We have plenty of issues with the Coca-Cola company. Their soft drink is largely responsible for America’s obesity and diabetes epidemic. They have consistently fought against recycling laws, and plastic containers from their products poison our oceans, overwhelm our landfills and deface our land.
But we did love the Coca-Cola America the Beatiful Super Bowl ad, which features the great diverse United States population singing in our many languages.
This is the America we want to live in. Without the Coke, of course.
But the ad has become a litmus test for how people see the future of our country.
Glenn Beck said: “Why did you need that to divide us politically?’ Because that’s all this ad is. It’s in your face, and if you don’t like it, if you’re offended by it, you’re a racist. If you do like it, you’re for immigration. You’re for progress. That’s all this is: to divide people.”
Todd Starnes from Fox News tweeted, “Couldn’t make out that song they were singing. I only speak English.” And: “Coca Cola is the official soft drink of illegals crossing the border.”
All we can say to the Red State-Fox News Right is: Get over it. Your ideology is hateful, and your demographic is fading. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Here’s the ad. Let’s stop drinking Coke because it’s bad for us. But let’s keep singing together.