James Woods National Anthem

Hollywood star James Woods just pointed out the absurdity of the super-liberal Los Angeles Times calling for “The Star Spangled Banner” to be eradicated as America’s national anthem, and for it to be replaced with the song “Lean On Me.”

James Woods Defends The National Anthem

In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Times published an Op-Ed titled “It’s time to cancel ‘The Star Spangled Banner.'” earlier this week. In the op-ed, the author even offered up a suggested replacement for our national anthem.

James Woods, not surprisingly, was not having any of it. The Casino actor tweeted in response: 

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L.A. Times Blasts National Anthem As ‘Racist’

In the op-ed, contributing writer Jody Rosen blasted “The Star Spangled Banner” saying “it’s not an especially American song.” 

“The wave of reckoning and revisionism that is sweeping the country may have to come for the national anthem,” Rosen said, adding that the song’s writer Francis Scott Key was a slaveowner.

He then argued that “The Star Spangled Banner” is a “racist song” because it stems from Key’s poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry,” which invokes slaves.

Quite a stretch there, but Rosen kept going!

He went on to shame the United States, arguing that our nation doesn’t even deserve a national anthem:

“At a moment when the United States is in the grip of multiple crises — convulsed by debates over racism and injustice, ravaged by a pandemic, with a crumbling economy and a faltering democracy — the very idea of a national anthem, a hymn to the glory of country, feels like a crude relic, another monument that may warrant tearing down. But if we must have an anthem, it should be far different than the one we’ve got now, positing another kind of patriotism, an alternative idea of America and Americanness. It would also be neat if it was, you know, a decent song, which a citizen could sing without crashing into an o’er or a thee, or being asked to pole vault across octaves.”

L.A. Times Offers Up “Lean On Me” As New National Anthem 

But Rosen would be remiss not to weigh in on what might replace our beloved National Anthem.

That’s when he suggested the Bill Withers song “Lean on Me,” seemingly with absolutely zero self-awareness of how ridiculous this suggestion is:

“It’s a modest song that puts on no airs. It speaks in plain musical language, without a trace of bombast, in a tidy arrangement that unfolds over a few basic chords. It doesn’t march to a martial beat or rise to grand crescendos. The lyrics hold no pastoral images of fruited plains or oceans white with foam, no high-minded invocations of liberty or God. ‘Lean on Me’ is a deeply American song — but it’s not, explicitly at least, a song about America,” Rosen explained. “Yet it has long been a kind of national anthem. ‘Lean on Me’ is one of just a handful of songs to have reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts in two different versions… It is surely among the most widely sung American songs of the past half-century.”

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Social Media Mocks The Los Angeles Times 

Woods was not the only person calling out the L.A. Times for this nonsense, as social media had a field day with mockery over this crazy op-ed.

If the left keeps this foolishness up, Trump won’t need to do much to get reelected come November! 

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