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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
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    Yes, I am. I love that song, grew up loving it, and to hear it suddenly sung in unrecognizable gobble-d-gook just for the sake of an ideological agenda offended me to the core.
    What ideological agenda is that? It seems to me to be consistent with the ideology this country was founded on. What is it again that is inscribed on the statue of liberty?

    I love the "we are the world" songs; I love Mexican music, I love hearing it in their language, despite my own Spanish being sadly deficient; I grew up surrounded by Mexican culture, and the children of that culture were my playmates and my friends; I love the diversity of this country, and the various cultures.
    This sounds a little condescending. Also, this song does not belong to YOU. It belongs to anyone who calls themselves American, hyphenated or not.

    I do not love having the songs of this country, the ones that have given me pleasant tingles since childhood, ravaged to where I can no longer even understand the words. I felt the same way when I heard the opening of a sports event preceded by the Star Spangled Banner sung in Spanish. It was incredibly rude, pathetically transparent, and yes, I ****ing hate it
    I think the inclusiveness of other languages in that song represents what is at the very foundation of this country. It is not suggesting that America become something something, it is showing us how we are walking the walk and living the promise of equality and the peaceful coexistence of people from different cultures. The idea that they can live in a way that maintains a respect for their personal history amongst people who have very different histories and do so in peace because we all agree on the fundamental idea of tolerance and freedom is pretty damn awesome and very much in keeping with what we as a nation claim to be about.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I thought it was beautiful.

    Good grief, people. We are all descendants from immigrants.
    Corny. When I'm watching the SuperBowl, I want to be entertained, not bored to death.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Lesson number one :

    Pff... That sounds like a lot of work.

    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.
    When was the last time you saw a Trayvon Martin style media circus over an Irish guy killing an Italian or Pollock?

    Assimilation has its benefits.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    I mean, who cares, really...
    It is a commercial.
    I don't remember anywhere seeing that the American language is English.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    It was a lovely commercial, and it's amazing that people would be offended by it. Some people gotta have a bitchfit over nothing I guess.

    America the Beautiful is my favorite American song.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I thought it was beautiful.

    Good grief, people. We are all descendants from immigrants.
    Yup. I am Irish, Italian, Scotch-Irish, Welsh, French-Canadian, German (Prussian), Norwegian, and Cherokee, as a matter of fact.

    It doesn't change the fact that I speak English, and conform to the standards set by modern American culture.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    If you see that idea in the commercial you're still reading way too far into it
    It is the underlying idea of the ad, even if not the deliberate intent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Corny. When I'm watching the SuperBowl, I want to be entertained, not bored to death.
    Potato, po-tah-to. I didn't think it was boring at all. I thought it was kind of cool.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Potato, po-tah-to. I didn't think it was boring at all. I thought it was kind of cool.
    When you're watching the Super Bowl, you're pumped up. You don't want to see those sentimental boo-hoo waa-waa type of commercials. The one with the guy getting ready to shoot a rainbow out of his butt? That's the kind of commercials you want to see during the Super Bowl.

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

    I do feel that a nation, for practical purposes, should subscribe to a common language. As it is, in America, that means English.

    But I thought the commercial was very nice. I enjoyed the visuals, good music and the message was delivered in very good taste.

    It reminds us that our bloodlines are from many different foreign shores, native Americans notwithstanding.

    In fact, anyone who objects to the message, that is not a native American, is a freakin' idiot and I really don't care what idiots think.

    America the beautiful. Indeed. I love America! From sea to shining sea.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    When you're watching the Super Bowl, you're pumped up. You don't want to see those sentimental boo-hoo waa-waa type of commercials. The one with the guy getting ready to shoot a rainbow out of his butt? That's the kind of commercials you want to see during the Super Bowl.
    That was pretty hilarious.

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