Iconic singer, Kate Smith, who is best known for her rendition of “God Bless America” has been banned by the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey team and the New York Yankees from their seventh inning stretch ceremony. Smith’s statue was covered up in Philadelphia and removed, just like the statues of Confederate soldiers.
Why? It seems that back in the 1930s she sang two songs that have been termed “racially offensive” by the left-wing thought police.
The songs in question are two of 3,000 pieces she recorded. One of them could be viewed a parity about slavery. Black activist and leftist, Paul Robson, sang it too. The piece spoke of slaves picking cotton and singing. Another, which she sang for Black children in an orphanage, used the word “pick-in-ninnies” and associated them with watermelons.
This is, of course, is one more attack on our culture more than anything else. Why would the left want God to bless America when they don’t approve of either concept? When one can pick out something that an entertainer recorded 80 years ago and use it as an excuse to ban all their work, it shows a new example of left-wing bigotry. It’s not too far removed from the Nazi book burnings of the 1930s.
So, what will be the next social icon to be banned. Perhaps we have seen the last of the classic holiday film “Holiday Inn.” There is a scene where Bing Crosby and his love interest appear in black face. Don’t think that won’t happen. The radical left hates Christmas and have done what they can to have it removed from American culture for many years.
Oops! I got my titles wrong. “White Christmas” was sort of re-make of “Holiday Inn” from 1954.