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Argentine province makes it mandatory to sing a march dedicated to Malvinas Islands

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:35 UTC
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The Argentine province of Salta has passed a law forcing people to sing a song at every public event declaring that the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina. The law will also require every state school in the province to sing the song, known as ”Lilian Guitián, alongside the national anthem. Read full article


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    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    I wonder if Argentines really know just how pathetic these 'stunts' actually make them look to the world.

    They started a war, which they then lost, despite having ALL of the advantage.

    They will never get the Falklands and they know it.

    Ah, I love the smell of desperation coming from Argentina. Every time they pull a stunt like this the smell becomes more pungent, and their desperation more obvious.

    Argentina: Pathetic. Corrupt. Useless. Failing. Devolving. Finished.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    How embarrassing. Grown men and women being forced to sing government propaganda songs. What's next, compulsory botox and personality glasses so the resemble their dear leaders?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Top Gear, Top Gear!

    They sent 11,000 troops, their Navy and their whole airforce, but Britain defeated them and sent them home with their tails between their legs. There is more to worry Argentines than this - where is your next toilet roll coming from, and, will you be able to afford one, or, should you save it for Christmas?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @3 What is worrying is that the children will be forced to sing it and it “is promoted on the website of the country’s Ministry of Education”. Brainwashing.

    What is odd it that Argentines pride themselves on not following rules and laws and yet they accept this.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Two words - ¡que locura!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    Are they a bit worried that the primary school indoctrination failed and so they now have to legally force the adults to sing their political songs as well?

    As long as Argentina never attempts again to compel the Falkland Islanders to do anything they don't want to do then that is all that matters.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Caledon

    Their civic meltdown continues unabated .

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucdeluc

    They should me asking themselves why Falkland Islanders have the best quality of life and wages in that neighbourhood.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Buzzsaw

    The only thing the poem got wrong, was that it was never their pearl to lose, it's a pearl under a foreign flag, that's for sure. They just want it.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    How utterly pathetic.
    Because we mainly ignore the idiots, they must feel that they have to try harder!
    Try-hards all!
    About time that we put a claim in for the southern half of Patagonia.
    Well we were there before the Argentines.
    lf l want it, it must be mine, no?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    I feel sorry for the children being brainwashed in this manner.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    What, is that it? Just one song? What kind of wallowing in self-pity is this? Surely there should be a proper opera, or at least a tribute album or something?

    How about a 1982 commemorative version of “Send in the clowns?”.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    I don't think they would want me singing that shit.
    North Korea here we come!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Next they will be forced to watch the propagandist TeleSur Tv. And reruns of la cretina's cadena nacionals. There have been 24 this year already. Wake up already have the government telling you how you can spend your money.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PDG0192

    The people of Goose Green were made prisoners in the hall, in the middle of Goose Green settlement, and used as “human shields”. There were 114 locked in the Hall for 30 days, without access to toilet facilities or proper food. They weren't allowed out, mainly because the RGs were using their houses as somewhere warm to sleep. The RGs used chests of drawers as toilets, didn't know they could use peat to keep warm. There was nothing dignified about the way they treated the inhabitants and if there was anybody being heroic at any time it would have been the locals, despite the fight the RGs put up when attacked by the Paras.
    It pisses me off that the RG “government”, at every turn, seeks to make something out of their “claim”. Nothing would please me more than for them to just curl up in some corner of the pampas and die.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucdeluc

    If they were used as human shields civilian fatalities would have been higher. The Argentinians killed no civilians directly. Those killed died due to misdirected British fire. Look at the Gaza Strip to see what damage an invading army using human shields can cause.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marc1

    Well, La Campora brainwash the kids, so this is nothing new.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    Poor Neanderthals, what a sick law. Shame on them.


    Patagonia was Falklander? No it wasn't, and no you were not there before anyone, even Argentines.

    Try again. It's funny to see how you chastise those who are brainwashed by citing some brainwashing of your own! (Patagonia was British / Falklander)

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willi1

    the arg robberment gang under ck forgot (as usual) that the arg ancestors were landrobbers, invaders who stole the land from the indigenous who are still today living under worst conditions and pressure of the args.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games


    “arg ancestors were landrobbers, invaders who stole the land from the indigenous”

    So what you are saying is that you share ancestors with the argies?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Argentina.... the great modern democracy!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    This kind of stuff should scare the crap out of a thinking Rg.

    Next thing you know they're going to be singing to the “glorious leader” FatMax

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    Speaking of something that should scare the crap out of a society....

    Burn baby burn (Part III)

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    Argentina is supposed to be a democratic country since the fall of Junta some 30 years ago. But, is it really compatible with democracy to make it “mandatory” to sing certain songs. What will the penalty be if they do not sing? If an organisation should be started with the aim to work for a drop of the “Malvinas Claim”, do they also have to sing such songs at their meetings. The whole thing is getting more and more bizarre.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    9 Voice, Vestige, Think et al
    Of course you could give us a rendition of your own sore-loser swan-song “I'm a loser and I'm not what I appear to be...”, and try and take your beatings like man.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @17. Perhaps PDG0192 didn't clarify 'human shields' enough for you. Are you old enough to remember the Iraq War? The disgusting tv broadcasts showing Sod_him running his hands over British children. 'Human shields'. It is a breach of international law not to afford protection to civilians in a war zone. It is equally a breach of international law to place weapons systems amongst civilian properties. Both can be described as 'human shields'. Placing non-combatants to shield armed forces. Placing weapons systems where non-combatants could be injured/killed. Regrettably, a British warship thought its accuracy was good enough. But who can tell? Once a shell is in the air, it's subject to outside factors. Three Falkland Islands martyrs who died in the defence of their homes.
    @21. NOBODY civilised shares ancestors with argies.
    @25. Argieland isn't 'democratic'. It has a democratic facade. That's all. 'Democratic' elections where votes are bought and sold. 'Democratic' government where the 'leader' of the 'government' won't answer direct questions from the people. How many 'press conferences' have you seen where Kirchner answers questions? There was an occasion in the U.S. where she took questions 'from the floor'. She finished up insulting the questioner. And still didn't answer the question. Peronism is fascism/nazism. The cult of nationalism wedded to the cult of 'the leader'. How curious that the German word 'Fuhrer' is the same in spanish.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    You just keep giving....;-)
    Not content with supplying fiction as are now confused as to which thread you are on...
    Some adversary.....

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Anyone know what the La Camporita's neck scarf color is?

    It isn't Red by chance is it?

    Filthy Thugs.

    I just can't fathom why the Arg populations doesn't see where this is going..
    Just like Chavistas to the North it is bound to fail
    and fail badly

    I can't wait until middle class housewives are street fighting over the last bag of beans in BA.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    Absurd and ridiculous fascist initiative from the commies running the pink house.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    To all Argie trolls and malvinistas the word is...

    D E S P E R A T I O N

    My how Argentina stinks of it.

    And in the meantime the Falkland Islands remain a free democracy whose people enjoy self determination and are protected by a whopping 1,200 military personnel who frighten the sh!t out of your ENTIRE armed forces.


    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Lilian Guitián, who proposed the law, said it showed the “importance of this subject in our society” and would be a good way of paying homage to the Argentine soldiers who gave their lives in the 1982 war with Britain over the Islands.”

    Really? A good way of paying homage is simply to visit their graves.

    If you want the Islands, talk to the islanders or go to the ICJ-just another impotent stunt. Singing fairy tales ain't going to get you very far.

    The fact that people in WW2 sang ”Hitler, has only got one ball, the other is in the Albert Hall' repetitively, doesn't mean to my best knowledge, that one of Hitler's balls is actually resident in the Albert Hall.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    Which flags does the jacket of the shooter in Carolina had?

    One with the South African Apartheid flag! And within that flag what flag!

    The Union Jack of course.

    So the ANGLO invades the North American continent, usurps and deracinates the real American inhabitants... then SHIP millions of Africans against their will... then invade the African lands themselves... and then THEY feel that the Blacks and natives are unwelcomed and shoot them in a church!

    What a proud Anglo heritage.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    rotting roadkill lost - period

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @33 Tobais

    D E S P E R A T I O N

    Can you smell it? It's coming off Argentina in waves. You reek of it.

    You really are desperately, so desperately scraping the bottom of the barrel with your post.

    It's really pathetic and terribly DESPERATE.

    You must be REALLY embarrassed about this story to try and deflect attention away like this.

    But like Argentina you are a FAILURE.

    Argentine DESPERATION. Mmmmm, what a unique stench.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    And the Anglos are a success how exactly to be calling others failures?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Yes, but Argentina are trying to replicate the shortcomings of Britain in the past-it's like saying the British colonised so it's our turn to use the same bullying tactics that the British ditched years ago.

    It is true to say that while the Brits did some bad things in the past, we were not chucking thousands of unarmed people into the sea and gouging priests eyes out 30 years ago (note not over 70 years ago, just 30 years ago). So while Britain has learned from its mistakes and given colonies either independence or support and more autonomy, Argentina wishes to replicate the UK's previous imperial ambitions.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    I have always called Argentina's Falkland obsession ridiculous, irrational, and I want no part in it. Part of an appalling education system which I also always flay and lambaste.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin


    Yours is a very enlightening perspective. I wish some of the Malvinistas here are open minded enough to understand it.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    This isn't even worth getting outraged about. It's just sad.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @33. You don't have much knowledge of history, do you? Unfortunately, the REAL Anglos allied with the Amerindians. It was only when colonialist imperialists from France, Germany, Italy and spain turned up and pretended to be 'American' that the Indians had problems. Explain the difference with British Canada. British Canada didn't let the French, Germans, Italians and spanish in.

    Got some statistics on African chiefs selling their own people? Apparently fairly typical. Saved eating them!
    @36. How are Anglos a success? Argie GDP $953.029 billion. Australia GDP $1.137 trillion. Canada GDP $1.591 trillion. New Zealand GDP $164.965 billion. UK GDP $2.549 trillion. USA GDP $17.418 trillion. How many times wealthier than you are we? Conflicts and unrest around the world? What does argieland do? It hides. Being incompetent cowards, would argies ever volunteer to go where they might have to fight? Maybe they'd meet up with proper troops. Like the British. And get their arses kicked again. Perhaps they'd go forward. But only with a British bayonet in their spines.

    Time for you to recognise that you are 10th class. You have no credibility, no integrity, no worth.
    @37. Not really true. Would you like to compare what Britain did to what France, Germany, Italy, spain did? Just an example, spaniards used to take indigenous Amerindian people and either burn them or garotte them for not being Christian. How enlightened. The French were somewhat similar except that they used the guillotine. Germans and Italians have always been murderous. The Italians remember 'the arena'. The Germans think of sacrifice. What do argies 'like'? They don't like honesty, integrity, truth? What are the objections to 'extermination'?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faulconbridge

    When and where will it be “obligatory” to sing it? How will people get permission to stop singing it?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Argentine province makes it mandatory
    You vill do as eye say or you vill be shot at dawn.

    velcome to mein argent democracy lol.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @38 Tobias
    “I have always called Argentina's Falkland obsession ridiculous, irrational, and I want no part in it. Part of an appalling education system which I also always flay and lambaste.”

    Yet instead of commenting on this story, regardless of whether you support the move or not, you DESPERATELY try to deflect the thread onto a COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT topic.

    Why is that?

    And why is it you ALWAYS comment on Falklands related threads even though you DON'T support Argentina's erroneous claims?

    I remember that a few years back you stated that you wouldn't comment on any more Falklands related topics, and then less than 10 minutes AFTER posting that statement, there you were COMMENTING on Falklands related topics.

    You see, Tobias, it's hard to take you seriously since you never stick to your word and you are constantly changing your name, often PRETENDING to be from some other country in order to try to show that the 'whole' world supports Argentina.

    In short you're pathetic just like this stupid law, and just like Argentina's imperialist colonial ambitions of empire.

    Take a deep breath in Tobias. That smell is the desperation of Argentina, a country that is devolving into a cesspit.

    It's a good job you don't live there, isn't it?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently Argentina has just joined the world’s top 5 compulsory singing nations,
    1, North Korea==YMCA
    2, china= 99 RED BALLOONS
    4, Iran = BATMAN
    5, Argentina- HUMPTY DUMPTY.

    So they say


    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @ 36 The_troLLimpic_games

    When are you going to explain your comment on another thread about Argentina and the Pacific Ocean?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    28 Voice, Vestige, Think et al
    I've buried you so often I'm going to give your well deserved title, to honour the acts, the zombie. If I had produced anything that was anything other than truthful you would have so indicated, so just keep on with the fallacies, because you've never been able to prove any of your assertions.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 Lucdeluc

    So sighting AA guns between the civilian houses is not using the Islanders as shields.

    I have read your tripe before: you seem unable to grasp simple topics and comparing the direct fire in the Gaza by Arabs is as bad as that stupid comment ”The Argentinians (SIC) killed no civilians directly.“

    Another Jew hater then?

    BTW it's the ”Argentines”, idiot.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    No - it's rotting roadkillians.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljb

    And they say there is no brainwashing in Argentina. You could make this stuff up.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @19 Tobi,
    Please tell me who founded the City of Ushuaia?
    Please tell me who ran their sheep in Sta Cruz Province BEFORE it was Sta Cruz Province?
    Now what do you say?
    Good basis for a “claim”?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    I can imagine...

    Translation for the children to memorize:

    ”Oh our great patriotic loved fatherland,
    How we reach out to recover for our stolen islands,
    Sacred soil stained with the patriotic blood
    of our most revered heroes of las Malvinas.

    One day the people of our glorious great nation
    will see justice and victory. Injustice will be slain!

    Send the squatter vermin back to the holes where they belong and sanitize our sacred lands. The pitiful thieving pirates will be defeated! Argentina returns to its rightful place.

    CHORUS (repeat twice):
    The Holy Trinity blesses our great nation. The adoring love of the Virgin Maria blesses us all.”

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @52 Strange...........that last part “The adoring love of the Virgin Maria blesses us all.”!
    Here in Britain we, too, enjoy the ”adoring love of the Virgin Mary” - she visited us in 1061 and her shrine is in Walsingham in Norfolk. So Argentina does not have exclusivity to her protection!

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 06:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Chicureo, thanks for that. Its practically unbelieveable to us here in the UK. What an infantile purile mindset. It explains completely the utterly moronic statements of most of the Argentinians that visit this site. I cannot think of anything contemporary from the UK that matches this level of childishness.

    I will show this to someone whose band is currently being implored to tour from all parts of SA by fans. I think it may disuade them from visiting the dark country.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 07:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Found this on another site
    “ once a jolly gaucho slept with a billabong
    Awoke from a nightmare, hearing this song
    Rule Cristina
    Cristina rules the pitch
    Argies will never, never be rich

    Rule Cristina
    Cristina hates the Brits
    That referendum got on her tits

    Rule Cristina
    Cristina blocks the ships
    Unless they carry collagen for her pouting lips

    Rule Cristina
    Cristina wants our oil
    But wont allow a ” Bushell” to land on her soil
    Waltzing Cristina, waltzing Cristina you'll still be dreaming for ever and a day
    copywrite Videodawn
    Sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Just to make it clear.

    The lyrics are simply what I imagine...

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    The best way to pay respect to our fallen servicemen would be ... not to keep fueling the mistakes and wrongful ideas that lead to the war in which they offered their lives.

    Enough with this `malvinas´ nonsense.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    Mythology is now compulsory in Argentina. In spite of their best efforts the legislators and the rest of the losers have been unable to invoke the great Malvinas lie and stir the masses to the fever pitch that they want, so they resort to legislation to force the singing of 'patriotic' songs.

    In any decent democracy such a law would be laughed out of court!

    What a pathetic bunch of tossers, they are even Argentina deserves a better.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mick23

    Says it all...

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @33. I responded to this SShit the first time I saw it. Not going to repeat myself. RSI, you know. Do you understand C-R-A-P? Cristina -Ratarse-Anal- Piglet.
    36. Answered that as well. The only 'Anglo' nation the argiescumland 'beats' is New Zealand. On the other hand, New Zealand provided a frigate in '82 so that the RN could exterminate argies.
    @38. That would be 'I didn't agree' to avoid execution as a war criminal. Sorry. You're an argie. You're guilty. Can't tell you exactly when you'll be executed. Just hang (sorry) on, we'll get to you.
    @52. Thanks for that. Always good to have another reason to exterminate argie vermin. Then obliterate land that they contaminated.
    @54. It isn't childishness. It's mindlessness. Argieland. Shit in a cesspit.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @5 To publicly oppose this kind of laws in Argentina is a big no-no.

    @54 That's not the actual translation, you know.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Utter childish , no wonder the world laughs at you lot.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    This is why have to be ever vigilant. These people are insane, they will do or try anything.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps they would like to join the Eurovision song contest,lol

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    Btw folks, with corbyn running for labour leader (briefly) am wondering how we use that to publicise the fact he attended the sham Argentine conference in London during which “intefrnational ” representation was in fact expat Argentines etc. And no one signed the doc.and he was probably paid etc. Have already added it to his wikipedia page, but my wording re sham etc was removed . Lol.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Little pigs the Argentian thugs who think they're as good as the size of the egos and as big as their imaginations...

    Don't worth it makes no sense.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Conks @ 27

    “How curious that the German word 'Fuhrer' is the same in spanish.”

    Sorry, somebody seems to have led you up the garden path.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 03:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    The lyrics is Spanish - as per Carlos Obliado

    Tras su manto de neblinas
    No las hemos de olvidar
    Las Malvinas Argentinas
    Clama el viento y ruge el mar

    Ni de aquellos horizontes
    Nuestra enseña han de arrancar
    Pues su blanco está en los montes
    Y en su azul se tiñe el mar

    Por ausente, por vencido
    Bajo extraño pabellón
    Ningún suelo más querido
    De la Patria en la extensión

    ¿Quién nos habla aquí de olvido
    De renuncia, de perdón?
    Ningún suelo más querido
    De la Patria en la extensión

    Rompa el manto de neblinas
    Como un sol, nuestro ideal
    Las Malvinas Argentinas
    En dominio ya inmortal

    Y ante el sol de nuestro emblema
    Pura, nítida y triunfal
    Brille “¡Oh, Patria!” en tu diadema
    La perdida perla austral

    Para honor de nuestro emblema
    Para orgullo nacional
    Brille “¡Oh, Patria!” en tu diadema
    La perdida perla austral

    Brille “¡Oh, Patria!” en tu diadema
    La perdida perla austral

    and English translation

    Behind their misty quilt
    We won't forget them.
    “The Argentine Malvinas!”
    The wind cries out and the sea roars

    From those horizons
    Our ensign won't be ripped either
    As its white is on the hills
    And the sea is tinted on its blue

    For absent, for defeated
    Under a strange flag
    No land is more wanted
    Of the Fatherland as a whole

    Who's talking us here of neglect
    Of renouncement, of forgiveness?
    For no land is more wanted
    Of the Fatherland as a whole!

    Break off the misty quilt
    As a sun, our ideal
    The Argentinian Malvinas
    Under an already immortal dominion,

    And facing the sun of our emblem
    Pure, distinct and victorious
    Shall it shine “Oh, Fatherland!” in your diadem
    The lost Southern pearl.

    For honor to our emblem,
    For the national pride,
    Shall it shine “Oh, Fatherland!” in your diadem,
    That very lost Southern pearl!

    Shall it shine “Oh, Fatherland!” in your diadem,
    That very lost Southern pearl!

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 08:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    How melodramatic.
    Sounds like a Verdi Opera!
    The only lost pearls here are from my broken pearl necklace.
    Kids fighting & the string broke.
    Aren't these RGs sensitive souls?

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    Lol, who would want to sing shit lyrics like that?

    That song describes the Falklands?

    “Behind their misty quilt”

    I don't remember the Falklands being shrouded in fog all the time-laughable.

    “As its white is on the hills
    And the sea is tinted on its blue”

    This will be the next claim put to the UN-because we imagine the colours of our flag to be represented on the islands-they're ours!

    “Of the Fatherland as a whole”


    “For absent, for defeated”

    I take it this means 'we lost.'

    “And facing the sun of our emblem
    Pure, distinct and victorious”

    The smiley emoticon is victorious? Lol-You lost!“

    ”Who's talking us here of neglect“

    Obviously you've forgotten the absence of protests from 1888 to 1942!

    ”The Argentinian Malvinas
    Under an already immortal dominion,”

    That suggests by 'immortal dominion' i.e (the Falkland Islanders owning it forever)you are not expecting to own the Islands, ever-unless a Malvanista can translate this jibber-jabber (and that's just the English version), to make it appear to mean something else.

    “ And facing the sun of our emblem”-Without sunglasses,we are blinded to the historic facts, because Argentine history is made from Bullshit on the hoof?

    Wear sunglasses amigos, when staring at the sun.

    “For honor to our emblem,
    For the national pride,
    Shall it shine “Oh, Fatherland!” in your diadem,
    That very lost Southern pearl!”

    Translated=we continue to stick our heads up our arses.

    However credit where it's due:

    “Under an already immortal dominion,”=Under Falkland Islander control.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    The Demalvinazation of Argentina seems to a tougher process than the Denazification of Germany after WWII. And they have to do it by themselves. But they are going the opposite way. Tragic,

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Buenos Aires, Casa Rosada
    Presidente de la Nación Argentina
    Dra. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
    (English Translation)

    Relations between the Argentina Nation and the United Kingdom are being pushed to the worst catastrophe as the days go by due to vicious smear campaign being conducted through the imperialist media consisting of a litany of malignant lies being currently parroted my the illegal puppet so called “Acting Governor” Sandra Tyler-Haywood of the illegally held Islas Malvinas.

    Outrageous false claims of Argentina is conducting some sort of disruption and blockade of the Malvinas illegal inhabitants as well as being rightful subjects of Argentina testifies to the promotion of unwanted confrontation to hinder the eventual repatriation of the Malvinas to its rightful motherland.

    The British imperial imaginary claims are getting disintegrated beyond control and hit hard from all sides for its political crisis and subsequent social catastrophe and confusion.

    It is vexed with the daily increasing political might of Argentina, the might of single-minded unity of international relations growing stronger as the days go by.
    The group of traitors is busy conducting the above-said false propaganda in a bid to divert elsewhere the people and the world public's bitter criticism of it.

    In the grip of extreme fear and uneasiness, the regime is working hard to whip media and riff-raffs toward total confrontation with the Argentine people a foolish act of jumping into fire with a no desire to save the illegal vermin still nesting in our sacred lands. Let the dogs off hell feast on their flesh!

    The Argentine government had already made a solemn declaration that those who hurt the dignity of its supreme leadership and drive South Atlantic regional relations into the worst catastrophe would be the primary target of its punishment.

    They include the Malvinas illegal squatters whom will pay the ultimate penalty for their evil betrayal of the Argentine fatherland.

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Halcyon23

    Do they make the children wear 'Brown Shirts' and goose step in unison while they sing this?

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    ACTUAL lyrics of the `malvinas march´ are the ones which were posted by Gordo at @68. I am afraid that Chicureo´s translation at @ 52 is inaccurate.

    That `march´ used to be pretty common back in my school days during the 80s, but only for a few days surrounding April 2nd. We usually had a brief school act, and some school activities such as drawing the island´s map and coloring them with blue and withe.

    Back in the 90s, when I was at high school, it was pretty much the same, except we replaced the coloring activities for `discussions´ about the islands history. And by the island´s history I mean the Argentinian side of the history only.

    During my university years I had some classes about international law. And of course the `malvinas case´was there. Always, always through the Argentinian point of view only, which is pretty sad and poor considering I was in a place where open discussion should be the rule.

    Nowadays, the K´s complex of re-writting history keeps fueling wrong concepts and promoting biased debates where only one side has a say.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @74 SebaSvtz

    Just out of curiosity, were you taught anything about the Islands themselves (i.e. wildlife, physical Island geography, plant life) etc?

    Only, many Argentines posting here don't seem to know much detail about what is actually on the Islands, and I would have thought if they claimed them, they would want to know.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @75 Pete,

    Yes: climate, geography, weather, etc. But only as vague references during the one or two days we talk about them at school. They were mostly described as a pretty cold place.

    Never a single word about those who were living there, though.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    --Only, many Argentines posting here don't seem to know much detail about what is actually on the Islands, and I would have thought if they claimed them, they would want to know--

    They dont seem to know much about the Pueblos Originarios, Campaign and Conquest of the Deserts or The Triple Alliance War either.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @77 Tobers,
    l read somewhere that when the Argentines landed in 1982, they were surprised that the population didn't speak Spanish & didn't greet them as liberators.
    You are right. They don't know much about the Falklands.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Only, when reference is made to plant names that are common knowledge, there seems to a stunned silence ( as indeed there is after any reference to anything in the Islands).

    @76 SebaSvtz

    “They were mostly described as a pretty cold place.”

    Would it surprise you to know that whilst it can be cool, there are actually very hot days sometimes because the sun is so fierce?

    I mean how can a place be in your heart if you know or care jack squit about what is actually there?

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 79 Pete

    -Interesting. I´ve heard that weather changes quite a lot even during the same day down there. Also, that they are not as cold as they are usually described.

    -Those islands are not ` in my heart´, btw. I care about the topic because it sadly involves the country where I live now, although I wish it was way out of our national agenda once for all.
    To be 100% honest with you, I don´t think I would even consider them for a trip.

    @ 77 Tobers:

    Frankly, I don´t care. By the time my grand-grandparents came to live here from Europe, there were no `pueblos originarios´at all. I have zero links with them, and I don´t feel bad nor ashamed for that, just like the average US guy does not feel bad for what happened with their natives. It´s past history. Nobody says it was good, but it´s simply past. I don´t see how spinning around may be helpful at all.
    All I am going to say is that I wish that those surviving natives could reach a decent level of life, rather than the misery they face now, not to mention how they are used by certain politicians who declare love for them but do nothing to help.

    As for the triple alliance war: Again, past history. Argentina was invaded by Paraguay, and they paid the price. Back in those years Arg was not the sorry-ass country it is now. Arg saw an advantage and took it, just like every single country out there did in the XIX century. The current `shame´ for that victory was fueled by Peron, who wanted to have a good relationship with a paraguayan dictator.
    Had the war of the triple alliance being won by Chile, they would have turned it into a national celebration, as they do with the pacific war. No regrets, but with a constructive vision of future.

    just my two cents, of course.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    SebaSvtz @ 80

    “Had the war of the triple alliance being won by Chile...”

    Hardly. Chile was not involved.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    @ SebaSvtz

    Im not saying Argentines should feel bad for the treatment of Pueblos Originarios in the days of formation of the country. Actually man going to new lands and dominating colonising other men is pretty much THE history of humanity.

    The problem is ARgentine nationalists obsessing and crying over las malvinas when all of their justifications for claiming the Islands are blown clear out of the water when looking at the real and perfectly obvious history of their own country. But they dont many thanks to Peron's revisionism and the 'relato'. Argentine nationalists want to believe that San MArtin And Belgrano et al were men 2 and half metres tall at the shoulders who gave the nasty spanish a deserved beating sending them packing after which the country was magically and instantaneously formed into a happy rainbow nation.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 82 Tobers

    Spot on, Tobers.
    As you properly point, it´s a mixture of silly nationalism and lack of education what keeps this `malvinas´bed-time story alive down here.

    Jun 26th, 2015 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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