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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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"God Bless America"

Except at Flyers or Yankees games.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/phila...r-racist-songs

Doesn't anyone even look into unfounded allegations before making knee-jerk reactions anymore?

Accordingly, "The song was considered a satire of racism in its time, with civil rights activist Paul Robeson also having recorded a version."
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Preacher736 nailed it with the comment:

"I understand the feelings of minorities. However, we are a society in motion. We are learning. As we learn, we change. If we hold historical figures to current standards, we'll destroy our cultural roots. Perhaps that is the desired result... I honestly don't think minorities are driving this witch hunt, as much as liberal politicians and media outlets. They want the focus on their agendas so they can control our future."
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because Kate Smith recorded a Satirical racist song in.....1931


they went back 88 years to find this one. wait til they go back to the 1800's


next they will do an Ancestry search, and start blaming people for who their ancestors are. they are off their rocker, a few frys short of a happy meal, their steps dont go to the top. no ones home.


they need to stop or be stopped.
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Rappers can sing about shooting cops and gang raping white chicks and sell millions of records and nothing is said about that. I cannot stand wathing the news anymore. This country is sinking fast.
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The song was recorded in 1931. In which year did the Yankees sign their first black player? Hmm.....
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I just sent this message to the flyers-

Please reconsider your decision to to drop God Bless America from your games. I understand that the song she recorded is not even a racist song and it was 88 years ago.

From Wikileaks-"The song has been described as presenting a satirical view of racism".

I was there went to Flyersgames when they were great and heard that song when we needed a win. The next time you want to destroy part of our history and culture do you homework. I am tired of the left wing crating false issues like this because they can't win with real issues. This is the worst case of that yet.

Please reconsider and bring the song and statue back and apologize to all your Flyers fans and the country.


This one really hit home. It would be great if a barrage of protest could get them to publically reverse this decision.
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Again people need to know the definition of the word HISTORY. Back in the 30's things were a lot different than today. Our country was at a different place, this happened 19 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.
To now go after Kate Smith and remove her statue, and stop playing her song is disgusting, and very disappointing in the case of the Flyers, bet if Ed Snyder was alive he would have remembered Kate's place in the team history that made him millions.
Season ticket holders should threaten not to renew for next season, especially with the way they have played the past few seasons.

When is this attempted makeover of American history going to end. What happened in the past should be left in the past, even the bad things, as a reminder how much we have moved forward.
Maybe if we started demanding everyone in the hall of fame with a criminal record be stricken from the record books some of the other old news would be more tolerable and considered less racist.

This is nothing new to happen in Philly, they allowed a man's will to be broken who was offering fatherless white boys a free quality education, they change street names that stood since the cities inception and rename them after racial leaders and remove a statue and mural of a past police commissioner and mayor who guided the city in turbulent times all in the name equality.
What's next, we going to rip down the Whitehouse since slaves were used to build it?

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Again people need to know the definition of the word HISTORY. Back in the 30's things were a lot different than today. Our country was at a different place, this happened 19 years before Ross Parks refused to give up her seat.
To now go after Kate Smith and remove her status and stop playing her song is disgusting, and very disappointing in the case of the Fliers, bet if Ed Snyder was alive he would have remembered Kate's place in the team that made him millions.
Season ticket holders should threaten not to renew for next season, especially with the way they have played the past few seasons.

When is this attempted makeover of American history going to end. What happened in the past should be left in the past, even the bad things, as a reminder how much we have moved forward.
Maybe if we started demanding everyone in the hall of fame with a criminal record be stricken from the record books some of the other old news would be more tolerable and considered less racist.

This is nothing new to happen in Philly, they allowed a man's will to be broken who was offering fatherless white boys a free quality education, they change street names that stood since the cities inception an rename them after racial leaders and remove a statue and mural of a past police commissioner and mayor who guided the city in turbulent times all in the name equality.
What's next, we going to rip down the Whitehouse since slaves were used to build it?
It won’t stop until people actually stop it.

But what do the people of Philly or Pittsburgh or Boston or Baltimore expect when they continue to elect radical “leaders” who promise to fundamentally transform the city???
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It won’t stop until people actually stop it.

But what do the people of Philly or Pittsburgh or Boston or Baltimore expect when they continue to elect radical “leaders” who promise to fundamentally transform the city???
JMO there is a huge difference between transformation and trying to rewrite history. If you don't agree with what happened before we got where we are that s their option but removing it from sight doesn't change the facts, just being punitive.
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I am not so sure historical racism is their only objection. The title of the song she sang for the Flyers is God Bless America. Socialism is Godless.

Assuming the Flyers are owned by business men, it is very disturbing if they calculate that removing Kate and her religious based song is good for business.
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