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ghosts
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:46 PM
I always stand up :angel:
can't imagine me sitting down... that's no respect :(

!<blocparty>!
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:47 PM
LOL, you mean when its on TV

OUT!
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:47 PM
No, never. I hate all that nationalistic indoctrination.

Barrie_Dude
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Standing Up:


"Ohhhhhhhhhh Canada, my home and native land.................."

Tylane
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:57 PM
A front of my tv, never...lol...but I love the national anthems, it's a big moment, and some are beautiful to hear.

arn
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:58 PM
Never, and I don't see why I should, it's hugely symbolic without any purpose.

I'm sure all Belgians feel a bond with Belgium, but just not as much as in the USA (I cannot imagine saying a pledge everyday at school :eek: or having the belgian flag hanging outside!) or France,.... I could even never see myself fighting for my country. If there's a war in Belgium I'll just move :cool:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:59 PM
i stand up. it's jus respect man! :D

OUT!
Jun 16th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Never, and I don't see why I should, it's hugely symbolic without any purpose.

I'm sure all Belgians feel a bond with Belgium, but just not as much as in the USA (I cannot imagine saying a pledge everyday at school :eek: or having the belgian flag hanging outside!) or France,.... I could even never see myself fighting for my country. If there's a war in Belgium I just move :cool:Agree!:yeah:

Dava
Jun 16th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Not when Im at home, but I do when Im at a sporting event or such yes.

ys
Jun 19th, 2004, 06:43 PM
In Soviet times, our national radiostation would end its daily work by 12am with a national anthem and would start its daily program at 6am with a national anthem. Between 12am and 6am it was all quiet. So, when I was in University, it was a very patriotic and honourable act to crawl into your friend's room between 12am and 6am and set their quiet radio for maximum volume, just to make they all stand up to national anthem..

Josh
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Nope

GBFH
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:19 PM
always. it's disrespectful to do otherwise. one of the hallmarks of our society today is the lack of respect for authority of any kind, for the diversities that exist among us and for those things that are traditional. i refuse to follow this trend. plus, i was always taught that this type of thing, like standing up to greet someone, walking a visitor to the door when they leave, a firm handshake and the offering of a meal and something to drink to someone who's dropped by....are all signs that you weren't born in a barn.
:lol:

this makes me think about hockey. at dallas stars games, when they sing the anthem, all of the hillbillies scream, "STARSSSSSSSSS!" both times when it comes up in the song. it's disgusting and i glare at everyone sitting around me if they do it.

and i don't like listening to the anthem most of the time...all of these singers like to embellish it and let out all kinds of wild-ass notes. just sing it like it's written on the page, dude. it's our anthem, not american idol.

Joana
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:21 PM
I tried to imagine myself doing it and I was :haha:

Sally Struthers
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:26 PM
I just stand up if everyone else does so I don't look so flakey... kind of like in my save the children commercials. Look at me... it's plain to see that I don't really give a damn about them or I woudln't be stuffing my face all day while they're starving.

E. Blackadder
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Never.

Josh
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:37 PM
They should make an updated version of the Belgian national anthem btw. The lyrics are old and outdated.

But anyway, let's all rise! :D
Belgium (http://www.national-anthems.net/web/find.webpage?from=real&what=belgium&id=BE)

Helen Lawson
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:44 PM
I always stand up because I am the one usually singing it for the crowd!

decemberlove
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:48 PM
only when im at a sports game or ceremony . not when its on tv . thats just fucking weird

Avid Merrion
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:54 PM
only if i'm at a football match or something where everyone is doing it.
almost got a kicking once in an Irish pub for not standing up for the national anthem at closing time :eek: so i always stand up for the Irish national anthem ;) :lol:

Giuliano
Jun 19th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Not in front of the tv. And as I've never been to a match, I've never stood up to a national anthem.
I wake up to one, though.

Kart
Jun 19th, 2004, 08:12 PM
I only stand up if I can't reach the remote control to change channel from my chair.

arn
Jun 19th, 2004, 08:22 PM
always. it's disrespectful to do otherwise. one of the hallmarks of our society today is the lack of respect for authority of any kind, for the diversities that exist among us and for those things that are traditional. i refuse to follow this trend. plus, i was always taught that this type of thing, like standing up to greet someone, walking a visitor to the door when they leave, a firm handshake and the offering of a meal and something to drink to someone who's dropped by....are all signs that you weren't born in a barn.
Standing up to greet somebody and all the other things you mentioned is showing resptect to persons. We are talking about a country here, it's (not even) a thing. I don't see what lack of respect for authorty has to do with it, nor the lack of respect for diversity that exists.

Brαm
Jun 19th, 2004, 08:53 PM
I like the Belgian anthem but I don't stand up when it's being played ;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jun 19th, 2004, 08:58 PM
i never stand up when it's on tv. only when im there in person.

azza
Jun 19th, 2004, 09:29 PM
No i hate Australians one

wtf is Girt by sea even mean :o

Maajken
Jun 19th, 2004, 09:41 PM
belgian no, flemish yes :D

*JR*
Jun 19th, 2004, 09:55 PM
always. it's disrespectful to do otherwise. one of the hallmarks of our society today is the lack of respect for authority of any kind, for the diversities that exist among us and for those things that are traditional. i refuse to follow this trend. plus, i was always taught that this type of thing, like standing up to greet someone, walking a visitor to the door when they leave, a firm handshake and the offering of a meal and something to drink to someone who's dropped by....are all signs that you weren't born in a barn.
Bri, the other behaviors you cite are Common Courtesy. Oft times, An Anthem takes a Political Position. Example: God Save the Queen. Admirable As your Intent Is, that song expresses a monarchist view that many Brits just disagree with. So while expressing their dissent while its playing would be rude, RU sure you think Simple "Silent abstention" is?
:confused:

Sean
Jun 19th, 2004, 11:24 PM
Not if its on TV or something if its for an ocassion then yeah.

fly guy
Jun 20th, 2004, 12:36 AM
not when it's on tv. that would be really retarded.

angele87
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:15 AM
i never stand up when it's on tv. only when im there in person.
Ditto :yeah:

Cariaoke
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:23 AM
I never stood up for the pledge of allegiance in school because that would have been sheeplike behavior but when the anthem is sung, I feel a bit of pride for my country. I don't stand but I mouth the words as they're sung. That's as far as I'd go.

arn
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:41 AM
Standing up to greet somebody and all the other things you mentioned is showing resptect to persons. We are talking about a country here, it's (not even) a thing.

--- indeed...it is so much more.

I don't see what lack of respect for authorty has to do with it, nor the lack of respect for diversity that exists.

--- i read your first post in this thread. about moving if there was a war in belgium. so i don't expect you to see a thing. :)
I'm very proud of my country, I just don't like all the symbolic bs, it's not helping anybody with anything.

DutchieGirl
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:51 AM
I always stand up :angel:
can't imagine me sitting down... that's no respect :(
I totally agree. Plus i hate it when people talk through an anthem! That's really rude!

Scotso
Jun 20th, 2004, 02:50 AM
I stand when it's my own.

SpikeyAidanm
Jun 20th, 2004, 02:52 AM
No i hate Australians one

wtf is Girt by sea even mean :o
Surrounded by sea :shrug:

Vincent
Jun 20th, 2004, 03:25 AM
I hate the Chinese anthem, I wish Hong Kong never returned to China. :p
BUt I do keep absolute silence when it's being played.

xin_hui
Jun 20th, 2004, 07:09 AM
Never, and I don't see why I should, it's hugely symbolic without any purpose.

I'm sure all Belgians feel a bond with Belgium, but just not as much as in the USA (I cannot imagine saying a pledge everyday at school :eek: or having the belgian flag hanging outside!) or France,.... I could even never see myself fighting for my country. If there's a war in Belgium I'll just move :cool:
in singapore, it is compulsory to sing the national anthem and say the pledge in school every morning, but i always just mouth the words;)
the only time i actually sing it is during national day

Leo_DFP
Jun 20th, 2004, 07:12 AM
I sat down once. I'm such a rebel. :cool:

I generally stand but don't always say the words.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 20th, 2004, 07:47 AM
LMAO! I never stand up cos it's obviously! :p I'm Deaf! :angel: Haha!

Juju_La_Terreure
Jun 20th, 2004, 08:22 AM
Only for the national anthem of my country.:)
Why should i stand up for the anthem of another country,
i've no band with it.
Well as socialist i also stand up for the internationale.

skanky~skanketta
Jun 20th, 2004, 08:35 AM
if its at an event its compulsary. otherwise no. disrespect?ask the freakin government to respect the other races first. just cuz its called "malay"sia doesn't ean that there are no indians or chinese (or others) livin in it. besides, i wont die for my king cuz he does squat. for the prime minister? i would consider it cuz he's doing so much for the non-muslims now.

skanky~skanketta
Jun 20th, 2004, 08:42 AM
and besides, the tune of malaysia's anthe is PATHETIC!seriously!only singapore's sounds worse:p

i like the indian anthem as well as the star spangled banner.

DutchieGirl
Jun 20th, 2004, 09:52 AM
No i hate Australians one

wtf is Girt by sea even mean :o
:rolleyes: SURROUNDED by sea...

DutchieGirl
Jun 20th, 2004, 09:54 AM
only when im at a sports game or ceremony . not when its on tv . thats just fucking weird
yah amen to that! ;)

The Crow
Jun 20th, 2004, 12:03 PM
I only stand up if I can't reach the remote control to change channel from my chair.
:lol: Same here :D

Josh
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:12 PM
it's good to know that you are proud of your country. and of course, symbolism for europeans brings back a lot of memories that most are quite ashamed of and have every reason to be. there are also many americans who find symbolism a waste of time. however...there are others, such as myself, who still see in it a call to bonding that many now find outdated. :) to each his own. :wavey:

:lol: You saying that Europeans should feel ashamed but OTOH you don't seem to feel any shame about American symbolism and nationalism. :lol:

arn
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:38 PM
it's good to know that you are proud of your country. and of course, symbolism for europeans brings back a lot of memories that most are quite ashamed of and have every reason to be. there are also many americans who find symbolism a waste of time. however...there are others, such as myself, who still see in it a call to bonding that many now find outdated. :) to each his own. :wavey:Indeed, to each it's own, but I don't agree with what you are saying ;)
First I don't think of any memories when the anthym is played, good or bad. Secondly, what are the bad memories Europeans should have that Americans should not have? I can think of as many bad memories for the USA as for the European countries.

flyingmachine
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:49 PM
Nope . In fact I'm dont like "God Save the Queen" I perfer the Jerusalem song.

Hantuchov
Jun 20th, 2004, 02:07 PM
I only stand up if I can't reach the remote control to change channel from my chair.

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Halardfan
Jun 20th, 2004, 02:48 PM
Never...they generally leave me cold.

I think our British one is a dirge...

Though the French one is quite rousing...