What ideological agenda is that? It seems to me to be consistent with the ideology this country was founded on. What is it again that is inscribed on the statue of liberty?Yes, I am. I love that song, grew up loving it, and to hear it suddenly sung in unrecognizable gobble-d-gook just for the sake of an ideological agenda offended me to the core.
This sounds a little condescending. Also, this song does not belong to YOU. It belongs to anyone who calls themselves American, hyphenated or not.I love the "we are the world" songs; I love Mexican music, I love hearing it in their language, despite my own Spanish being sadly deficient; I grew up surrounded by Mexican culture, and the children of that culture were my playmates and my friends; I love the diversity of this country, and the various cultures.
I think the inclusiveness of other languages in that song represents what is at the very foundation of this country. It is not suggesting that America become something something, it is showing us how we are walking the walk and living the promise of equality and the peaceful coexistence of people from different cultures. The idea that they can live in a way that maintains a respect for their personal history amongst people who have very different histories and do so in peace because we all agree on the fundamental idea of tolerance and freedom is pretty damn awesome and very much in keeping with what we as a nation claim to be about.I do not love having the songs of this country, the ones that have given me pleasant tingles since childhood, ravaged to where I can no longer even understand the words. I felt the same way when I heard the opening of a sports event preceded by the Star Spangled Banner sung in Spanish. It was incredibly rude, pathetically transparent, and yes, I ****ing hate it