This University Professor has plenty of animosity toward America and it’s symbols. In a recent interview from fellow Liberal, Sharmini Peries, Horne blasts the American flag and Pledge of Allegiance. He says that these symbols came about because “it was thought that this artificially-constructed former slaveholders’ republic needed some kind of glue to help to bring disparate elements together.” He also explained that having pre-schoolers dress up in red, white and blue for parades is a form of indoctrination to ‘American colonialism’.
You see while the Professor lives in the United States, he carries great disdain for the country and believes the United States is an Imperialist or Colonialist country. He’s an anti-colonialist who believe “the doctrine that rich countries of the West got rich by invading, occupying and looting poor countries of Asia, Africa and South America”. With this ridiculous misinterpretation of America, it would stand to reason how he’s completely misunderstood our symbols.
He complained in the interview that American symbols are…
…also a tie-in to how harshly African Americans have been treated, with added emphasis:
And once again, the issue of national unity was at play, not least because a substantial percentage of the citizenry, particularly those of African descent, were subjected to routine atrocities, and it was felt that they would not necessarily be enthusiastic about shedding their blood and making the ultimate sacrifice for this so-called Republic. And so therefore you had the installation of the Pledge of Allegiance, particularly in schools, because it was thought that you had to get U.S. nationals at an early age in order to inculcate in them some sort of identification with the United States of America.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is also problematic.
According to Horne, it speaks to “reprimanding, reproving, and denouncing black people for not standing alongside the star-spangled banner, but instead aligning, as the black population tended to do, with the real and imagined enemies of the United States of America.”
He said that people should resist the indoctrination of these nationalistic paraphernalia. So I ask you… in what way do the American Flag, Pledge or even Star Spangled Banner make you feel like the man is holding you down or disenfranchising any citizen? This guy is teaching the “leaders of tomorrow”. What kinds of things does an anti-colonialist teach impressionable American minds? This guy does NOT belong in Texas or in any University!