Yes… Superbowl [this year a ‘super-yawn] brings with it the highly expensive commercials… ones that get etched into our ‘American conscience’ and are so memorable as to be greatly funny [and appealing] or so strikingly wrong they are remembered forever… distilled to be a part of who we are as a people. This year [for me] there were three such commercials that will be remembered for having the qualities worthy of such fond like and dislike they will not so soon be forgotten (at all). The first and second commercials I liked both had Tim Tebow featured in them… rather ironic that Tebow was the Quarterback Denver shipped off- especially since their game needed one in order to help the Broncos score points- which did not materialize until the second half. The third commercial, although it was shooting for the vision of inclusion [here is where the dislike comes in] actually turned into ‘a world-fest’ at the expense of a song we Americans value for being American [here it should be noted that ‘America the Beautiful‘ is not “The National Anthem” but is as highly regarded].
Here we go again, the controversy is swirling in the winds of the media and placed on the minds of those: incensed, overlooked, patriotic or unpatriotic… the melting pot of blind ambition or complacently blind banality. What controversy you might ask… the one which would alter the words (from english to the ones they [the Koch Brothers] used for their product) of the song,”America the beautiful,” to a: multicultural, world pleasing, globalist regarded, corporate greed over patriotic intentions (when anything American can be subjected to Corporate use)… placed on a song that rivals favor from the National Anthem itself. If they wanted a new face for the,”I’d like to teach the world to sing (song),” why didn’t they do this with their own song? Why create the stir unless you have already planned on how to put the fire out? Although the emphasis to this Ad [at face value] does show some of what America is [by its diversity] but dilutes the ‘oneness’ of us by using PC styled methods to show ‘separate but equal’ as the basis for this being something we should honor. See what they are saying in LA here… or in Time Entertainment. When it is found out that the Koch brothers are involved in controversies far worse than the Superbowl Ad… then people might take the stand I’m about to declare, I will no longer go out of my way to purchase Coke products for my home use or personal enjoyment. If you want to pay for their exploits by using their products… go right ahead!
P.S. I would like to note something here, there are Coke dispensers at work, and I’ll use them [in the employee dining area (for free)] but I will not spend one more red cent to aid the Koch brothers to treat anyone in the world as badly as they have. Look up the Coke-Pepsi controversy in India… then tell me what you REALLY THINK.