Friday, April 28, 2006

No su himno

British music producer Adam Kidron says that when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, he saw it as an ode to the millions of immigrants seeking a better life.
In that case he should have been all-inclusive and had it sung in multi-languages. But it is still a sucky idea.
Some Internet bloggers and others are infuriated by the thought of "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung in a language other than English.
You're looking at one of them "internet bloggers"; and I've got steam rising out of my head.
A remix to be released in June will contain several lines in English that condemn U.S. immigration laws. Among them: "These kids have no parents, cause all of these mean laws ... let's not start a war with all these hard workers, they can't help where they were born."
Oh, for the love of Mary....
"I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."-President George Bush
*Phew* Thank you, Mr. President!

In itself, it's not a big deal, to translate into Spanish and give a different rendition than is traditional. But in the context for which it is made, and for the political motives behind it, I am smouldering at the very notion; the only good out of this, is that the pro-illegals are shooting themselves in the foot just as surely as they did when so many were waving around Mexican flags during the first protest marches.



Anonymous skye said...

Can you imagine the Brit reaction if 'God Save The Queen' had a French version!

However, the Official National Anthem is in English. Let these illegal aliens and their supporters translate the Anthem into any language they chose. Come the 06 elections, the ballot box will determine how popular this idea is to mainstream America.

Can you say: One Hit Wonder.

Saturday, April 29, 2006 7:28:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

One hit wonder.

Thanks skye.

Saturday, April 29, 2006 7:34:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

There are a few things in this Country that just shouldnt be fooled around with and should be ours, just ours. The National Anthem is one of them. I have steam rising too.

Saturday, April 29, 2006 9:45:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

That guy has no national pride, so he doesn't understand that what he's doing is just wrong! I agree with Marie...there's just some things you don't mess with!

Saturday, April 29, 2006 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

You know I posted on this, and you had steam coming out of your ears at my place too! You also already know how I feel about it, so all I will say here is: "One Hit Wonder." :)

Saturday, April 29, 2006 4:21:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela Reece said...

Personally, I am insulted that our National Anthem would be uttered in any other language other than English. This is going to back-fire on the illegal immigrants. Patriots realize the insult and know it is just as insulting as burning the American Flag. Shame, shame, shame!!

Sunday, April 30, 2006 4:55:00 PM  

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