But that isn’t what has me upset tonight. What has me upset is the Coca Cola ad that was played during the Super Bowl. It started out, with a woman singing Oh Beautiful, for spacious skies…..you know, that song? Then it does something that I would have never thought, coming from a company as American as they come. The singer, started singing “America the beautiful” in other languages.
Give a listen:
Now my question is this. This is America. We do not speak all of these languages. It wasn’t necessary to do this. Sure the Super bowl is seen all over the world, but they do different ads in different areas. Why couldn’t they do one with just english which would have been okay for the United States, and then do another one with the different languages in other parts of the world?
From the place I found this, Allen West’s site, he said this:
I’m watching the Super Bowl, looks like good defense (Seattle) is trouncing good offense (Denver) when a Coca Cola commercial came on and it started rather patriotically with the words of “America the Beautiful.”
Then the words went from English to languages I didn’t recognize. Now, I know the politically correct thing is to foster multiculturalism — working really well in Europe — but we should remember the words spoken by President Teddy Roosevelt;
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”
In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American.
There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile.
We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, and American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house; and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.
I am quite sure there may some who appreciated the commercial, but Coca Cola missed the mark in my opinion. If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing “American the Beautiful” in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come — doggone we are on the road to perdition. This was a truly disturbing commercial for me, what say you?
I have to say this to Mr Allen West. Bravo to you sir for speaking out when others don’t. America needs more defenders like you. It saddens me that so few has said anything about this travesty. America is in trouble!
God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us to start defending this country and her values.