Francis Scott Key

On the Blithe Ignorance about the National Anthem

The current Neo-Puritanical mania for tearing down statues and stifling free speech by cultural ingénues ignorant of history and logic, has reached a stellar absurdity in demands to censure “The Star Spangled Banner” on lame claims that it is racist and advertises bigotry. Given the low level of contemporary culture, and the remarkable fact that sports figures who are paid millions of dollars think that their sudden wealth has made them intelligent, it is no surprise that large segments of the populace take seriously what many of these sanctimonious athletes say about complex historical matters. If ignorance is bliss, these fellows…