Friday, August 26, 2011

Maybe They Could Play "On the Good Ship Lollipop"

There's a song that would be emblematic of their world view. I couldn't care less whether they play the National Anthem or not; they're free to do what they want. I do think the public pronouncement indicates less an adherence to pacifist policy and more a profound need for attention.

Indiana College Bans "Too Violent" National Anthem

Tiny Goshen College in Indiana has banned the "The Star Spangled Banner: at all sporting events because the Mennonite school's president considers the National Anthem's words to be too violent.

The 1,000-student school had already banned the words last year, but the band could still play the music for patriots in attendance. Now, the school has banned the song entirely, according to NBC Sports.

How is lyric-free music deemed "too violent"? It appears that their original stance to play the anthem lyric-free didn't piss off enough people and didn't make themselves a big enough spectacle.

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