Thursday, September 17, 2015

God save our Jeremy from contemptible journalism

Problem: some Republicans (step forward, Jeremy Corbyn) dislike the words of the National Anthem.
Which leads to yet another outbreak of anti-Corbyn hysteria from mainstream media.

In fact, nobody in their right mind likes singing all the verses of the National Anthem

How often do we get to sing verse 2? 
Here it is:

O Lord our God arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall!
Confound their knavish tricks,
Confuse their politics,
On you our hopes we fix,
God save the Queen!

Also this segment rarely gets an airing nowadays, despite its topical relevance:

....May he sedition hush,
and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the Queen.

Here is a solution: work out some alternative lyrics, that can be sung at the same time as the rest of the congregation is singing the received version.

"No more austerity
Give us equality
That's what we need.
Send banksters off to jail
To whimper, whine and wail
For their almighty fail,
Then we'll be free."

Hope this helps.
If any mainstream journalists get to read this, please note that your anti-Corbyn hysteria is contemptible. You are not journalists, but propagandists. Grow up.

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