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Memorial Day and American Anthem

Dear Readers

Criminal Gangster Donald Trump, pretending to be an American patriot, has recently declared that unless every American respects the American Flag and the Anthem is not patriotic and should not be in the United States.  Great – That certainly applies to him.  There is no way in hell that this writer would believe that the intellectually challenged Criminal Gangster Trump whose vocabulary level is that of a third grader and his intellect is that of an insect understands a word in this “Star Spangled Banner.”

Furthermore, why would any American respect a phony and unrealistic phrases that have no meaning of their own and that they glorify violence and wars: “…bombs bursting in the air..” “…No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave..” “Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! …” “…”In God is our trust..” and the most ridiculous phrase pf all: “…the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Is America really the land of free and home of the brave? Think about it.  Aren”t we all slaves to the rich and aren’t we all cowards and fearful?

This reminds me of the gloomy days growing up in Egypt.  I have always argued that there is a great similarity between America and the Arabs: They are both phony; they are both undemocratic; they are both abusive; and they are both criminals.  I must admit, though, that Arabs possess some great qualities MOST AMERICANS do not know of or have.

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The Star Spangled Banner 

Oh, say! can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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 footsteps’ 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.

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher

source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/n/nationalanthemlyrics/americanationalanthemlyrics.html

Expatriate American Writer Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi

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