"Welcome to the July 4 holiday weekend — when once again, baseball fans will be assaulted by the saccharine-sweet non-anthem “God Bless America” at stadia all over this great land."
"But no matter which home team you root, root, root for, “God Bless America” should be sent permanently to the bench."
"The song still embodies great things about America, but also our worst things: self-righteousness, forced piety, earnest self-reverence, foam."
"Foreigners!: I once went to a Brooklyn Cyclones game with a British guy named James Silver, who smiled when “God Bless America” was being played. “It’s exactly what I expect from Americans,” he said. “The self-righteousness, the patriotism. It’s always nice to see my opinions confirmed.”
I'm so sorry G/G/G's precious European pals were offended by our little song. I'm sure poor G/G/G blushed flaming red with shame and horror at this James Silver's snide comment. It probably caused another attack of temporary PTSD, and ruined the game for him. Newsflash for G3: The problem is Mr. Silver's. If he is so rude as to say that to his American host, while being treated to a baseball game, you should have "spilled" your Big Gulp in his lap and said, "Sorry we Americans are so self-righteous, patriotic, and clumsy," and then left his limey ass sitting there alone.
“God Bless America” is as divisive as American politics: Kaskowitz’s research found that 83.8% of people who described themselves as “very liberal” dislike the song, while only 20.5% of people who called themselves “very conservative” have a problem with it."
Hey, let's take a poll on how many of us would like to see G/G/G sent to the Onion to write his slop, since opinion polls should decide everything.
The fact that "very liberal" people dislike it is a good reason to keep it. G/G/G should take his political correctness and swab it on his throbbing shoulder and aching head. Maybe it would do some good ... naw, it's poison no matter where it pops up.
Aside: this article is so over the top and stupid, I can't but suspect it's someone trolling.