Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Time to get something off my chest

I loved the Coke commercial America the Beautiful.  Loved loved loved it.  I love it because of the beautiful voices that sang it and of the backgrounds shown during the song.

From the purple snow capped mountains in the first scene to what appeared to me to be cliffs from Arizona or New Mexico..  From the surfers to the street dancers.. yes even the gay family skating, I love it all. 

Why is simple.  We are a mixed nation.  I don’t have any mountains here where I live, and I know for a fact that there are no oceans where those cliffs were, at least not these days.  Just as America is geographically different, so are the American people. 

I’m stupid… I proved that by saying how much I liked that commercial on facebook.  And now I’m getting hate mail… well hate messages at least.  One friend messaged me that I needed to stop shoving my opinions down her throat…  say what?  I didn’t shove anything and I never intended to start an argument. 

What I said was that none of us were pure American except for those who are American Indian.  Every one of us is of mixed nationality.  Unless your ancestors came from England, they probably didn’t speak English when they arrived here.  Yes they learned it, just as I’m sure the lovely voices in that commercial probably learned English if they didn’t know it before.  But isn’t it lovely to hear that beautiful song sung in the language of our ancestors. 

Should I be put out that it wasn’t sung in German or that I didn’t hear any Scottish accents?  I’m not, not in the slightest. 

I will say it again, and again… America, like quilts, would be boring with all the same fabric in it. 


  1. Amen, Marge! Thank you!

  2. I'm with you Marge. Thanks fr saying that.


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