The Star-spangled Banner at school. - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
June 9th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexKall
I my self chose not to sing the National Anthem, i have never sang the whole song and I never will. I wouldnt even do it if im thretend to be killed. Maybe something in the future may change this, as kids or such. (change my presistense that is)
Why, if you don't mind me asking?
June 9th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Yeah, whats so nationallistic/racial about it?

Quote:
You ancient, free and mountainous North,
Of quiet, joyful beauty,
I greet you, loveliest land on earth,
Your sun, your sky, your green meadows.
Your sun, your sky, your green meadows.

You are throned on memories of olden days
When the honour of your name spread over the earth.
I know that you are and will remain what you were.
Oh, may I live, may die in the Nordic North!
Oh, may I live, may die in the Nordic North!
Not too bad in my view...
June 9th, 2004  
Tessa
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherman105
Yeah, whats so nationallistic/racial about it?

Quote:
You ancient, free and mountainous North,
Of quiet, joyful beauty,
I greet you, loveliest land on earth,
Your sun, your sky, your green meadows.
Your sun, your sky, your green meadows.

You are throned on memories of olden days
When the honour of your name spread over the earth.
I know that you are and will remain what you were.
Oh, may I live, may die in the Nordic North!
Oh, may I live, may die in the Nordic North!
Not too bad in my view...
This part: Oh, may I live, may die in the Nordic North!

That's is seen as racial.

And yeah, Alex. Why not sing our lovely anthem?

I believe it's a rather beautiful song, myself.
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Boots
June 9th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, its not that bad though...Anyone notice we are horrbly off-toppic...
June 9th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
How is that racist at all??? (notice how I said racist as opposed to racial, there is nothing wrong with racial)??? The Nordic North, the geographic region where Sweden is and the native people of the country. I see absolutely nothing wrong with it at all, but then again I'm not Swedish.

Even more shocking to me is that the very people of a nation don't sing their own National Anthem

My 2 cents.
June 9th, 2004  
Tessa
 
 
Oh, I mean rcist. Sorry guys.

Well, I don't get why they don't sing it.
June 10th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Yeah it's just so weird that they don't sing it.
June 10th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Isnt singin your Countries National Anthem a matter of pride in your Country? It is strange that someone would not sing it. Hell, I can not sing a note, barely know what a note is but still sing ours. I dont understand thins one at all.
June 10th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
well, the US enthem is really hard to sing.....I mean, its really hard note wise.
June 10th, 2004  
Uncle_Sam
 
 
Hmm... Well I don't find it so hard. O.K. maybe for me is easy, but that's something You must know, and sing. I would sing it even if I am threatened with my life!