Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Patriotism ain't what it used to be

Well it probably never was.

First it turns out that our sacred Pledge to follow the flag was written by a communist. Well at the very least he was a socialist.

Well that is not so bad. Until today. I just found out the tune to the Star Spangled Banner was originally a British drinking song written to praise a Greek poet who wrote a lot of love songs about little boys.

At least Maurice Chevalier liked little girls.

Well I think this fits in with what Winston Churchill said were the premier traditions of the British Navy, "Rum, sodomy, and the lash." And now you know the real reason for the War of 1812.

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