Everyone who has played Sonic Adventure 2 remembers the first level that featured one heck of a catchy tune, “Escape From the City”. A new petition on Change.org is actually asking President Barack Obama to change the current National Anthem to “Escape From the City” from Sonic Adventure 2.
The petition supposedly spawns from the recent controversy of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand during a rendition of the National Anthem:
“NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been under fire recently for refusing to stand during the performance of our country’s national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Because of the injustices occurring in the United States of America, the 49ers player disagrees with the message being conveyed by Francis Scott Key’s lyrics.
The obvious solution would be to rid our nation of the injustices Kaepernick is protesting. However, that would take a lot of hard work and determination that we’ve clearly been incapable of to this point. So, instead, I suggest to President Barrack Obama that we change the national anthem to Ted Poley and Tony Harnell’s more upbeat and less controversial “Escape from the City” as featured in the smash-hit video game Sonic Adventure 2.
Tell us, America, would you rather be reminded of the constant violence and threats faced by the soldiers of 1812 to get to this still-divided point in U.S. history or be set free by the rush of danger lurking around every turn as you follow your rainbow at the speed of sound?”
The petition currently has over 7100 signatures and keeps increasing. While there is definitely no way in hell that we would ever change our current National Anthem to “Escape From the City” , I applaud the author’s creativity and humor.