HS Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’
Let that sink in for a minute.
Ya got that now?
Infuriated I think is the word I am looking for.
Now I read the article,the author does a middling job of skewering the principle but stops far, far short of where I would be willing to go.
The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents.
The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”
Principal Tom Lopez denies any attempt to push an Islamic agenda, saying, “These students love this country. They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”
Principal Lopez doesn’t make any sense. Speaking unintelligible words in Arabic in some way accentuates their meaning? That is an extremely weak argument in defense of an ill-advised decision.
He said the cultural clubs seeks to “destroy the barriers, embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school.
That would translate into “destroy the barriers to Islam and embrace it,” correct, Mr. Lopez?
The Poudre School District communications director, Danielle Clark, said they understand why parents are upset. She told Fox News, “We understand not everybody would agree with the students’ choice. We’ve heard there are some who are upset.”
Let’s put his into perspective for the feeble-minded Clark and Lopez. It is not the student’s choice. They do not control the public address system. It was a school choice.
Her simplistic defense included a reference to “one” supportive email and a reference to a similar mistake last year which drew controversy when the pledge was recited in Spanish. Somehow not learning from and expanding upon your previous mistakes is perceived as a viable defense for these educators.
He goes on in a mild mannered, almost polite way of pointing out the obvious bad decision making and the complete lack of any educator taking responsibility for this disgrace.
It's hard for me to take his disgust seriously though because there doesn't seem to be a real sense of outrage.
Fuck that shit.
These fucking ninnies need to realize just what an outrageous act this was.
It sounds to me like a bunch of parents are pointing it out to them in no uncertain terms though;
Lopez said he has been getting a variety of accusations leveled at him, including being called a traitor. He said, “They claim they are outraged, that this is blaspheming a real major tenet of our patriotism – which in their mind the Pledge of Allegiance is only in English.”
Sounds to me like they are on it.
Let this be a lesson to the rest of you fucking panty waist sonsabitches out there.
There are some things you just don't fuck with.
This would be one of those things.
While I'm at it, let me give some advice to you motherfucking "Artists" that feel the need to put your own personal "interpretation" to the singing of our National Anthem.
Knock that shit off and sing it like it was written, you pretentious assholes.
You're just embarrassing yourselves and pissing the rest of us off.
It's an HONOR to be selected to sing it, remember that and save that fucking warbling and screeching shit for your shower where it belongs.
Damn, there's a bunch of people I would like to back hand for that.