You’re a Nazi if you don’t want to be a slave

| August 27, 2020

A high ranking member of the British Broadcasting Corporation has compared singing the patriotic song Rule, Britannia! to Nazi’s singing about gas chambers. The line she takes offense to is “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.” Clearly the line is referring to the thought that a Briton should never willingly go into slavery. The song was written at a time when the national memory was fresh of Barbary Corsairs raiding the shores of the British Isles to capture whites to sell in Arab slave markets in Africa. Her comments came about after the BBC removed the lyrics from the song in its Last Night of the Proms (a major musical event for the UK).

“Do those Brits who believe it’s ok to sing an 18th Century song about never being enslaved, written when the UK was enslaving and killing millions of innocents, also believe it’s appropriate for neo-Nazis to shout, ‘We will never be forced into a gas chamber.’ #RuleBritannia,” the BBC producer wrote on social media.

Lewis explained that she believes “slavery was Britain’s holocaust. We should apologise for it properly and yet at the moment, we have NO memorial to enslaved people in the UK. We should not celebrate slave owners.”

“We should not sing in a gloating way that Britons will never be enslaved, when we were responsible for enslaving so many. We should have anthems which celebrate what is truly great about the UK, which we can all sing and this will help unite our country,” she went on to write.

When people pointed out that slavery in the whole of the British Empire was abolished more than 200 years ago, that the Royal Navy’s West Africa Squadron freed some 150,000 slaves from 1,600 slaving ships, and more than 1,500 British sailors died in those battles she doubled down.

“The song was written in 1740 & up to the end of the 18th century, millions were enslaved Martin Daubney. Yes, I’m also very proud Britain ended slavery in the 19th Century, but this song is not about that.”

No, the song is about pride. Something we aren’t allowed to feel any more unless you’re of whatever particular victim persuasion is the cause célèbre du jour.

Source; Breitbart

Category: "Teh Stoopid", BLM

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Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

Someone smack him/her/it. HARD!
The only way this idiocy will end is when it becomes painful for the idiot.

Anonymous

As they said in 300: “The we will fight in the shade.” (Brits should feel likewise.)

Anonymous

Or something more historically recent:

Andy11M

Calling it now, our National anthem will be next on the chopping block, and they will probably want it replaced by the “The Red Flag” song. Hell, the British Labour Party already uses it as their Party song.

MustangCryppie

The progs already tried.

They had the vapors over the third stanza:

“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 washed 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.”

Note the word SLAVE! Oh, my!

And I guess that Key was a slave owner. So there’s that.

Check out this article that touches on the “controversy.” From what I can tell, it died the death it deserved, but I’m sure the proggies will resurrect it when they feel it’s appropriate.

MustangCryppie

Here’s the link to the article:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11954921/star-spangled-banner-francis-scott-key-national-anthem/

And of course the third stanza is never sung AND the use of the word slave doesn’t glorify that vile practice in the least!

David

Last I heard, some LA moonbat was proposing Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me” as a socially responsible alternative.

Anonymous

If not Nipsy Hustle’s big single “F*** Donald Trump”… they loved that one, too.

Anonymous

Ex-PH2

I think I”m going to toss my lunch now.

Anonymous

True, Beck’s whole point.

Slow Joe

That was amazing!

Combat Historian

Upwards of 1.25 million Europeans, including several hundred thousand inhabitants of the British Isles, were captured and enslaved by the Barbary Arabs and sold to the Moslem world between the 15th and 18th Centuries. The Ottoman Empire was chock full of Central and Eastern European slaves that they captured and kidnapped from their conquered domains. As mentioned in the article, the song was written in reaction to those historical events. This is an aspect of history no one wants to talk about, as it really harshes the current narrative…

HMCS(FMF) ret

Yep… they seem to forget that…

BTW – the first American warship to capture a Barbary warship was the …ENTERPRISE

11B-Mailclerk

Slave – root word:

Slav

As in the Slavic peoples.

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

I see they also have shit birds over there like we have here.

FuzeVT

I’m ready just start ignoring these people as they fade into the distance – still angry and loud, but less and less relevant. They only thing that gives them any relevance in the first place is the media – which is fading into irrelevance as well. Tech giants, I suppose, do too, but only when the lazy media uses responses on Twitter to make news out of something that would have otherwise just never been heard.

The Other Whitey

Over 50% of my DNA originated in Ireland. We have been Americans for the past 180 years or so specifically because of the abuses my forebears suffered at the hands of the English. Going by the leftist standard, I should demand reparations from the British government, I should shame and insult British people for their “original sin,” and I should fly to the UK and light a bunch of shit on fire and beat people up free of consequences. The only thing going against me is that I’m white, so my ancestral grievances don’t count. But I don’t hate the UK, nor would I ever do any of the shit enumerated above. Why not? Well, for starters, I possess a level of maturity greater than that of the average 6-year-old. Second, I’m only Irish by ethnicity. I am American, period, regardless of my roots. He’ll, the last of my relatives who spoke Gaelic died before the turn of the 20th Century. In what rational way can I claim to have been personally harmed by the policies of a foreign government towards another foreign nation two centuries or more before I was born? And even if I did, what sense could it possibly make to hold those government policies against the citizens of that foreign nation two centuries after the fact? Hell, I’ve never even been to Ireland! Neither have my parents! The only one in my family to ever “go back” was my Grandfather, who made a port call in… Read more »

SFC D

Yup. What TOW said. That’s my family too. I’ll add that not only should we be getting reparations from the UK, the USA should be paying us for that whole “Irish need not apply” thing. Ever wonder where that Hollywood Irish beat cop / Irish cavalry Sergeant / Irish blaster on the railroad came from? That’s all that was open to Micks. Do you know why we don’t demand reparations? It’s because the Irish aren’t pussies and we believe that your welfare is your own personal responsibility.

The Other Whitey

Those and being a fireman. It’s also the reason why Irish families often have long-standing family traditions in Fire, LE, and the military. Back then, you took the same job as your old man, because it was the only job a mick could get.

SFC D

I’m third-generation Army. Traditions don’t die easily.

The Other Whitey

My sister and I are both third-gen firefighters. My wife has made it clear that I *will* get shot if my son goes for gen four.

5th/77th FA

Erin Go Bragh. Iffen we ain’t Brothers from other Mothers we are at the very least, Cousins! Maybe we can take our reparations in Good Irish Beverages?

And while we getting, I want a little something from Andy Jackson and let’s have a little from ‘Cump Sherman and Little Phil Sheridan.

Told y’all it wasn’t just all things Confederate they were coming after. Has anybody found a picture of a Slave Ship with an Army of Northern Virginia or a National Flag of the Confederacy yet? Yeah…no, didn’t think so.

rgr1480

…Erin Go Bragh…

Ya spelt it wrong, it’s:

Erin go Braless

KoB

rgr1480 you done spent way yonder too much time down on Victory Drive…supporting single Moms…not that there is anything wrong with that! Just another one of the Wayward Boys of Benning! 😆 😀 😛

The Other Whitey

Financing college educations, $1, $5, and $20 at a time, eh?

Combat Historian

I had a crush on an Erin in high school. Beautiful petite blonde; woulda done anything for her. She had zero interest in me; her loss…

5th/77th FA

This Erin…maybe?

Combat Historian

Wish I had a C.O. who looked and led like COL Deering during my Army career. Not even close, sad to say…

Anonymous

Yes, please.

Fyrfighter

Or a priest.. Many a North East Irish family had one son in each profession, just to “cover the bases”..

SFC D

My boss told me I can no longer refer to a pick and wheelbarrow as an “Irish backhoe” and an “Irish dumptruck”. He used to be fun.

The Other Whitey

Can you still fight with an Irish switchblade?

Ex-PH2

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.

To covet truth is a very distinguished passion.
– George Santayana

So that stupid broad wants to forget, and even deny, the events of the past? Denial of reality is a mental health issue. And this generation, plus the one in line behind it, have a rude awakening waiting for them.

Poor things.

MustangCryppie

Here’s the link to the article:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11954921/star-spangled-banner-francis-scott-key-national-anthem/

And of course the third stanza is never sung AND the use of the word slave doesn’t glorify that vile practice in the least!

A Proud Infidel®™

I SO MISS the Good Old Days when this world wasn’t so overrun with perpetually offended stupid pussies!

Slow Joe

Nah.

They were there, they just didn’t have the interwebz to speak their mind.

Teh internetz is revolutionized publishing. Anyone can post whatever they want in a variety of platforms.

Anonymous

“I miss the good old days when everybody wasn’t an overly sensitive pussy.” –Clint Eastwood

Ex-PH2

Okay, I will talk to my cat The Squawker and tell her to stop being hypersensitive. Her response will likely result in her shredding my couch.

Fyrfighter

Stupid bitches like her are what ya get when society spends generations defeating Darwin… In the old days, people that stupid didn’t live long enough to breed, at least not most of em.

Bill R.

200 year old wars notwithstanding, I did numerous exercises with the RAF over my career. I found them to be good people who liked to party as much as we do. It is sad what is occurring there now. I fear that in another couple decades they will lose their identity.