Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sebastien de la Cruz

An 11-year old American kid is in the news for singing the national anthem before an NBA game (basketball finals in San Antonio, Texas, USA). Sebastien de la Cruz sang very well, but attracted huge comment for being an illegal alien or "wetback" -- though born & raised in Texas. 

Ignorant basketball fans around America criticized the kid, his family, Mexico, and those who allowed such a kid to sing. Some of the commentators seemed to feel their cherished anthem (which, by the way, glorifies bombs, rockets, fighting & conquest) was soiled.

Racism and hurtfulness are easy to find in America. Less easy to find are those who know the words to the Star Spangled Banner. Jeering from the sidelines is easy. It'd be educational to suddenly film these hypercritical assholes asked to sing their national anthem - in most cases you'd hear silence.

Differences in Americans are her strength. Unity through Diversity.