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So I support/supported kneeling 100%. That's not a "black" thing at all. All types got behind that movement, at least initially. Including myself although I'm not comfortable with everything coming out of the BLM organization I got behind kneeling.
This is a little different imo bc it's singling out a certain crowd. And I'm certainly mad at this. I can honestly say I'm cool with it if it's helping someone. Again just personally, I don't like the singling out like I said before this isn't the biggest deal in the world. Just hope we some more change while we have everyone's ear.
Ridiculous. I've been there a few times. Where exactly have you been? Did you even go to Kyoto, Okinawa, Kanazawa? How about Nara? Or were you just cooped up in one of the big cities?
My favorite was taking in the hot baths at the onsen at Jigokudani where the Snow Monkeys are.
Its very nature. The "black national anthem." NFL players and fans are black, white, brown, yellow, and every other color humans come in.What makes it divisive
The national anthem is about country.
The black anthem is about skin color.
Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won
Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
Out from the gloomy past
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast
God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path, we pray
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
Shadowed beneath Thy hand
May we forever stand
True to our God
True to our native land
Our native land
I'm sorry if just pointing out the shadows and hidden rooms of history hurts your snowflake sensibilities.
That's exactly what I was doing - just adding context and maybe a reason for the brouhaha. Personally, I think the third stanza IS quite racist and ridiculous - Key is damning the traitors who are fighting for their freedom. Given the history of why Key was on that ship, his other thoughts regarding slaves fighting for the British (and for their freedom), you have to tie yourself in semantic knots and disregard so much else that we've learned about Key to get around it.Just to clarify, as I don’t know where to find your relevant posts in this winding thread, are you claiming the Star Spangled Bammer is racist, or are you pointing out that some people have interpreted it as racist? If you‘re educating about the reason the SSB is considered racist by some people, I appreciate the added context to this discussion. I’d you‘re saying it is objectively racist, or that the racism interpretation is persuasive and/or a consensus opinion, then I disagree with you.
Here’s a good analysis.
CAPTION: Title of an online article from the CATO Institute addressing current charges that Key's use of the word slave in his third stanza of his poem is racist. Before you start this long blog article, know that it is 1814 words in length. With good editing I probably could have gotten down...www.stevenson.edu
Because it’s divisive.Like, why do you care?
And there’s a good example of it being divisive. The song has been played at US sporting events for over 100 years, and now we should get rid of it because it’s a “can of worms.”They shouldn't be playing the anthem or this black anthem. Can of worms
It sounds like you're against athletes kneeling, if you had a different intent, I didn't pick up on it
I have been there so many times I lost track. My girlfriend was born and raised in Kyoto, I would stay with her often, I have been all over the island, all of the places you mention and bunch more. The hot springs are wonderful, that is because Japan is on top of a volcano. When you were in Kyoto did you notice the high voltage wires running through the city? That is because they do not bury the wires because of volcanic activity. Did you notice the private residences next to the business offices? The zoning and city planning evolved in Japan, it was not planned.
Japan is a great place, I love the culture and the people, but the architecture and landscape are not beautiful. Paris versus Kyoto for architecture - not even close. Scotland's lochs versus Japan's landscape - not even close.
You should get out and travel more.