Friday, April 28, 2006

Nuestro Himno

It's been widely reported that a new Spanish language National Anthem is in the works. I'm just wondering which nation this anthem will honor....Mexico? Honduras?

Anyway, the song itself doesn't seem too problematic to me assuming the lyrics are translated accurately, and the song retains it's original purpose: to honor the United States flag and everything else for which it stands.

Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case. Hip hop record producer Adam Kidron is behind this new rendition, and it's clear the objective is to politicize the US immigration debate as opposed to honor Old Glory.

First of all, Kidron is urging Hispanic radio stations to play the song at 7 pm on Monday, May 1. That is the day Hispanics hope to "shut down" major US cities by walking out on their jobs and demonstrating in the streets. Apparently they're also going to refrain from purchasing anything from evil American gringos. Quite constructive, indeed. So Kidron is jumping on the bandwagon, perhaps hoping his production will be the anthem for Hispanics seeking change in American immigration laws.

That's just what we need - a "national" anthem that caters to just one ethnic group. So much for the melting pot. But if you need any further proof that the aim of this song is political, check out the lyrics from the remix:
  • "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."

    There you have it - open borders propaganda with poor language and rhetoric meant to stir the masses. Who would have thought that the United States, with a 200 year history of welcoming immigrants from all nations, would have our immigration laws labeled "mean". Would be interesting if these fools got their way and 50,000,000 million Chinese came to the states and took all of their jobs. Still think they'd be open borders proponents? Me neither.

    Story here.
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