Lots to read but do take the time.
I think this woman has made some very thought provoking comments.
I was jarred by that Superbowl commercial when I saw the woman in Islamic
headdress and then heard the song in other languages, but this person really
spells out the disconnect between what we want to believe about diversity
A Letter to Coca Cola
This woman is REALLY fed up!
I watched some of the commercials that were played during the Super Bowl. I
always enjoy the ones from Anheuser Busch. They showed the "Welcome Home"
celebration in Winter Park , Florida , for returning soldiers. And who
doesn't love those Clydesdales? I didn't like the one from Coca Cola. All
those young women singing " America The Beautiful" dressed in ethnic garb
and singing in a foreign language really pissed me off. Americans sing in
English to honor America ; not Farsi or Urdu.
I left a comment for Coke on YouTube under the video of that commercial. I
got a reply from them today, which you can read below, and then you can read
my answer to them. Maybe this time they'll understand.
I received this from Coke:
Thank you for your email and your loyalty to Coca-Cola over the years, . We
greatly value your business and appreciate hearing from you.
"It's Beautiful" was created to celebrate Coke moments among all Americans
who together enjoy ice cold, refreshing Coke. For centuries America has
opened its arms to people of many countries who have helped to build this
great nation. "It's Beautiful" provides a snapshot of the real lives of
Americans representing diverse ethnicities, religions, races and families,
all found in the United States . All those featured in the ad are Americans
and " America The Beautiful" was sung by bilingual American young women.
We believe "It's Beautiful" is a great example of the magic that makes our
country so special, and a powerful message that spreads optimism, promotes
inclusion and celebrates humanity - values that are core to Coca-Cola.
You can find out more about our ad by going to Journey. I really appreciate
your feedback and hope this will keep you as a valued customer of ours. We
appreciate your interest in our Company.
Industry and Consumer Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company
Please use the record number below should you have additional questions.
Where do you live, Timothy? Since you're with Coca Cola, it is likely
Buckhead or one of Atlanta 's other exclusive, executive, country club
neighborhoods. I lived in one for over two decades, in Hudson , Ohio . I
know what they're like. My youngest son lives in one near Atlanta , too,
as he is a successful broker with E-Trade, in Alpharetta. Those
neighborhoods are not what most of this country is like, however. Maybe you
haven't traveled much, or lived in many different states as I have.
America's not so beautiful anymore, and it is full of immigrants that have
no intention of assimilating into our society or becoming truly American.
They brought their own culture, keep their own culture, and never learn
anything about ours, except to use it to their advantage. They don't even
like Americans. They make no effort to learn our language. Ever been to
Detroit ? I'll bet you never tried to enter the closed Muslim festival that
takes place near Ann Arbor , because you'd probably be assaulted before you
got a block away. We Americans are not so proud of that kind of behavior,
and they aren't there to celebrate being American.
How about Collinsville , Ohio ? That's a part of Cleveland , and the
Collinsville police once yelled at me to "get the hell out of this black
neighborhood, lady, or we will be calling the meat wagon!" because I had
gotten lost there. Police there were barricaded behind locked doors, and
one could not see a police officer, but were required, in the lobby of the
station, to pick up a phone to talk to one. A white woman in that black
neighborhood was in great danger, they explained. The slums of Cleveland ,
Detroit , Los Angeles , and especially Chicago , or any other major city are
littered with filth and disease and the hatred of blacks toward whites.
It's the same in the L.A. barrio, my friend, and they aren't singing
Kumbaya, either. A recent mayor of L. A. declared he intended to take
California back as Mexican territory. Do you consider that a Kumbaya
moment? An " America , The Beautiful" kind of moment? They call themselves
"Reconquista", and they are there to do just that. They murder and steal
from Americans who live near the Mexican border in Arizona , but our
government says Arizonans can't protect themselves from the marauders.
Is the America where you find massive amounts of illegal drugs and thick
lines of cocaine on glass -top coffee tables to be considered beautiful?
That's what illegal aliens brought to our once beautiful America . Is that
meth lab in the house down the street beautiful? Is the heroin epidemic now
seizing the weak in America your idea of " America , The Beautiful"?
Singing it to us in foreign languages is repugnant to us, and it makes us
resentful. Being sung by a young woman who is forced by her family to wear
the clothing demanded by the oppression of her religion is also repulsive.
Do you have children? Are they allowed to wear a symbol of our country on
their clothing? America 's schools don't allow American flags anywhere
anymore. Where are your children going to learn of a "beautiful" America ?
It won't be at their school. They are being taught how wonderful Islam is,
and to celebrate Cinco de Mayo when their brother may be shot at by an
Afghan terrorist or an alien illegally crossing our border to bring harm to
our country in the form of theft, drugs, prostitution, or terrorism. Watch
the news; you'll see how often there's a squabble over such things, and how
angry it is making real Americans. You know, those folks that say the
Pledge of Allegiance and mean it. Probably like your mom and dad. Those
that came here to flee oppression and build an America they were also
willing to die to defend. Not the ones who want to "fundamentally change
How about Watts, or South Central Los Angeles ? Boston , or New York , or
Patterson , New Jersey ? Do you ever have a desire to participate in or
watch the Boston marathon again? You think the Tsarnaov brothers are a part
of beautiful America ?
Beautiful? No, it isn't. Not anymore. Huge numbers of Muslims that
threaten the white residents of Wylie , Texas by moving into a new
neighborhood and holding closed, secret meetings in the park, intimidating
white children, and frightening the elderly don't make this a beautiful
Illegal people from all over the world enter America through wide open
borders and suffer no consequences. Lovely people like MS 13 and other
gangs, and terrorists from the Middle East . Mexican, Central and South
Americans serve as donkeys, as beasts of burden, bringing thousands of tons
of illegal drugs into America , and you want to celebrate their heritage?
Why? And you want me to celebrate their heritage with you? Have you all
lost your collective minds?
At least ten thousand people were brought into the New York City area as
prostitutes to serve the football fans that came to see the Super Bowl.
Many of them were children. The FBI has been busy rounding them up. Some
are only 13 years old. Is that your America , of which you sing in a
foreign voice? Human trafficking in this country is rampant; do you suppose
a kid was given an ice-cold Coke to enjoy after some sweaty, grunting Denver
or Seattle fan finished his sex act with her? I hope it makes you shudder
and puke. Those kids were mostly brought into our country from a foreign
land. Is that what you want them to know of America , and sing it in their
language? What about the adult women who were victimized in that group of
ten thousand? Know this - they do not come willingly. They do not perform
those acts willingly. And they sure as hell don't do it to be in the land
of Coca Cola .. They hate us because we allow it to happen. I hate to
tell you what they would do to you with a bottle of Coke, and that I know of
because I am an R. N. who witnessed such things in an emergency room.
That's not " America , The Beautiful".
Well, Timothy, change for the better under liberals is just not going to
happen, and the backlash I'm giving you is only a polite synopsis of the
feelings millions of us have about those immigrants who speak different
languages and come from cultures that we do not embrace, nor do we want our
children or grandchildren exposed to them or their culture except from afar.
We do not want our grandchildren celebrating Cinco de Mayo and being told
that they cannot display the American flag on their own home or a T-shirt.
It makes us angry, and where we once practiced tolerance and helped those
who wish to assimilate, we now shun and cower in fright, or watch violent
clashes between cultures on the nightly news. And we arm ourselves against
If Coca Cola is going to be politically correct and sing Kumbaya while
hoping that we who are outside that closed executive neighborhood of yours
enjoy a cold refreshing Coke and smile at your distinctly anti-American
silly song, you're badly mistaken. You're going to watch your sales
plummet. You're going to watch others show real patriotism, like Anheuser
Busch, and applaud the way they show appreciation to our soldiers who are
killing the relatives of those Muslims in Detroit and Patterson who would
spit on you, or worse, if you went to their neighborhoods. And I'll be at
those Independence Day parades, applauding our troops and those who know the
real America the way it is supposed to be and was before liberals took over
and convoluted and ignored our laws, spat on our Constitution, and ruined
our America .
I'm through supporting companies that support our enemies. Bye-bye, Coke.
It used to be America 's drink. Now your company is America 's poison.
Wife of a retired American military officer
Mother of 2 American military veterans
Grandmother of 3, or maybe 4 future military veterans, because they will be
taught to serve a real America , for Americans. All our grandchildren will
be taught who the real friends of America really are, as we enjoy an ice
cold cola from Grandma's pretty red Soda Stream machine from Israel . (At
least they'll know who their real friends are.)