Student leaders at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area have decided that the national anthem is racist and outdated and have banned it from school rallies.
According to multiple area news outlets, the Associated Student Body at California High School in San Ramon made that decision based on a phrase in the rarely-played third verse.
“It was brought to our attention that the national anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially offensive,” Ariyana Kermanizadeh wrote in an open letter. “We had nothing but good intentions by removing the song so that we could be fully inclusive to our student body.”
Ms. Kermanizadeh said the fact that the third verse is practically never played, and very few Americans even know the lyrics doesn’t matter — the entire song is tainted.
“We understand that this third verse is not included when the anthem is performed, but still, what does this tell us?” she said.
Who are you rooting for in our anthem? The British?
The reference to killing hirelings and slaves is contrasting our military, an all volunteer force, to the British forces who were paid mercenaries and slaves.
It’s a biting commentary, one that clearly goes over the heads of the types of people who are hired as “teachers” in this era.
WE ARE DOOMED.
We’ve subsidized the lives of morons and there are more of them than us.