San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kapaernick has galvanized a nationwide movement since he first refused to stand for the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice in the United States. But what if instead of protesting our current national anthem with all its militaristic, blindly patriotic overtones, we had a different one? An anthem you could punch your fist into the air with pride.
Well, here it is as performed by the Veterans for Peace Chorus. The melodies remain the same, but the words speak to our dreams of the world we want not just the one we're against.
By Doug Rawlings