A statue is covered in Philly
of legend Kate Smith. Is it really?
Exit God sing-along
Bless America song.
The Flyers have lost it – so silly.
What is going on?
A great Philadelphia Flyers tradition was that every game started with a recording of Kate Smith belting out God Bless America, and since we all know the words we made it a sing-along, and felt patriotic.
No more, somebody found out that she in 1931 recorded the song : “That’s why darkies were born” so she was obviously a racist.
Another artist recording the same song in 1931 was Paul Robeson.
This is the first time to my knowledge Paul Robeson has been by implication labeled a racist.
Have we gone insane? Why do we try to erase history?
It has been said: “if we forget history, we are bound to repeat it.”
I say “If we try to erase history it will be worse the next time around.”