Missing the Point About that Coke Super Bowl Commercial
Bill Quick

Michael Gerson: A Coke and a hearty welcome – The Washington Post

But the most important change that is needed is the hardest to achieve: A genuine welcome to the party. And an honest prayer: Dios derramó su gracia sobre ti.

Oh, blow me.  And while you’re at it, spare me the hackneyed buzz-phrases from a pro quarterback turned has-been politician.

You know what would have made me happiest about that Coke ad?  If all those beautiful ethnic Americans had been singing America the Beautiful in broken English, rich with the accents of their birth tongues, but indicating they are trying their damndest to sound like Americans.

I’ve got no quarrely with people who want to come to America in order to be Americans.  But I’ve got no use for those who want to come here and deliberately set themselves up as other – other languages, other cultures, other beliefs, other ideologies, other dreams.

You want to be American-Chinese, American-Mexican, American-African?  I’ve got no problem with you.  In fact, I welcome you.  But if you seek to reverse the order of those descriptions?  Go back to the place you value more than my country.

The thing that outrages me the most about the current cultural atmosphere is that it has almost become “racist” to even think in terms of America and Americans.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Missing the Point About that Coke Super Bowl Commercial — 1 Comment

  1. You know what would have made me happiest about that Coke ad? If all those beautiful ethnic Americans had been singing America the Beautiful in broken English, rich with the accents of their birth tongues, but indicating they are trying their damndest to sound like Americans.

    I’ve got no quarrely with people who want to come to America in order to be Americans. But I’ve got no use for those who want to come here and deliberately set themselves up as other – other languages, other cultures, other beliefs, other ideologies, other dreams.

    You want to be American-Chinese, American-Mexican, American-African? I’ve got no problem with you. In fact, I welcome you. But if you seek to reverse the order of those descriptions? Go back to the place you value more than my country.

    Exactly! You wanna come here and be an American, like the two people I know who have gotten citizenship, and the third one, who is trying to flip from a H-1B worker to the citizenship path, I back you 100%. You wanna come here and not even attempt to learn the language or fit in, well, go on back.

    It always used to crack me up when Kim du Toit would refer to himself as African-American. In that vein I sometimes refer to myself as a Native American.