%#@.
These people need to be shot. And the loudmouth liberals enabling them with “take it down” spanked in public.
MD ping. Let’s be timely. Probably on the 11 news tonight.
Shoot to kill patrol on these vandals. Fewer but better leftists.
The purpose of undermining the history is to undermine the nation.
Then the flag.
Given the history of slavery in the US, how many people are going to be OK with singing a verse denigrating slaves, no matter what the convoluted explanation? That’s why it’s never sung. But it’s not necessary to get rid of the entire song.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
“A statue to Francis Scott Key, the writer of the Star Spangled Banner, was defaced overnight in downtown Baltimore, with someone painting Racist Anthem on the side of the Bolton Hill monument”
I never saw this coming. And I’ll be so surprised if they attack Abraham Lincoln.
Most people don’t sing that verse because they never get that far into the song. When was the last time you heard anything beyond the first verse? Only at a seriously patriotic event.
Give me a break!
I’m willing to bet my next non-gov’t pension check that the Alpha Hotel that desecrated the statue had no idea that our National Anthem has more than one stanza.
If Sherman, Lincoln, Grant, and Sheridan could look into the future, they’d more than likely have a great change of heart.
> how many people are going to be OK with singing a verse denigrating slaves <
But the verse is not denigrating slaves in the first place! It is just saying that those slaves (who were in British service) were in a dangerous position when the battle started. And that makes sense, as those slaves had demanded to be placed in the front lines, opposite the American forces.
And by the way, the term “hireling” refers to the well-known British practice of using mercenaries.
“No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or 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.”
There should be a ten-thousand dollar fine, and five years in jail for defacing, damaging, or destroying, a publically erected statue...no matter who it is.
Defacing, Damaging, or Destroying...it could be called the “3D Statue Statute”.
This is MAJOR, being a pretty spread-out monument.
Oh, and how about that mayoral spokesman “we understand the freedom of expression” - uh, what? NOT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION to violate PROPERTY RIGHTS!
Why even bring that up? Tell them to suck it and when they’re caught they’ll be in the stocks when not using toothbrushes to clean it up!
Sick of these commie anti-American bastards taking over everything.
More and more, it looks like CW is inevitable. Disgusting bastards.
> Im willing to bet my next non-govt pension check that the Alpha Hotel that desecrated the statue had no idea that our National Anthem has more than one stanza. <
I don’t know if you should take that bet. I have read elsewhere about anthem protests, all because of the word “slave”. It’s getting around. Now as to where that word appears, you might be right.
But as I noted in my posts #5 and 17, the reference is meant to knock the British, not to celebrate slavery. No matter. The left will use this as a wedge anyway, to split the country even more.
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