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School: Sorry About Hammer & Sickle (HS Marching Band Commemorates Communist Revolution)
Fox News ^ | 9/25/2012 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 09/25/2012 5:26:24 PM PDT by Dallas59



A Pennsylvania school district has apologized and made significant changes to a high school marching band’s halftime show that commemorated the Russian Revolution with red flags, military-style outfits and giant hammers and sickles.

The New Oxford High School Marching band’s show will no longer be called “St. Petersburg: 1917″ and the performance will no longer include the hammers and sickles, according to a statement from Rebecca Harbaugh, the superintendent for the Conewago Valley School District.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 1917; apology; communism; freakinidiots; highschool; leftismoncampus; newoxford; pa; stpetersburg
Just plain lol...I put my hat on and I'm leaving now...
1 posted on 09/25/2012 5:26:28 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Next year it will be the Swastika and Berlin 1933. I don’t think so.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 5:29:38 PM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: Dallas59

LOL...they don’t even do this in Russia any more. What genius thought this was a good idea?


3 posted on 09/25/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Dallas59

So they changed it to “Red Guards on the March”?


4 posted on 09/25/2012 5:30:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dallas59

WTF is wrong with people. Total idiots who glamourize communism, Islam, and any other ism that seeks to kill and destory.

America = Fantasy Nation


5 posted on 09/25/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Dallas59
I bet they don't teach what the Communists did during the Holodomor.

Or maybe they did and these Putzes simply approve and want to bring that here to their "Class Enemies"

(Spit!)

6 posted on 09/25/2012 5:34:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Dallas59

Really makes you wonder how many “Scholars” with useless
Liberal arts - Edu degrees thought celebrating Marxism was a neat idea?


7 posted on 09/25/2012 5:36:10 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: txrefugee

That’s what I would like to know. Apparently “who” doesn’t matter when it comes to hammers and sickles.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 5:43:12 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Dallas59

Why am I not shocked?


9 posted on 09/25/2012 5:45:08 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: mancini

x 2


10 posted on 09/25/2012 5:46:09 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: VRWCarea51

All of them.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 5:46:57 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: KC_Lion

“The classes and races to weak to master the new conditions of life, must give way.’ ‘They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust’.
And they say the Right is scary!??
This upsets my 90+yo German mother no end!


12 posted on 09/25/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Dallas59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcrLQJ0-e78

If you are in a hurry look at 2:15, 4:15, and 7:15. Prepare to be amazed that this was at a public school. The Cleburne Texas high marching band. This Jesus themed act from a small town won state in the late 80s. Today our government would immediately assault this school with ruinous litigation.

Look at this and ponder how much freedom we have lost.


13 posted on 09/25/2012 5:47:34 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Dallas59

A halftime show dedicated to Che will replace it.


14 posted on 09/25/2012 5:48:02 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Dallas59

Good lord, what is WRONG with people? The hammer and sickle is a symbol of oppression, murder, genocide and the full sum of human misery. The evil it represents is as at least as vile as the Nazi swastika.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Dallas59

I guess it’s not too surprising when the teachers are probably some of the same idiots who think Che Guevara was a hero.


16 posted on 09/25/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: txrefugee

do they even know the significance.. this is sad


17 posted on 09/25/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by rocketmag
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To: Dallas59

Aside from the utter impropriety of this... that has got to be the lamest excuse for a sickle I’ve ever seen. It’s not like it’s hard to Google a proper hammer & sickle emblem to copy. Was this the ‘special’ class?


18 posted on 09/25/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Dallas59; wintertime

Thank good this could NEVER happen at my ‘wonderful’ public school. The people there are so upstanding, such great members of the community. No, they would NEVER have a Leftist thought in their bones.

Nope, never. Only in those other, big, bad, schools. Never, in my local school, nope never...


19 posted on 09/25/2012 5:55:03 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: Dallas59

They figured the 1812 Overture was received so well and thought the 1917 Revolution was an update....

Teachers probably don’t know the difference anyway...


20 posted on 09/25/2012 5:58:08 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Dallas59

Let me have this idiot who thought this was “ A GOOD IDEA.”

I lived in the refugee camps after VN. I know about a couple hundred thousand Vietnamese and Cambodians, (especially the Cambodians) who would LOVE to surround this idiot, and RE-EDUCATE them. Physically.

Hell, I’ll settle for about 5 Cambodians I still keep in contact with. They would LOVE to have a sit down with the moronic, stupid, idiot who thought this display was “A GOOD IDEA.”

Hey, didn’t Jewish quartets play great music while Jews were herded off to the “showers?” Maybe these gullible fools could do a rendition of that!

The knuckle dragging thugs in the teacher’s union are really stupid. And by that, I mean ALL teachers in the public schoolz.

/rant>


21 posted on 09/25/2012 6:06:06 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Sloth
Aside from the utter impropriety of this... that has got to be the lamest excuse for a sickle I’ve ever seen. It’s not like it’s hard to Google a proper hammer & sickle emblem to copy. Was this the ‘special’ class?

I thought the same thing. Short-bus Socialists!

22 posted on 09/25/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Dallas59

The “terrible Ivans” would be a good name for a football team.

Was Barry invited to lead the Band?


23 posted on 09/25/2012 6:08:07 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Noumenon

Well it seems that Mao’s Long March has just about reached the end of the trail.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 6:11:19 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Dallas59
“It was Glee meets the Russian Revolution,” he told Fox News. “I’m not kidding you. They had giant hammers and sickles and they were waving them around.”

There's your answer right there.

25 posted on 09/25/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: DemforBush

In this age of iphone and texting everyone knows everything and no one knows anything.


26 posted on 09/25/2012 6:27:00 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Dallas59
exactly HOW MANY suckholes had to sign off on this act of anti-Americanism???
27 posted on 09/25/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: txrefugee

What they are doing in Russia on national holidays is turning out & marching in the pre-1917 uniforms of the Imperial Russian Army, with double-eagle emblems and Orthodox crosses.

What if these kids had turned out in traditional Russian garb with no red stars or hammer & sickles? Sang Russian folk songs & performed peasant dances?

Where they really pushed to display communist symbols at the behest of their ideologically inclined teachers? If so, said teachers need to be fired for child abuse.

Celebrating other cultures is fine if the goal is not brainwashing. Now.....we’ve seen Islamic observances where non-Muslim students were required to adopt Muslim names with male & female students kept segregated. Way different.


28 posted on 09/25/2012 6:59:39 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Dallas59

They’re sorry? Doesn’t anyone research anything anymore before committing time, money and effort to it? This was a skool with teechers an stuff, right?


29 posted on 09/25/2012 7:07:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: txrefugee
LOL...they don’t even do this in Russia any more. What genius thought this was a good idea?

Don't know but I'll give odds to anyone that it was an Obama supporter.

30 posted on 09/25/2012 7:16:11 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ConradofMontferrat

FRiend, you have expoerience that would be a nightmare for any of us.

I seriously ask you to write a letter to this school to be to the teachers and band directors and band members about your view of this situation.

Then some real learning can occur.

Symbols mean something, especially symbols that wind up helping to kill 100 million people worldwide, and enslaving countless millions more for over seven decades.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 7:18:03 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Dallas59

More retarded Attention Whores. Oh, look at our bad a$$e$. We be so bad.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 7:18:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ConradofMontferrat

My post 31 to you was supposed to say “letter be read to”.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Dallas59.


34 posted on 09/25/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: carolinablonde

The Children of a failed system giving honor to the Mother of all failed systems.. yep, thats it!


35 posted on 09/25/2012 8:12:10 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Dallas59
I might enjoy such a halftime show if they played Bolshevik by Waring's Pennsylvanians.
36 posted on 09/25/2012 8:38:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Dallas59
I might enjoy such a halftime show if they played Bolshevik by Waring's Pennsylvanians.
37 posted on 09/25/2012 8:38:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Dallas59
According to the article, the revised halftime show will be dedicated to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich. Perhaps they'll play selections from his twelfth cymphony entitled "The Year 1917" and dedicated to the Bolshevik Revolution.
38 posted on 09/25/2012 8:47:41 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: DemforBush

They don’t teach real history in schools anymore.

Next question.


39 posted on 09/25/2012 10:32:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Dallas59
Unintentional? Not bloody likely. What we need to know is who was responsible for producing and directing and orchestrating this show. Then, fire them with extreme prejudice.
40 posted on 09/25/2012 11:22:54 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Dallas59

Oh come on, they were just celebrating the memorable great music of the Communist Revolution. I mean, even Time-Life put out a series of albums, Music of the Russian Revolution. Don’t you remember? I have volumes 1-22 myself.

Okay, seriously, the Soviets made Prokofiev apologise for his music. What an awesome thing to celebrate, not.


41 posted on 09/26/2012 12:24:00 AM PDT by UltraV
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To: Dallas59

I hope that there aren’t too many members of the radical right in Pennsylvania with paintball guns, and I really really hope that there isn’t a sudden run on the stores in Pennsylvania clearing the shelves of all paintballs in the color red. Especially when I think about how hard those union members work everyday, to keep that school looking clean and those band buses looking shiny. ;^)


42 posted on 09/26/2012 12:45:36 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: IncPen

one thos articles that have you scratching your head- and thinking WTF


43 posted on 09/26/2012 12:51:34 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Dallas59; All
Update:

Parents object to characterization of band show as 'communist'

44 posted on 09/26/2012 7:49:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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http://conservativehideout.com/2012/09/25/new-oxford-high-school-marching-band-marches-with-hammer-and-sickle/

But the school’s superintendent Rebecca Harbaugh insists the performance was “not an endorsement of communism.” According to the school official it was a “representation of the time period in history called St. Petersburg 1917,“ and she is ”very sorry“ it was interpreted as anything other than a ”history lesson.

45 posted on 09/26/2012 10:10:59 PM PDT by cyn
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To: DesertRhino

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

That was amazing and I was crying by the end :-) It must have been immensely powerful to see in person and what a tragedy that it won’t ever happen again.....

Again, thank you so much for sharing the link!


46 posted on 09/27/2012 4:20:54 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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