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Stuart G

(38,653 posts)
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:29 AM Feb 2014

Coca Cola Super Bowl Ad.".America The Beautiful"-Multi Languages that Angered Conservatives.



Perhaps the most beautiful ad that I have ever seen about the U.S.A...

I still don't like Coca Cola or Pepsi for that matter, but this is really something..
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Coca Cola Super Bowl Ad.".America The Beautiful"-Multi Languages that Angered Conservatives. (Original Post) Stuart G Feb 2014 OP
Conservative and specifically republicans really hate American and what it stands for lostincalifornia Feb 2014 #1
How True.... Stuart G Feb 2014 #3
I like the cut JustAnotherGen Feb 2014 #2
I am too cynical to praise it. CBGLuthier Feb 2014 #4
Perhaps you have a point. Stuart G Feb 2014 #7
bu zz kardonb Feb 2014 #21
It's nothing new. Remember "I'd like to teach the world to sing"? thesquanderer Feb 2014 #26
Personally, I Have To Agree With You... ChiciB1 Feb 2014 #31
Years ago, I was told that alsame Feb 2014 #5
What's ironic is that they wouldn't PumpkinAle Feb 2014 #10
"F" conservatives and their constant whining about what is patriotic and what is not. They have mfcorey1 Feb 2014 #6
Because they barely speak one language. JoePhilly Feb 2014 #8
And from the looks of the signage... AnneD Feb 2014 #14
This is definately a "Cue the Racist" Commercial, but Heather MC Feb 2014 #9
I used to think the arrival of space aliens might cure us of our racism. tclambert Feb 2014 #12
Well for one thing.... Heather MC Feb 2014 #33
I don't get why people root for the local football team, either. tclambert Feb 2014 #34
It's a BULLSHIT commerical. Coca-Cola is a major contributor to America's obesity rate, Auggie Feb 2014 #11
Sugar water zebonaut Feb 2014 #20
I hope many RW heads exploded. I hope they got real angry. heaven05 Feb 2014 #13
UGH Iliyah Feb 2014 #15
I predicted volstork Feb 2014 #16
Native Americans spoke many languages. over 400 seperate nations Stuart G Feb 2014 #30
I keep thinking we have reached the height of ridiculous. oldandhappy Feb 2014 #17
Oh, it's the same old shit. Remember when Proctor & Gamble changed their moon logo... JHB Feb 2014 #18
Lovely ad lark Feb 2014 #19
simply put... handmade34 Feb 2014 #28
Exactly how I feel about this ad. America is diversity so I like the message. Like Frank S.sang: The Wielding Truth Feb 2014 #32
They get mad about everything, which is why their outrage means nothing to me. W.J. McCabe Feb 2014 #22
I have been trying to find a list of the languages used in the ad. R Merm Feb 2014 #23
Happy to see Thespian2 Feb 2014 #24
I would change... handmade34 Feb 2014 #29
RW : "GODDAMMIT!!1! WE KNEW THE CHEERIOS AD WAS COMING, BUT bullwinkle428 Feb 2014 #25
It is a great ad Gothmog Feb 2014 #27

Stuart G

(38,653 posts)
3. How True....
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:40 AM
Feb 2014

I recall so clearly that my grandfather told the story of coming to the U.S.A. in 1910. The only requirement then, was that you had to be able to read a language, (any would do) and not have Tuberculosis. You had to stay at Ellis Island for a week, and then you were here legally. That was the law. It was changed in 1924 to what we have now.

CBGLuthier

(12,723 posts)
4. I am too cynical to praise it.
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:44 AM
Feb 2014

Surely they noted the increased ATTENTION GM got after the cheerios ad. Surely anyone with half a brain can see this as an attempt to cash in on liberal buzz. Surely we can not ALL be exploited that easily by a mega-corporation selling poison.

Stuart G

(38,653 posts)
7. Perhaps you have a point.
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:48 AM
Feb 2014

Still, there are so many ads that say so many things. Some good, some bad, some angry, some kind. So, if I like an ad, that doesn't mean I like the product. Now, here is a phrase that I recall from years ago......."Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should"..

I hate the product, but someone came up with a catchy phrase. More about the art of advertising, then the poison of Coke, Pepsi or any other so called "soft drink"

 

kardonb

(777 posts)
21. bu zz
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:18 PM
Feb 2014

our "librul" buzz encompasses ALL peoples and languages ; this country was and is great because we include all human beings in our shared dreams and accomplishments !

ChiciB1

(15,435 posts)
31. Personally, I Have To Agree With You...
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:46 PM
Feb 2014

VERY nice to DO this thing, but since I've also become increasingly cynical AND depressed, this was a "money grab!"

While I can't remember when I last drank ANY "coke, soda, pop, pepsi, mountain dew whatever name is used for this type of drink, I have SHOULD admit to another thing I don't do anymore. Since it would probably get an "alert" I won't admit it.

BUT it does have something to do with a song. Sorry for the tease, but I also HATE that I can't rid myself of the harsh feelings that I have about what's happened to a country I once knew.

Also, before I get jumped, I DO realize that we've always had upheaval and violence from the inception of this country, I didn't live through much of it before my time. As a Boomer, I know things change and a certain amount of adaptation must be accepted, but the apathy I see is so difficult to accept. And I feel so helpless to make any real change.

So I sit here typing my frustration, but make no mistake... until recently I gave it my all. My wish now is that today's generation WILL really find a way to make their voices heard. I'm tired of going to meetings with too few people, joining groups with too few people and volunteering for so much with too few people.

I'm older, have some health issues and my energy level is tested at times. I have grand kids, 2 large dogs, a husband and both of my children who live close by. Always something going on.

Much healing is needed!

alsame

(7,784 posts)
5. Years ago, I was told that
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:45 AM
Feb 2014

a 'real American' is someone whose ancestors never spoke a language other than English

Of course, the person who said this to me was someone who traced their lineage back to England and the early colonists.

Sadly, I think this attitude persists with the rightwing.

PumpkinAle

(1,210 posts)
10. What's ironic is that they wouldn't
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 12:24 PM
Feb 2014

recognize the English spoken by their ancestors.

They would probably call them "furr'ners" too.

You are correct about the rightwing - so much for "Crown thy good with Brotherhood".

The rightwing - doing exactly the opposite of what Christ taught in the name of Christ!

mfcorey1

(11,018 posts)
6. "F" conservatives and their constant whining about what is patriotic and what is not. They have
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:47 AM
Feb 2014

stolen this land if you want to trace it historically and the world should be whining about that.

 

Heather MC

(8,084 posts)
9. This is definately a "Cue the Racist" Commercial, but
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 11:51 AM
Feb 2014

Why should we care what they think.
Racism is never going away. Why pay any attention to them. This is a beautiful Commercial. Fuk the Racist

tclambert

(11,091 posts)
12. I used to think the arrival of space aliens might cure us of our racism.
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 12:37 PM
Feb 2014

We might go to species-ism, humans vs. ETs. Or so I thought.

Then the Rwanda genocide happened--lethal racism amongst people that most Americans could not tell apart. There is something wrong with human beings.

 

Heather MC

(8,084 posts)
33. Well for one thing....
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:36 PM
Feb 2014

We keep buying into beliefs that say one type of person is better than another type.
One religion is better than another religion
one region is better than another.

What we fail to realize is that we are all one race stranded on the same rock in space. No one is any better than the other. but we love to find new ways to divide and kill each other.

It is the one thing we get consistantly good at with time.

I think the Aliens keep returning hoping one day we will be smart enough to receive them. but everytime they come here stupidity is still in power.

tclambert

(11,091 posts)
34. I don't get why people root for the local football team, either.
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 11:23 PM
Feb 2014

Why should anyone think their local team is better than somebody else's? My father-in-law insists we should root for the Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions! They last won a championship in 1957 and he believes their rebuilding effort will pay off any season now.

Anyway this "us" versus "them" applies to football, to white vs. black, American vs. foreigners, and Hutus vs. Tutsis. It sounds insane to me. Yet it seems like part of human nature. One of the villains on the show "Person of Interest" would call this facet of human nature "bad code."

Auggie

(31,406 posts)
11. It's a BULLSHIT commerical. Coca-Cola is a major contributor to America's obesity rate,
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 12:34 PM
Feb 2014

diabetes in children and osteoporosis in elders.

It's also borrowed interest. Coke advertising is the worst.

 

zebonaut

(3,688 posts)
20. Sugar water
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:18 PM
Feb 2014

The ad trick is to associate the daily business of life; with sugar water. Get those migrant workers to drink their sugar water after a hard days work; so they can get their Type 2 Diabetes; and then Merck can sell them blood sugar reduction pills for life.

Iliyah

(25,111 posts)
15. UGH
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 12:50 PM
Feb 2014

And they still hated the biracial commercial as well (Cheerios). With the firing of the staffer from MSNBC who was spot on, will these RWers ever apologize? I'll say a resounding no.

volstork

(5,414 posts)
16. I predicted
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 12:51 PM
Feb 2014

that this commercial would make RW heads explode. How many of their ancestors are Native Americans I wonder?

Stuart G

(38,653 posts)
30. Native Americans spoke many languages. over 400 seperate nations
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:41 PM
Feb 2014

All over the what became the U.S.A. Cultures differ from tropical, like Seminoles, to Plains, to coastal, to areas around the great lakes.
Hell, they are the real settlers. And most were peaceful. We live in a multi culture society, and I am proud of that. Fuck the right wing idiots who don't know or care about that.

oldandhappy

(6,719 posts)
17. I keep thinking we have reached the height of ridiculous.
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 12:52 PM
Feb 2014

And I am constantly proven wrong!!

Freaking out over an ad??!!

JHB

(37,190 posts)
18. Oh, it's the same old shit. Remember when Proctor & Gamble changed their moon logo...
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:03 PM
Feb 2014

...because the evangelical rumor mill convinced itself that it was a satanic symbol? And P&G eventually gave into them on simple "we don't want to deal with this shit" grounds.

 

W.J. McCabe

(74 posts)
22. They get mad about everything, which is why their outrage means nothing to me.
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:20 PM
Feb 2014

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

R Merm

(414 posts)
23. I have been trying to find a list of the languages used in the ad.
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:25 PM
Feb 2014

Please post any language that was used and recognized.

Thespian2

(2,741 posts)
24. Happy to see
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:26 PM
Feb 2014

an ad that should explain what being an American means...that is enough to explode many low-information right-wingers heads. I don't drink any soda. I don't like the Coke corporation.

handmade34

(22,761 posts)
29. I would change...
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:36 PM
Feb 2014

"an ad that should explain what being an American means" to "an ad that explains what being a (U.S.) American should mean"

otherwise- Love the Ad!!!

bullwinkle428

(20,636 posts)
25. RW : "GODDAMMIT!!1! WE KNEW THE CHEERIOS AD WAS COMING, BUT
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:26 PM
Feb 2014

WE HAD NO IDEA THAT THIS ONE WAS ON THE WAY!1!1!

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