July 13, 2016

Uproar over The Tenors’ “O Canada” lyric swap reveals the left’s double standard

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

Step aside Roseanne Barr and Christina Aguilera: you've been dethroned as the worst national anthem singers.

Canadian music group The Tenors gave a disgusting performance of O Canada at the Major League Baseball All Stars game in San Diego Tuesday night, changing the line "with glowing hearts we see thee rise, our true north strong and free" to "we're all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great."

I was surprised any Americans in the crowd knew this was a departure from the actual lyrics, but the response was immediately noticeable.

It only got stronger--and more negative--on Twitter.

The group was condemned, people called for boycotts, and the quartet's manager's contact information was circulated.

Hours later, the band posted an apology to Twitter, blaming the incident on "lone wolf" Remigio Pereira, who the group said would not be touring with them until further notice.

What was curious, however, is that the outrage seemed mostly rooted in the fact that the soloist, Pereira, said "all lives matter" rather than his disgracing of the national anthem by changing the lyrics in any way.

Had he sung "black lives matter to the great," there would have been condemnations, but not as viciously as from Black Lives Matters tweeters who seemed utterly uninterested in the desecration of Canada's anthem. In fact, there'd likely be accolades offered his way.

After all, the left's rulebook says anthems and their lyrics are fluid and subject to political changes. That was the case earlier this year when Justin Trudeau's Liberal caucus rammed through a private member's bill from Mauril Belanger to change "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command" in the interests of gender neutrality.

That change for political purposes was somehow okay, but not Pereira's.

I think both were wrong: anthems must be a constant. It's just interesting to see how many people now have such unprecedented concern for Canadian traditions.

All anthems matter? Apparently not.

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commented 2016-07-24 05:54:52 -0400
I have an expression I use with my child. This will become a big deal only if you make it a big deal. What is done is done. The man was fired and publicly humiliate for his attempt at voicing his opinion. The left wing believes in freedoms as long as it suits their agenda. If the line was praising the left wings agenda, it would not have gotten a peep from the lefties.
commented 2016-07-15 16:55:04 -0400
I agree we should keep our National anthem as it has always been.

Having said that. “I am in full agreement all lives do matter.”


Thomas Pratt
commented 2016-07-14 11:49:36 -0400
All lives matter just not his.

lets put criminals in jail and take their jobs away, and lets be appropriate toward guys like Remigio Pereira. His life matters too. kicking him in the teeth as a response is a poor action by his crew. Throwing him under the bus shows how controlling and unkind they can be. making him the black sheep of the group is a very racist thing indeed.
I guess there is a shortage of learning on the job.
commented 2016-07-14 10:25:38 -0400
I still sing the version as depicted by Bill Elder. Thats the one I was taught as a young kid in school. Of course “God keep our land glorious and free” drives the secular liberal statists crazy , but that’s the point isn’t it. Of course in grade school we sang God Save the Queen. We better hope to hell that God keeps our land glorious and free and saves the Queen because the leftist kooks we have running our countries sure are incapable of saving anything.
commented 2016-07-14 02:50:06 -0400
It’s amazing that you are getting all hot under the collar over the changing of the “national” anthem. I have news for you: anthems are for real nations, something that Canada hasn’t been for a long time
commented 2016-07-14 01:15:35 -0400
The Tenors’ rendition of our anthem was brutal & I am angry not because he said All Lives Matter, but because he chose to say it while singing it. No couth & very disrespectful, just like the LGBT parading their own version of our flag, rainbow colours & the maple leaf in the centre. Trudeau has no respect for our traditions either & he made it blatantly clear he had no problem with this as he walked merrily along with his tongue sticking out in the gay pride parade.
commented 2016-07-13 19:56:13 -0400
So why do we sing a french song written 1880 to celebrate Quebekers june 24 holiday?
commented 2016-07-13 19:27:10 -0400
I will boycott The Tenors shows and any of their musical products. I encourage all Canadians to do the same. The remaining members of the group can sue Pereira for their loss. Too many from the entertainment world forget who pays them.
commented 2016-07-13 18:09:44 -0400
Despite being somewhat of a celebrity, Pereira is apparently so insecure that he could not keep his desperation for attention in check. I suggest this pathetic virtue signaller get the psychiatric help he so obviously needs. I also suggest The Tenors kick this pathetic narcissist to the curb. Not only did he insult my country, he sabotaged his colleagues in front of the world. What an asshole.
commented 2016-07-13 17:59:32 -0400
Steve you must have been taught the Marxist proto version ;-)

The Anthem they sang during the queen’s marriage went like this:

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God has been officially edited out because the concept of obedience to a cosmic deity rather than a socialist junta is anathema to a godless globalist
commented 2016-07-13 16:44:59 -0400
this was my anthem from the 50’s I sang in school in kindergarten along with God Save the Queen in 1955. You don’t see any other nation in the world change their anthems ! They respect what came before.
oh Canada
our home and native land
true patriot love in all thy sons command
with glowing hearts we see thee rise
the true north strong and free
and stand on guard oh Canada
we stand on guard for thee
oh Canada ,glorious and free
we stand on guard ,we stand on guard for thee
oh Canada we stand on guard for thee
commented 2016-07-13 16:43:54 -0400
The idiot TruDOPE has left our anthem wide open for ANYONE to put their own stamp on it….history be damned. This group should be shut down, boycotted and shamed for doing this but I think it is just the start of the tearing down of Canadian history by the ‘progressive’ ignorant leftist millennials.
commented 2016-07-13 16:43:01 -0400
Perhaps he (and all SJWs) would prefer The Internationale.
commented 2016-07-13 15:56:54 -0400
A traditional national anthem only matters to real Canadians, globalist lefties have no nation and actually hate nationalism – so abominating a national anthem to further anti-nationalist agendas is a neat trick – the dummies will never notice – huh?
commented 2016-07-13 14:22:44 -0400
I think the issue is that Remigio Pereira is a central lefty. We have seen over and over that the left eats their own. I’m surprised the left has not had him thrown in prison yet. You step out of line in the left, and you are the walking dead.
commented 2016-07-13 14:12:40 -0400
If Mauril Belanger can change the words, why can’t the Tenors? After all, everything is supposed to be fluid in the “Liberal bubble”
commented 2016-07-13 14:05:58 -0400
It just goes to show you, stupidity is unpredictable. It can break out any time, anywhere… in any culture and from any socio-economic group… even people you hitherto thought were cool. There’s no fixing stupid.
commented 2016-07-13 12:45:30 -0400
It’s a stunt – no one watches MLB – ratings are tanking.

MLB all star game is a bigger snooze.

So MLB pulls a boner and social media is all over it – staged.
commented 2016-07-13 12:30:43 -0400
Just the latest in an endlessly long line of musicians, actors and artists who, for whatever bizarre reason, seem to think it appropriate to step up on the soapbox while doing their job. They almost always step off with both feet into a steaming pile. They’ll never learn.
George Carlin was on to something when he observed that “originally, this job was called Fool.”
commented 2016-07-13 12:14:52 -0400
Canada has a national anthem?
commented 2016-07-13 12:03:09 -0400
If the twit believes in peace and good will to all HE SHOULD TRY CHANGING THE WORDS TO THE FRENCH NATIONAL ANTHEM
Let just see what happens