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New York Cultural Symbols

New York’s handful of official cultural symbols are surprisingly (or not) lame.

Cultural Symbols  
Food apple muffin 1987
Snack yogurt 2014
Beverage milk Redundant Symbol 1981
Sport baseball 2021
Hymn Here Rests in Honored Glory (aka Ode to Israel) 2018
New York Cultural Symbols

I love yogurt and apple muffins, but what is the New York connection? Milk ranks among the most redundant state symbols. I hate baseball, which must be the second most boring sport after bowling.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are located in Cooperstown, New York, which is where some people claim baseball was invented. Many historians disagree, however.

The official dog is the service dog. The designation was inspired by the dogs working at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

9/11 itself is one of New York’s grandest unofficial symbols. A classic false flag attack (aka inside job), it is also a classic example of a conspiracy that spawns two opposing narratives, with a mainstream narrative as believable as a New York banker.

In 2018, New York adopted an official hymn, “Here Rests in Honored Glory.” More precisely, it was designated the official hymn of remembrance in honor of all American veterans.

The lyrics read in part, “Thou art the King of Israel, Thou David’s Son.” Ironically, Americans are increasingly complaining about being controlled by Israel, even fighting Israel’s wars.

New York’s official hymn is a religious symbol, a symbol of war and a symbol that pays homage to Israel all rolled into one. How is that not as bad as Mississippi’s former state flag, which was widely condemned as racist?

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