Monday, February 3, 2014

The America I know

     So much controvercy has come to the fore front from one Superbowl commercial. Coke created a beautiful commercial titled, "It's Beautiful" and so many have turned it into pure hate. What baffles me more is the fact that America is a land of immigrants, there is no national language, yet so much hate is spewing over this commercial. America the Beautiful was sung in a handful of language, depicting the culture of America...yet some saw it as an insult. 
      I have been told that I am an insult to my husband sacrifices for this country. How is that possible? How is my ability to love everyone, an insult? I thought people flocked to this country to escape oppression. So many are saying that immigrants need to leave this country, but weren't we all immigrants at some point? Yes, my husband served this country with honor, but my life is not defined by his service. I am a patriot and I love my country, but I refuse to believe this commercial was made maliciously. I am not going to be rude and call people racist, but prejudice does play a role in a lot of the comments I am seeing. A friend told me that I should be ashamed of the fact that I support this commercial. My answer was, "why in the f*** would I be ashamed?" I dare anyone to tell me that I don't support my country. I am saddened by the amount of ignorance and hate, this is NOT the America I know. 

     The America I know, values diversity. The America I know accepts those with different beliefs....they accept the fact that we are still ONE nation. 

This was my post on Facebook about this topic: 
My thoughts on Coke's "America the Beautiful" ad: the point of coming to this country was to get away from oppression and to be able to express one's self. Apparently if you don't speak english, you are un-American. America is a giant melting pot made up of MANY cultures. The Native Americans were forced to assimilate to "American" culture even though they were here first. We tried to force others to assimilate and become more american. Why? Because some want everything to be about them. I don't see how a damn ad can piss off so many...who cares what language a song was sung in?!! Do we really need to be angered by diversity? Not everyone that speaks another language is out to get us....just saying.  and I know this isn't the typical response for someone that is married to a disabled veteran...but I am not a person that lives my life according what happened to him, I am not defined by his experiences. I value diversity and I appreciate this commercial, bc I honestly think it was beautiful #Diversity#Multilingual #AmericaTheBeautiful #OneLove #Patriotic

     I am so tired of the "me" mentality that so many Americans have. There are billions of people on this planet, far more than just us Americans. We need to be able to #CoExist......tolerance can be practiced by all of us. I know it is easier to hate than to love....but love is worth it.

I know this may not be a popular stance, but I always seem to challenge the status quo, this is no different. "If someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." The Lorax

Be the change......

Be Blessed

1 comment:

  1. I loved that commercial! Maybe because I'm Canadian lol. But seriously, I don't get why anyone would be offended by seeing all kinds of different people coming together and singing a song about America which belongs to everyone. How ridiculous. I love that you are taking a stand and if anyone can do things in life that will make a difference and help change these narrow minded attitudes, it's you!