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Patriotic Outrage Over Coke’s “America The Beautiful” Is Ironic And Ignorant

The outrage by certain portions of the population after Coke aired its “America the Beautiful” ad during the Super Bowl has left me fuming. Not only is there a river of unintentional irony surrounding the “Patriots” that are upset by the spot, but a deep lake of ignorance that has driven the conversation.

The ad can be viewed below, but to sum it up, “America the Beautiful” is sung by a multitude of races in a multitude of languages. This has fanned the flames of nationalistic fury in those who are both ignorant of history and the grander significance of those in other cultures/nations singing this song from a geopolitical perspective.

Pretty much everyone knows that America was never populated by a white majority anytime prior to the colonization by England. After the colonies, states and then country were established, immigration fueled the growth of this nation, and in many ways still does today. What problem could there possibly be with someone from another nation (who has either migrated here, or has dreams of migrating here) singing “America the Beautiful” in their native language? English isn’t the official language of the United States – we have no official language as a country. That is a first, simple, obvious point.

The second point, that not many people will necessarily bring up or think about, is that America’s dominance on a global scale is split between its military power, economic power (based on the influence of the dollar as the reserve currency) and the cultural impact America has had on other nations.

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I see

You don't seem interested in intellectual debate, rather merely restating your opinions through assertions. Personally, I see no justification for using force to "protect" me from people who happen to have been born outside the "borders" or might speak a different language.

The only thing I need ask is "is this person aggressing upon me"?

The answer is obviously "no".

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The answer is obviously

The answer is obviously "yes."

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

In little Sheboygan Wisconsin, a city with less than 50,000

people, there were four German language newspapers published for two generations when the Germans were settling in the area in the early 1900's.

By 1970 or course there were none. Son-of-a-gun the German speakers eventually learned English. Who would have guessed?

My grandparents spoke German to each other in the house when my dad was growing up. They have long passed away and now we all speak English.

Let me apologize for all the generations of other cultures throughout American history that took a generation or more to feel comfortable with the native language.

I am sure your ancestors stepped off the boat speaking perfect English. Sadly not everyone is as superior as you are. (But you knew that, right?)

Wow, way to extrapolate into

Wow, way to extrapolate into nonsense. Can you read?

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Anti-German Pogroms

Anti-German pogroms fanned by "nativists" (and those for whom war was beneficial) aided that. The transition from German to English as a home language and within the church was sparked not only by the organic process of assimilation, but by anti-German fervor in the runup to the First and Second World Wars.

See this link for the specific case of Wisconsin, from George Mason University:
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/1/

German printing presses and newspapers were among the most targeted sites by anti-German vigilantes and mobs.

Sheboygan was far enough removed from big cities (even Milwaukee

which had a huge German population) and nestled is the heart of a huge German rural area, that I doubt anti-German vigilantes or mobs were a factor at all.

Appleton never had anything like the German population of Sheboygan and still has no real German heritage that I am aware of (and I have lived in both cities).

Congratulations on finding a sensationalist newspaper archive reference from a different area of Wisconsin that has little bearing on Sheboygan.

America the Beautiful before...

...the radiation hit. Now we have starfish melting into goo, thousands of dead sea birds and fish washing onshore, and our Bald Eagles flapping in agony with seizures before they die. And that's just a few of the reported wild life murders on the West Coast this month.

But wait....lets focus our attention on an entertaining product advertisement first!

So all product advertising is banned because radiation hit the

west coast?

Barrack? is that you?

Wot? BAHAHH....!!!

No, I'm just making a snide remark about American priorities.

This is what makes America

This is what makes America unique in the world. We are not a country based on a cultural identity but instead a contractual identity. It does not matter what race, color, religion etc you are as long as you abide by the Constitution and respect others rights to pursue the life they want to live.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

LOL. That's funny.

What contract? Show me the contract that says I can live here without interference from others in my pursuits. Or are you just talking about immigrants because I was born here and all I see with more "inclusion" is more infringement.

I didn't sign any contract.

Welcome to Babylon the Great.

I consider the US

I consider the US Constitution a contract in which we all agree to abide by a code of conduct in which we as individuals are able to do what we want as long as we don't infringe on the rights of others ie the Non aggression principle. That is the Rule of Law that is the basis of our Republic. That is our national identity, not based on a culture such as hamburgers and mayo on white bread like some people in this country assume.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

In all seriousness.

Who wrote up that contract? When did you or I sign it? How has it defended my right to pursue my life without interference? What in the constitution outlines how I am suppose to conduct myself? Why would I agree to a contract that allows government to take my money so they can subsidize immigrants, legal and illegal, who are only interested in advancing their own culture over mine?

What language was that contract written in?

I don't care about the commercial but the media hyped up phoney outrage designed to divide makes me sick.

I see what you are saying.

I see what you are saying. Perhaps the term, "Contract" is a poor choice of words. I agree the government should not be subsidizing immigration, especially for votes.

The point I am making however is that as long as we are not infringing on each others rights, who cares what culture we follow in this country, especially since it varies so much from one region to another and any sort of constructive culture we have collectively built as a nation has been all but destroyed by Hollywood anyway?

The issue here is not culture, it is the government who is ignoring the illegal immigrants coming here and incentivizing them to stay and not work productively.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

BAM!

Not just Hollywood but mass media in general including main stream news. They make these stories to sway mass opinion. They steer the conversations and the emotions of people. Politicians, in an effort to get and keep their jobs, merely try to appease people by addressing their media induced worries and desires. There may be political opposition here and there but mass media runs the show.

Your last sentence is golden and is another example of media induced craziness.

Peace.

I didn't have a problem with

I didn't have a problem with the commercial. I wondered if it would be some propaganda piece but it turned out to be quite beautiful.

Coke had a lot of guts to air that commerical. And I admire them

for doing it.

But I can certainly imagine a bunch of fascist nationalists (who would never admit to being fascist nationalists) horrified that anything but pure white people would be singing that song.... and in Spanish and other languages? And the commercial depicts what appears to be some Muslims? I bet at least one big ol' Merican' boot went through a picture screen somewhere in America when that came on.

Good, gutsy, commercial.

Actually those nationalists who hate the commercial could take a perverse pride in it if they think of the fact that people who don't speak English are dreaming the American dream and honoring the country as an aspiration in their native language. That should feed their desire to think of America as naturally superior to anywhere else on the planet.

Racist much?

Hmmm. Damned white people speaking English and hating everyone.

Were you one of the people jumping up and down and howling

when that commercial came on?

Did you have to go to Best Buy and get a new television yesterday because your boot was embedded in the last one?

Did I touch a nerve?

Are you aware that it is "gutsy" for a consumer products company to risk offending anyone because you hope to sell EVERYONE your product. And Coke did take that risk?

I never watched it till today.

Thank you very much.

Wait a minute: You are actualy calling me a racist for

acknowledging that white racism exists and that politically correct people are quick to make such a charge?

Are you serious?

Oh wait. You ARE a fascist national as I was criticizing. And my pointing it out makes ME (not you) a racist against WHITE people.

I've got it now.

Way to spin things.

You are the one who blames whitey not me. Horrified white people? LOL

You can't have it both ways. You are a joke.

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Laudanum,like sarcasm

is best served with a bit of sugar,but too much causes confusion.

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I tend to overestimate the intelligence of others on this site

because they lean toward libertarianism. And that is an intelligent political view.

Live and learn.

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Sooo,what's the pablum?

Ones have to crawl before walking
D

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I'm still laughing.

Fascist white people are going to get you. Boo!

Fascist white people don't exist. And Hitler was just

misunderstood.

This country speaks English and is white.

Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and ESPECIALLY those pesky Native American Indians, should go back where they came from unless they are willing to fully embrace OUR culture.

ESPECIALLY those American Indians. If they truly loved this country they would have learned English before the first Europeans got off the boat.

This is OUR God given home (strains of "My Country Tis of Thee" play in the background) and all those colored people better know that.

I've got it.

Are you "reading challenged" by any chance?

Did you ride a very short bus to school?

Did you miss my derogatory reference to "fascist nationalists" (that's another word for racist Nazis)?

Did you miss that I was making fun of low-life people who would put a "big ol' Merican' boot" through their picture screen because the commercial upset them?

Did you miss the fact that I further made fun of these people taking "perverse pride" ("Perverse" is a negative word. You know that right?) thinking America was naturally superior to everyone else?

I am a little shocked at your accusation, based on my post. Maybe I shouldn't use big words and sarcasm for concern of the not especially bright, but politically correct people like you that I thought were rare on this site?

I don't buy it. Coke is a

I don't buy it. Coke is a multi national company. Many on the board of directors of that company are also members of the CFR, Bilderbergs, trilateral commission and also with the illuminati. The US is the last nation which needs to be brought down in order to bring about a one world government. I find it hard to believe that people who are on the daily Paul do not see what this commercial is an attempt to do. And that is to erase the culture of the United States. Where every thing is accepted.

Xenophobia and ignorance

Xenophobia and ignorance are evil twin sisters that play into the evil of Nationalism, one of the greatest enemies of individual liberty.

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