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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    I thought it was a boring commercial and super corny commercial. It's supposed to be the Super Bowl, not the Lame Bowl. Except this year, it really was the Lame Bowl.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    O yes people are, I quoted the former Congressman Allen West, I've linked another source with other folks who feel that way, and Apache right here feels that way as well. I guess they technically aren't implying it since they are shouting it from the rooftops so to speak.
    No, you implied a lot of BS from his quote. He never said any of the things you stated in your post. You may want to review your own inclinations before accusing others of using straw man arguments.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    I loved the commercial and strongly hope America never has one culture. We will be a very boring country if we do.
    America would be the first to do it.

    Of course, random languages is not the vanguard preventing this.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I think I read into it exactly what was meant; "we're all Americans, we simply speak different languages, and have different cultures."

    Again, that's fine. What I object to is the notion that this is a desirable thing in and of itself. Assimilation, and the unity it creates, should be the goal, not "multiculturalism," and the ethnic factionalism in which it always inevitably results.

    I don't think the ad itself was overly political. I was simply uncomfortable with its premise.
    'Assimilation'? Really?
    I live in a multicultural society and I wouldn't have it any other way. When I go to the city (Vancouver) I could easily hear four or five languages on one half-hour transit trip downtown. The thought of 'assimilation' and 'unity' brings to mind a drab, uniform society that I wouldn't like much.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    'Assimilation'? Really?
    I live in a multicultural society and I wouldn't have it any other way. When I go to the city (Vancouver) I could easily hear four or five languages on one half-hour transit trip downtown. The thought of 'assimilation' and 'unity' brings to mind a drab, uniform society that I wouldn't like much.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It was one of the Super Bowl ads:

    I thought it was beautiful.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    'Assimilation'? Really?
    I live in a multicultural society and I wouldn't have it any other way. When I go to the city (Vancouver) I could easily hear four or five languages on one half-hour transit trip downtown. The thought of 'assimilation' and 'unity' brings to mind a drab, uniform society that I wouldn't like much.
    Well, for purposes of communication, people should at least be familiar with the "native" language of the country in which they live. It only helps them and everyone else too. Communication issues can actually be dangerous in certain situations, such as on construction sites or other dangerous jobs. If you tell someone "look out" because you dropped a hammer off of a high place, and the person couldn't understand you, that person would be hurt, and there are even much worse case scenarios too.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Beyond maybe setting English as our nation's "official language," I'm not proposing that any kind of legislation should be put in place.

    I was simply stating the reasons why the commercial's ideological lean made me uncomfortable. The idea that American culture "does not matter" is dangerous.
    If you see that idea in the commercial you're still reading way too far into it

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    No, you implied a lot of BS from his quote. He never said any of the things you stated in your post. You may want to review your own inclinations before accusing others of using straw man arguments.
    Who's "he" I mentioned a lot of males in my post. If you're talking about Apache we can ask him directly if he thinks that its wrong for people to not speak English or behave in what he considers an unamerican way. But I hope you aren't expecting anything more than the most bat **** crazy answer outta that guy. We should also ask if he considers non-Englishs speech to be protected like English speech under the 1st amendment.

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