THE Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It. The full story that you MUST KNOW

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I love America because this is where anyone can achieve their dreams regardless of race, religion, and ethnicity. And most do. This is where, each and every day, poor people become rich, and rich people become poor. And most people live better than all other people on the face of the Earth today or at any other time in human history. The media and the Left are completely disconnected from the American public, from American history, and they’re obsessed and consumed with their own self-aggrandizement, and their own narcissism. The average sports fan loves this country, and they’re sick and tired of seeing people in uniform get down on a knee and degrade real heroes who wear real uniforms, whether they be police officers or our military. Don’t tell us that the American flag or the national anthem means nothing. It means everything to us.
Star Spangled Banner As You’ve Never Heard It:
This video is the narration of the true story of how the Star Spangled Banner came about letting you understand the real heartfelt struggle of what happened

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15 thoughts on “THE Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It. The full story that you MUST KNOW

      • If they are going to play the National Anthem (which I don’t think they should because it has nothing to do with sports, nor do politics of any kind belong in sports) then it would be well for people to know the story behind it. The story gives a much deeper appreciation for the flag and the song. This is still the best country in the world, even though it is quite messed up. Trying to make a point about the state of affairs before a sports event is totally foolish.

        • I agree with you about foolishness this whole mess. However, the video was a very sanitized version of the story behind the song. The video is a little too Pollyanna-ish from what other tellings of the Anthems origin have to offer. One of the unsung parts is what could be considered a purposeful backhanded insult to Free Blacks/Slaves at the time of it’s writing.
          Otherwise, like you I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else the here in the USA.

          • I really don’t think Francis Scott Key was trying to put in a purposeful backhanded insult to anyone. He was just using the language and sentiments of the day. Any African-Americans in the North who were not slaves or servants at that time would have been included among the “freemen” mentioned. That is the way life was back then.

          • I think you need to look a little deeper. Apparently he didn’t appreciate Free Blacks giving his Troops a good whooping prior to the writing of what is now Our Anthem. The Hireling and Slave reference is what I’m talking about. The Freeman wasn’t about Free Slaves. He thought they should be sent back to Africa if free. Also thought of Slaves as inferior to Whites thusly, should have been treated a little more gently. But, not freed. From my perspective. Yours is different.

          • What you mention there about Key and his ideas about blacks was a fairly common sentiment at that time. Do you really think it would be fair for people 200 years from now to read what you have written and try to come to any conclusion about what they think you were really trying to say? Give it a rest. It is what it is.

          • Yes, I do. Just like flying the Confederate (loser) Flag is more about Flouting Southern Pride (Racism) and reminding Blacks of slave ownership then anything else. I won’t give it a rest based upon the racism I experience myself. Now with Trump, the New Boldness of Racism erupting as we type. Forget the past, you get to relive it. As we now see.

          • I was living in South Africa at the time apartheid was being dismantled. Where we lived my family were the only people of European descent for many, many miles. There was much hatred against whites in general. We never experienced any kind of racism against us or felt any fear. Why? Because we are not racists, ourselves. The people living in the 7 villages around us knew us well and considered us as one of them. The key to overcoming racism is to live your life as though it does not exist. When you integrate into the society around you with true respect and acceptance for everyone it diffuses the prejudices. If you “see a racist behind every tree” you are fostering it.

          • No, and you living some Afrikaners doesn’t make things any acceptable. The Apartheid System had no silver lining you are trying to use as a ray of light. Your view of Apartheid in S.Africa can NEVER be accepted. As Jim Crow here in the States can NEVER be seen for it’s “silver linings” either. It’s easy for you to feel the way you do when You are a member of the Oppressors Class. Though not one yourself. This ain’t Pollyannnaville your talking about. The violence used to suppress those in S.Africa and here in the States against People of color isn’t yours to forgive or forget. I get to experience racism during my 50 plus years on a very consistent basis. They aren’t hiding behind trees either. Especially now with Trump dog whistling at every chance he gets. Your blindness to what really going on isn’t helping. Just fostering it. E

          • I was not living among Afikaners; I was living among the Bantu people. They accepted me because I integrated with them and respected them, although they had a strong bias against most whites. That was my point. It was my attitude and behavior that made the difference.

  1. How is this relevant to a football match? it’s a game…a GAME!
    Why would one need to play the anthem at a local game?
    A game between international teams..Yes…
    Is it that you must have something..anything to be at each other’s throats about?
    A civilized country indeed

  2. What about the rest of the verses? What a bunch of BS! Sanitized Historical Anthem love fest. What happened to:
    On the shore dimly seen through mists of the deep
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner-O long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
    Then this:
    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore.
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
    A home and a Country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash’d out of their foil footstep’s pollution.
    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.
    Next the end:
    O thus be it ever when FREEMEN shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with vict’ry and peace may heav’n rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
    And this be our motto-“In God We Trust”,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
    Thats a lot of verses left out of this video! Wonder how it made the Slaves feel? There is more behind this Anthem NOT MENTIONED in this very sanitary “story” video. I think it deserves a more critical looking into. That video is a great example of simplifying and white washing of history.
    Why no mention of the rest ofd the verses. The title of this said I would see/hear the Anthem as never before. Well, I thought that meant the whole thing, not just what We here ALL THE TIME. Why is this?

    • Whenever anything from history is to be understood clearly, one needs to comprehend the mindset of the people at the time it was written. Talking of the freeman, the hireling, and the slave was common for that time. That is the way life was. If you had been born back then you would have believed the same way. Today we talk about white collar and blue collar workers. We still talk about servants. Maybe 300 years from now people will look at that and think that it was evil for us to put people in different categories like that. It would be foolish for us to judge the people of the past according to our standards. It is what it is. We should use the mistakes of the past to improve the future.

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