Quite a while back, I came across the term “Red, White, and Blue Fever”. I believe that it was coined by patriot author and journalist Pat Shannan shortly after 9/11.
Pat Shannan discusses this concept in his 2010 conspiracy oriented book Everything They* Ever Told Me Was a Lie. On page 165 Mr. Shannan defines it as follows:
“Red, White, and Blue Fever. It is usually isolated within the ranks of military personnel and Regan/Bush loving, Judeo-Christian conservatives. The fever prevents otherwise intelligent Americans from seeing the truth going on all around them and causes them to behave, vote (especially while on a jury) and speak very stupidly”.
Shannan also notes that believing the 9/11 official story/fairytale about A-Rabs on planes downing the crash resistant Twin Towers (which fell symmetrically at near free fall speed straight down into their footprints) is common among those afflicted with Red, White, and Blue Fever.
Basically, Red, White, and Blue fever is a false –or at least ignorant and misplaced- patriotism that is usually manifested by Republican Party types. The church I used to attend was a hotspot for this fever.
We recently saw an outburst of Red, White, and Blue fever about the national anthem. Recently a professional football player named Colin Kaepernick, a mulatto who was raised by white parents, made headlines when he refused to stand for the national anthem at a football game. It appears he was doing so as a protest to the government because of the police shooting of black males –the Black Lives Matter movement.
Fox News was in a tizzy. Pretend patriots and conservatives are offended that he would not stand for the song of empire. Let us think before we sound off.
The Founding Fathers did not have a national anthem. The Founding Fathers felt no need for a national anthem, and did not adopt one. Is there a need to analyze further?
The national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”, was written during the War of 1812 –long after George Washington’s death, over two decades after the Constitution was adopted, and almost 40 years after Lexington and Concord!
The Star Spangled Banner was written by a young American lawyer named Francis Scot Key in 1814, as he stood imprisoned on a British ship of war during the siege of Fort McHenry. He rejoiced to see the American flag still flying on the morning after the night bombardment.
The Star Spangled banner grew in popularity over time, and the U.S. Navy began to officially use the Star Spangled Banner in 1889. The U.S. congress did not make it the national anthem until 1931, when America had moved into empire mode. Yes, not until 1931! We had no national anthem from 1775 until 1931.
Regardless of its history, in the minds of most Americans, the Star Spangled Banner represents the current Constitution trashing, multicultural, foreign interventionist American empire –not the Founder’s republic.
The Founders, who apparently felt no need for a song celebrating the state with ritualized shows of submission such as standing or removing one’s hat, probably would not be offended by Kaepernick’s refusing to stand.
That being said, many of the Founders would most likely be offended that a mulatto such as Kaepernick was on equal citizenship/political rights with white people, and that he was advocating for the white majority to acquiesce to the demands of mobs of black folk demanding gifts and special treatment from whitey/ ‘da man/the government.
As such, we have the “leftist” Black Lives Matter gibsmedat protesters in the streets on one side and the “rightist” RWB fever patients on the other side watching Fox News and longing for Trump to save this country.
Recently, an 87 year old German lady by the name of Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced to 10 months in jail in her country for denying the Holocaust. She spoke out for her people and heritage, in opposition to the (((official promoted story))) about the labor camps in Poland. Her exercise of free speech landed her in the slammer. I suppose that she is a victim of Black, Orange, and Gold fever.
Readers of this blog and my book As America Fades are no doubt aware of my occasional mocking reference to the “holy number 6 million”. In honor of courageous German patriot and “thought criminal” Ursula Haverbeck, I am now going to refer to the Most Holy Number 6 Million. Christian Zionists, neo-conservatives, and Fox News watchers may stand at attention and salute (like during the anthem of empire) whenever the Most Holy Number 6 Million is mentioned. Opening one’s Bible to the 20th chapter of Revelation while saluting is optional. (Instead of saluting, Papists may bow their head as their last three papas did at the Wailing Wall).
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