Congrats to the Seattle Seahawks for beating the Denver Broncos and bringing a Super Bowl championship to the people of Seattle. Those wonderful people in the great Northwest deserve a championship.
I reached out to my sister this morning to congratulate her. Sis, I hope you got some sleep.
Anyway, the game wasn't much of a game. The Seahawks beat up on Peyton and the boys like they stole something from them.
The commercials were alright. There was nothing groundbreaking, and it just seemed like a bunch of actors trying to ply their wares and make some money.
Things must be really slow in Hollywood these days.
But the commercial that really had the right wing disturbed was the Coca Cola multi- cultural ad featuring people who were....well, different.
One of the clowns over on FOX gave his reasons why this ad was particularly distasteful.
"The problem here,” Bolling said, “and it’s not even bad if you have all the different cultures singing a song, showing America is a mix of different cultures, but don’t put it to ‘America the Beautiful.’ You used the wrong song. You ticked off a lot of Coke drinkers, you ticked off a lot of Americans.”
“For whatever you gain in this diversity thing you’re going for, Coke,” he added, “you blew it with a lot of people who are very, very patriotic about that song.”
“I would be very happy if every language in the world was singing ‘America the Beautiful, because that means we have people focused on the best country on earth in history,” Dana Perino responded. For that reason she thought the whole thing was “a little overblown.” [Source]
Hmmm, "this diversity thing". Unfortunately for the right wingnuts in this country, "this diversity thing" is going to cause them to lose national elections for many years to come. My advice to them would be to get used to it.
This, of course, might be kind of hard, because conservatives live in an upside down world where hot is cold and black is really white.
Take our friend Glen Beck, for instance. He actually believes that the Coca Cola ad last night served to divide and not unite people.
" About the last thing that came to mind when I watched an advertisement for the soft drink Coca-Cola on Sunday night featuring a number of performers singing “America the Beautiful” in a variety of different languages was that it was an “in-your-face” attempt to “divide people.”
That was, however, the impression that conservative radio host Glenn Beck, and a handful of other pundits were left with.
On his radio show Monday morning, Beck went on to claim that the subliminal message being promoted by The Coca-Cola Company was one that would result in the dilution of American culture. “And if you don’t like it, if you’re offended by it, then you’re a racist,” he added. “If you do like it, you’re for immigration, you’re for progress.”
“That’s all this is, is to divide people,” he continued." [Source]
Glen, I have some news for you; if you are offended by that Coca Cola ad you are a racist.
But this is how it's done by racists in America these days: If you question them on their racism you are the racist, and you are the one race baiting a particular issue. It's actually a brilliant way to deflect and to change the subject.
Unfortunately for them there are folks out here like yours truly, who will not change the subject, and who will not turn away when ignorance and racism is staring us in the face.