National Anthem ‘Replacement’

PUBLISHED: 5:13 PM 15 Jul 2020

LA Times Mocked For “Lean On Me” Replacement Of National Anthem

Cancelling history by changing the National Anthem is part of the leftist agenda, but apparently, the Times writer couldn’t come up with something better than “Lean On Me.”

If leftists have their way through voter fraud, it may not "still wave." (Source: Ian Berwick YouTube Screenshot)

Over 200 years ago, Francis Scott Key witnessed the unrelenting barrage of attacks carried out against the United States at the Battle of Baltimore, more accurately Fort McHenry.

The inspiring spectacle resulted in a song that is filled with patriotic fervor… and that is something that the left feels it must destroy. Especially those living in California, apparently.

In keeping with that goal, the LA Times published an article that made the case for replacing the ‘racist’ anthem with the song “Lean On Me.”

But, the suggestion was roundly mocked.

Fox News reported:

Contributing writer Jody Rosen began his column by slamming a San Franciso monument of Francis Scott Key, who famously wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as “imposing and fussy.”

After noting that the Key statue had been taken down by rioters, Rosen appeared to offer a justification for the vandalism as he, too, was a slaveowner.

“The wave of reckoning and revisionism that is sweeping the country may have to come for the national anthem,” Rosen wrote, pointing to viral claims that “The Star-Spangled Banner” is a “racist song” that stems from Key’s poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry,” which invokes slaves.

The LA Times writer concluded that such a song should be Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me.”

Rosen’s suggestion, however, was widely panned on social media.

“It’s almost like they’re trying to reelect Trump,” Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics president and co-founder, reacted.

“Let’s replace it with ‘Everybody’s Special’ from Barney and Friends,” Ben Shapiro joked.

“Let’s just Etch-a-Sketch everything and start the country from scratch, shall we? Saves time…” The Hill media reporter Joe Concha suggested.

“First they wanted you to kneel, and now they want to replace the national anthem. This is an erasure of our history and tradition–plain and simple,” Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., warned.

The cancel culture is in full swing, and if Americans want to retain their liberty and the reasons for that liberty, they must rise up as one and say “no” to these entitled and ignorant haters who seek to destroy the historical significance of this great nation, many people argue.