[Ads-l] "slave"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 31 12:06:41 UTC 2016

Former tennis star James Blake has explained to CNN that "The Star-Spangled
Banner" is "a song that advocates the killing of slaves."

The "hireling and slave" in the song, of course, are not enslaved
African-Americans but redcoats, Hessian mercenaries, and cringing Tories.

Proof? Read the lyrics.

Of course, as D----d T---p has demonstrated, words don't mean much anymore.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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