Sunday, July 06, 2008

Acting White: National Anthem Kidnapped, But Found Safe.

Officials in Denver learned a valuable lesson for anyone putting on a public event, know where the power switch is, and be ready to turn it off in an emergency. Denver singer Rene Marie created such an emergency at the Mayor’s state-of-the-city address the other day, when she changed the lyrics to the national anthem she had been invited to sing.

As disrespectful and attention-grabbing was her stunt, I am amazed that officials present, including Denver’s current mayor, stood there with their mouths open and DID NOTHING! How about interrupting her? Had she exposed her breasts would they also not have known what to do?

This is not about Marie being black, or what she sang in place of our anthem. She is a selfish bozo who deserves to start her singing career at the beginning, where artists establish the trust of their sponsors and audience. She speaks poorly for no one but herself. She revealed no secret feelings of blacks towards this country. Anyone who pays this woman to sing deserves red ink and the unemployment line, right behind her.

And I am not worried about the anthem. It's lasted this long. For those who want to blow this into a race issue – forget about it. Sometimes people just do stupid things. Rene Marie is just stupid.

James C. Collier


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Anonymous said...

Very true...people that want to see Obama elected are trying not to turn this into an overtly race-based campaign, but when white people hear the Black National Anthem sang in place of the actual anthem, anybody can see how that would become divisive!

Bad move, chika

Anonymous said...

It just made me laugh. I thought that lady had some balls. Here she is singing the Black National Anthem when they are expecting the regular one.

I agree it's stupid. Some people are just plum crazy. This wasn't a significant moment in Black History. This wasn't a fight the power moment. It was a regular moment and she took her chance under the belief that she can always say it's racist.

It has nothing to do with race and more to do with her being crazy. She made me laugh though!

Freeman P.

NSangoma said...

The missing 3rd verse of the original poem, Star Spangled Banner, hints at what both the Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 were originally about.

Third Verse
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Some of you pitiful self-hating Negroes lubb yall some white folke so tough, lubb yall some white folke so much, that you do not realize when you and your enslaved ancestors are being insulted.

Negroe, you still apologising to white folke for Janet Jackson flashing areola on national TV? Where did this come from? Had she exposed her breasts would they also not have known what to do? Is there an analogy betwixt singing Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing and breast exposing? If so, I'm missing it.

Sir, here is something that I know you'll like, and white folk too.

James C. Collier said...

Nsangoma: You have your symbols, I have mine. I care way more about the 55% of black high school kids who can't pass an 8th grade math and english exam to get a diploma, and all that follows.

NSangoma said...

No problem though singing a song, glorifying a war initiated to thwart, stop Underground Railroad passenger stops in Canada and Florida, by making Canada and Florida a part of the United States?

Acting White, do you understand who those passengers were? Mayhap, you do not?

NSangoma said...

Real-estate, headed to Canada or Florida?,-1867/index.htm


NSangoma said...

aaw, dag baby-sis, you are most definitely Muddled, she
(Rene Marie) was not paid nor was she supposed to be paid to sing the National Anthem. Most print and electronic newspaper articles have pointed that out.

Y'all have competent electronic news and newsprint outlets in Florida?

uglyblackjohn said...

Nsangoma - I'm pretty sure that one group or person wanting to address the results of racism in America and another group or person wanting to address the cause of the problems are all fighting the same fight. Just because this site chooses to point out percieved flaws in Black culture - that in itself doesn't mean that they're "Self-Haters".
There are many methods used to win a war. A direct approach is just one of the many.