This is the level of dumbass stupid we're dealing with:
Ahh, yes, that national anthem that codifies white supremacy.From the never-sung third verse of the Star-spangled Banner:And where is that band who so vauntingly sworeThat the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,A home and a country, should leave us no more?Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.No refuge could save the hireling and slaveFrom 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.And here I thought the Canadian national anthem was problematic because of it's sexism and reference to god in it.
So, no disrespecting the national anthem. Oh, but by the way, FREEDOM! Um, to do things we like, such as shooting people.
Probably this guy:"Absolute free speech and free expression or else!"Also probably this guy:"Stand for the national anthem and respect it, you uncouth heathens, or else!"Not sure how baseball can't remain America's national pastime without some special song being played and "respected". What happens if that doesn't occur? Do the bats, balls, and gloves become sad or something?I don't see the connection, especially given the fact the first reference to baseball being referred to as "America's pastime" happened in 1856, while "The Star Spangled Banner" didn't become America's national anthem until March 3, 1931. Not to mention that it apparently didn't even get played at an MLB game until September 5, 1918...during the seventh-inning stretch! Oh, and it wasn't regularly played at baseball stadiums until around World War II.Given the above information, I guess that means that baseball couldn't officially become America's pastime until the 1940s, according to the loose collection of smegma named Nick Adams...whoever the flying flip that is. Personally, I don't think this Adams character is patriotic enough unless he plays "The Star Spangled Banner" on a 24/7 loop, while adherring to the offical American code regarding the anthem.
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