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Ithaca College Prof Claims ‘God Bless America’ is a Warmongering Song

Ithaca College Prof Claims ‘God Bless America’ is a Warmongering Song

teaches “sport as political resistance”

If leftists hate America so much, why don’t they leave? It’s a question that is often asked but not answered.

The Daily Caller reports:

Ithaca College Professor: ‘God Bless America’ Is A ‘Warmongering’ Song

An Ithaca College professor calls the patriotic song “God Bless America” a “warmongering” song inappropriate for sporting events.

In a September 28 op-ed for the Ithacan, professor Stephen Mosher claimed that “expressions of hyper-patriotism” like the national anthem and songs like Irving Berlin’s God Bless America have “changed our ‘philosophy’ about what it means to be an ‘American’.

Mosher, who teaches “sport as political resistance” and “sport and popular culture” for Ithaca College’s Department of Communication Studies, claims that these songs should be banned from sporting events.

“Sporting events don’t need a national anthem,” he claims, adding that following the events of September 11, hyper-patriotism took hold and the song, “God Bless America,” took its place as an unofficial anthem for Americans.

He claims that many of these expressions and demonstrations “serve to minimize what real patriotism looks like,” pointing out that there is no requirement to hold a hand over your heart during the national anthem.

The professor recalls his time as a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherts, where various events—including “so-called race riots, political assassinations, Olympic protests, and the disastrous Vietnam experience had altered [his] philosophy about the role sport plays in our society.”

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Silly man. We have a perfectly good war-anthem in The Battle Hymn of the Republic; we don’t need to appropriate a plain old patriotic song for the purpose.

yet another example of Ph.D. really meaning Piled higher and Deeper, in his case, at least.

This nit wouldn’t know real patriotism if it bit him in the rump! Why is it these ‘professors’ in charge of useless and irrelevant subjects are all so keen to shout their ignorance from the rooftops?
(Never mind – rhetorical question.)

re: “Professor Stephen Mosher. Department of Communication Studies Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences. Specialty: Sport and Popular Culture, Youth …”

I think Stephen was just a little upset when he wrote this op-ed. Perhaps his husband had a date night with a new student, or whatever. Regardless, again the over-educated prove to make fools of themselves, searching for answers in how to take square pegs and hammer them into round holes.

This professor has been interviewed on the local Ithaca radio station, 870 am, several times throughout the last few years. This is par for the course for him. He also seems to think football is too violent and thinks that unionizing college athletes is a good idea. I would be surprised if professor Jacobson hasn’t heard of him bedore.

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