|The Freedom Girls salute America, |
and presumably Donald Trump.
Doing so is usually gross and bullying. Especially coming from a middle aged guy like me.
And, I'm totally OK with patriotic performances. Pride in your nation is all good.
Here, though, I'm going to make an exception to the no dissing kids rule.
The performance by the so-called Freedom Girls at a Pensacola, Florida Donald Trump rally was more than a little creepy.
I don't blame the three girls who did the performance. They're just doing what some so called grown up told them to do. But whoever the adults were who set this up seem to take their cues from a North Korean government rally committee.
The Freedom Girls start their song with what sounds like a Trump and Tea Party political swipe at the Obama administration. Basically, the president is accused of backing down all the time and letting ISIS and every other bad guy run roughshod over us.
The Freedom Girls are having NONE of this. NO way.
The hideous music the Freedom Girls sing to sounds, as the The Fix column in the Washington Post puts it, a cross between Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and the marching tune "Over There."
Then we get into these lyrics:
"Enemies of freedom face the music
Come on boys, take them down.
President Donald Trump knows how
To make America great.
Deal from strength or get crushed every time."
On the bright side, the girls do invent a new word, which is fun. It's "Ameritude" I'm not quite sure what it means, but we can all sort that out later.
At least some of the comments on the YouTube video are entertaining:
"To think that Donald Trump calls Bernie a communist, when Trump basically uses Kim Jong Un as his stage manager."
"I can't wait for these kids to watch this video fifteen years later and really hate their parents."
Watch the Freedom Girls' performance if you dare: