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Minorities made the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ what it is. Today’s progressives want to undo that.

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Both Brietbart and The Epoch Times ran different pieces about how the NFL was back in the day when Whitney Houston sung America’s National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991.

The long running syndicated radio program American Top 40 (which was hosted by radio personality and game show announcer Shadoe Stevens at the time) used Billboard’s Hot 100 chart long enough to play Whitney Houston’s “The Star Spangled Banner” for as long it was in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 coupled with Whitney’s record company Arista Records selling it as a single in record stores. Those broadcasts were from March 9, 1991 through April 20, 1991 for a total of seven weeks and seven AT40 broadcasts.

(March 16, 1991 broadcast below)

She is one of two artists who cracked the Hot 100 with their takes on our National Anthem. The other artist by the way was José Feliciano who peaked at #50 with his Latin tingled version of “The Star Spangled Banner” and the only controversial thing he did was not sticking to composer intent…unlike Houston’s version.

Both versions that did make the Hot 100 were performed by minorities. One was Hispanic/Latino, male and legally blind, and the other African-American and female. Today if Whitney were alive, I think she would get on the Black Lives Matters bandwagon. The progressives are doing a very successful job at promoting race hatred and getting the black community (and other minorities) to hate our nation and what it stands for. These minority groups regardless of pigmentation don’t understand the real history of who the Democratic Party was.

Lyndon Baines Johnson knew exactly what to do when he and the Democrats lost the civil rights fight. Got to admit, LBJ was not a sore loser, and he dusted himself off and let his racism hang while a media protected him of that ever being exposed. Grass Roots Conservatives and certain Republicans (especially those who are bucking the establishment) must speak out against this cover up that the Democrats and the overall Progressives have gotten away with for years. If we don’t then will all be heading for a much greater plantation…and this one will be run by Washington DC.

And then there’s Jimi Hendrix’s version…

Hendrix served in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne. He wasn’t a particularly good soldier, but he understood his country and what sacrifice is.

Jimi Hendrix’s “Star-Spangled Banner”: The Epitome of the Countercultural Experience | Jennifer Liu

https://medium.com/@mimono.chroma/jimi-hendrixs-star-spangled-banner-the-epitome-of-the-countercultural-experience-3bd325fd9358The narrative that was subtly woven into the “Star-Spangled Banner” made visible the prevalent segregation of race in the nation and even within the counterculture and rock genre of music. JImi Hendrix was both revered and tormented for the fact that he was African American. During his time in Westminster, London, Hendrix came to the forefront of rock music with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, which included two other band members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. Aside from Hendrix, the band and its audience was dominantly White. Interestingly, Hendrix had already disbanded from the Jimi Hendrix Experience persona and was in a transitional phase when the Woodstock promoters placed him on the lineup roster. He decided last minute to play at Woodstock with the Band of Gypsies, an all-Black band, and the way their set was played shows an obvious lack of musical unity due to inadequate practice as a group. However his “Star-Spangled Banner” solo sought to establish a kind of compromise among racial difference, suggesting that the anthem is an abstract but inherently “American” thing that many kids grow up singing (referring back to the Dick Cavett Show interview). Thus, “the ability of his music to cross the deep divide of race in America made the government fear him” (Cross 2005, 251). Following Woodstock the Black Power movement insisted that Hendrix join their civil rights cause, but he was neither nor on the situation, remaining pacifist while acknowledging the systematic oppression of Blacks in society. Instead, Hendrix preferred to associate himself entirely to his music with some respect for the fundamental aims of the counterculture.

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Are Men Economically Obsolete?

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Technological advances and globalization are prime reasons why over seven million middle-aged men aged 25-54 are not in the American “labor force.”

It may get even worse. A new report from a Federal Reserve official suggests these men are “unlikely to return to the labor force” based on current trends.

Demographic factors drive their nonparticipation, argues Fed economist Didem Tuzemen, who found that disability or illness was the most common cause of no participation.

However, the economist also pointed to “job polarization,” meaning the decline in demand for “middle-skill” workers caused by technological advances and globalization. The fed economist argues that if it weren’t for these economic and technological shifts, nearly two million more men would have been employed in 2016, or 3.6% more employment of men in this age group.


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Why Are Prime-Age Men Vanishing from the Labor Force? by Diden Tuzemen

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Mass Murders, Mass Shootings, Who are we going to allow to influence us?

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Neil Degrasse Tyson is not only one of the new darlings of the mainstream progressive media, he is basically the new Carl Sagan. I can say that because he was the presenter of the updated version of Sagan’s 1980 television series “Cosmos” which become one of the most watched science documentaries of the 20th century and set the standard for other shows like it to follow, including the recent follow-up. A second Cosmos series with Tyson is currently in the pipeline.

With the Parkland, Fla. school shooting added to the list of many other school shootings, Tyson decided to present his remedy on his Twitter feed to help the human race heal and better themselves.

“Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.”

Harvard psychologist and outspoken humanist Stephen Pinker chimed in on MSNBC’s “Hugh Hewitt”: “What was the benevolent shepherd doing while the teenager was massacring his classmates? If you’re counting on God to make the world a better place you are probably going to make the world a worse place because he is not listening and we saw that yesterday.”

He’s not alone. The Freedom From Religion Foundation likes to remind those who pray daily that “Nothing Fails Like Prayer.” While certain elements of the so-called enlightenment coupled with scientific advances might have debunked certain superstitions, they moved us away from God’s law and embraced evil ideals.

I am sure that most if not all Big “A” Atheists embrace and admire the ideals and philosophies of Charles Darwin. Darwin’s ideals of natural selection and evolution were taken to heart by several different men over the years. Jeffrey Dahmer in an interview with NBC News said that he believed in Darwinian evolution and that led him to become a serial killer and sex offender. He received a life sentence but along the way, he renounced his belief in Darwin and embraced creationism. Dahmer was murdered by another prisoner in Nov. 1994.

Adolf Hitler’s vision of a new Germany only came on the world stage not only because of the of the theories of Darwin but also from the notions of Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche believed that those who are stronger in the world must attack, conquer and eventually murder those who are weaker than they are. Did you know that Nietzsche admitted that his conclusions came from Lucifer himself? He actually said it. Nietzsche’s “might makes right” view coupled with Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” proved to be a toxic cocktail for the human race.

Eric Harris drank this toxin via his education in the public education system. Many at Columbine High School in Denver, Colo. would pay the price. This included Cassie Bernall who was immortalized by many evangelical Christians in the Michael W. Smith song “This Is Your Time.”

Just another consequence of forbidding the existence of God in the public school classroom in the name of “separation of church and state.” You can’t honor God for they say He does not exist. We act astonished when another school shooting happens or a would-be tyrant tries to play God, and yet these humanists want us to be better ourselves without God’s help. They are true fools, or they know God exists and they are trying to weasel out of accountability for their sinful actions.

Harris and Dahmer were men with little to no power and it did not end well for either of them. The masterminds like Tyson and Pinker who have money and are well-off are in high places, can seek to use their leverage to empower people and advance causes that fit with their visions of what they think will be a better world. They will fail as well.

Trouble is, it will likely lead to another tyrant who demands that the human race renounces God. Jeffrey Dahmer believed in Darwinian evolution, took ideas of creationism that turned him around before he was murdered by another prisoner. Eric Harris took Darwin’s doctrine of Natural Selection no differently than Hitler. He paid attention to the “teacher rap” and took it to heart. Friedrich Nietzsche admitted being influenced by the devil himself. His views influenced Harris and Hitler.

Who are we going to allow to influence us? Neil Degrasse Tyson? Stephen Pinker? The mainstream media? There are consequences for kicking God out of schools and breaking His laws-we are seeing it today.


This article was originally published in The Christian Post
https://www.christianpost.com/voice/mass-murders-mass-shootings-and-the-need-to-return-to-god-and-his-holy-law.html

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https://www.dailywire.com/news/27320/americas-leading-scientists-degrasse-tyson-and-ben-shapiro

https://www.generations.org/programs/869

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In a violent world, it’s time to do the right thing “for the children”

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In the never-ending assault on liberty, Progressive Democrats and Republicans often resort to using children as a type of political cover for their otherwise unpopular agenda. We are witnessing this right now as they work to dismantle the Second Amendment following the Florida high school shooting.

But let’s face it; who can say “no” to an agenda when it’s “for the children?”

Clearly, this ploy has paid huge dividends for big-government Progressives. One need look no further than the recent budget negotiations where the obsolete Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was renewed for 6 years. Or the recent suggestion to use Social Security to finance big-government’s newest entitlement—Ivanka Trump’s Paid Family Leave.

Quite honestly “for the children” has been so successful that I’ve decided to adopt it myself. While Progressives use it to destroy freedom, I will use it to defend the Constitution.

For example, as I mentioned earlier, Progressives are using the Florida tragedy to void the Second Amendment to keep children safe. But I will defend gun rights because it’s the only way we can keep them safe. Unarmed Americans in gun-free zones will only lead to more tragedies like Florida, not fewer.

Additionally, I will defend the First Amendment “for the children.” What future awaits the next generation if liberty is destroyed due to being raised on political correctness and spending their time in safe-spaces?

In fact, I will defend the entire Constitution “for the children.” What future will the next generation have if tyranny replaces freedom?

I will also fight for the Convention of States‘ goal for a balanced budget amendment “for the children.” What kind of future will they have if they are forced to pay for our fiscal irresponsibility? And I will fight to end abortion “for the (unborn) children,” because they are deprived of even having a future when they are deprived their right to life.

While there will certainly be more issues to fight for, it’s time to get ready America. The Strident Conservative is going to be more strident than ever because, after all, it’s “for the children.”

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

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