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'God Bless America' a 'warmongering song,' Ithaca professor says
2017 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | 10/03/2017 | By Caleb Parke, Fox News

Posted on 10/03/2017 12:43:01 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

“God Bless America” is a “warmongering song” that should not be played at sporting events, according to an Ithaca College professor.

“In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, the expressions of hyper-patriotism took hold,” Professor Stephen Mosher wrote in an op-ed for The Ithacan, “Irving Berlin’s warmongering song ‘God Bless America’ became our second, unofficial national anthem at the ballpark.”

That song, “God Bless America,” was sung by concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, led by country duo Big & Rich, just an hour before a shooter opened fire on them....

He added: “Maybe ‘America the Beautiful’ would be better (although it has problems for 21st century citizens)."

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Ithaca is the City of Evil.


1 posted on 10/03/2017 12:43:01 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...

City of evil ping


2 posted on 10/03/2017 12:43:24 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines (Their side circles the wagons. Our side revs up the bus.)
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Our universities need to be addressed.

This nonsense has gone far enough.


3 posted on 10/03/2017 12:46:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
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GTFO of my country, professor dickhead.


4 posted on 10/03/2017 12:47:07 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (WKU 2016 Boca Raton Bowl Champions)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Professors are among the dumbest people on the planet. Why they get their stupid ideas considered at all escapes me.


5 posted on 10/03/2017 12:47:14 PM PDT by subterfuge (Save the monuments!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

As opposed to the peaceful melody coming out of the mouths of organizations like antifa and blm, right Professor?


6 posted on 10/03/2017 12:47:33 PM PDT by Paulie (America without Christ is like a Chemistry book without the periodic table.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

https://faculty.ithaca.edu/smosher/


7 posted on 10/03/2017 12:48:15 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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Leftists want that Commie Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” to be the anthem.


8 posted on 10/03/2017 12:48:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Worse than Evil.. There are parents who have just sent the kid off to college and have just discovered what type of “EDUCATION” the youngster will get in exchange for the 25 pounds of cash it’s costing them.


9 posted on 10/03/2017 12:49:14 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (.)
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Stephen Mosher

Professor, Department of Communication Studies Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:
Sport and Popular Culture, Youth Sport, Sport as Political Resistance

Phone:
(607) 274-3162

E-mail:
smosher@ithaca.edu

Office:
212 Job Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

10 posted on 10/03/2017 12:51:13 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

At 70 I’m no Spring Chicken, thus I remember the days when we regarded college professors with high esteem. They have succeeded to diminish that perspective times ten.


11 posted on 10/03/2017 12:51:34 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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There is not a single “warmongering” thing about “God Bless America.”

Another nutty academic.

Are there any rational professors left?


12 posted on 10/03/2017 12:51:43 PM PDT by JennysCool
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Only very rarely do I hear performers include the first stanza, which is by far, IMHO the best part of the song. Irving Berlin particularly added it in 1936, to update the song for the times

“While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. “


13 posted on 10/03/2017 12:51:58 PM PDT by PGR88
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Oh. Yeah. Did they bother to look up who composed it?

Irving Berlin. A struggling Russian Jew immigrant who, along with his family and his immigrant community on the Lower East Side, loved this adoptive country after being driven out of Russia

Here’s rudyard Kipling on that particular group of Americans

Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling, living up the coast during that period, said he “was shocked and intrigued by the screeching squalor he found in the dirty gray tenement canyons of immigrant New York.”[11]:20 He described it as worse than the slums of Bombay, but was nonetheless “impressed and moved by the Jews,” says Whitcomb, noting how the songs by the little immigrant boys “saluted the Stars and Stripes.” Kipling wrote, “For these immigrant Jews are a race that survives and thrives against all odds and flags.”[11]:20


14 posted on 10/03/2017 12:52:29 PM PDT by stanne
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Always good to have academics lectur us


15 posted on 10/03/2017 12:54:22 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

The College Debt bubble has to be on the verge of collapse. The total in the U.S. is greater than the GDP of many countries.


16 posted on 10/03/2017 12:56:53 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

They need to start “piss testing” these Marxist “professors”. If they don’t come up “positive” they should be sent to an asylum for a little psychiatric help.


17 posted on 10/03/2017 1:01:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Second Amendment. NOW more than ever!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

While the storm clouds gather far across the
Sea, let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, as we
Raise our voices in a solemn prayer

God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, my home sweet home


18 posted on 10/03/2017 1:02:31 PM PDT by DFG
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I guess the millions killed on behalf of the “The Internationale” should just be ignored...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGqMMpMkKXs

Yeah... God Bless America is horrible.....SUUUURRRREEEEEE


19 posted on 10/03/2017 1:07:04 PM PDT by GraceG ("It's better to have all the Right Enemies, than it is to have all the Wrong Friends.")
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God Bless America is a prayer. It beseeches the Almighty to protect us and stand beside us and guide us. It describes the land mass that forms the geography of America and seeks guidance and protection for America that is us, the people; all of us, including our idiots.


20 posted on 10/03/2017 1:12:29 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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