Breitbart columnist Michael Patrick Leahy has his panties all bunched up over last night’s multi-cultural, multi-language Coca-Cola commercial featuring “American the Beautiful.”
In his article post title, Keahy referred to the commercial as “offensive.”
“Executives at Coca Cola thought it was a good idea to run a 60 second Super Bowl ad featuring children singing America The Beautiful – a deeply Christian patriotic anthem whose theme is unity – in several foreign languages. The ad also prominently features a gay couple.
Conservatives instantly lit up social media with objections, with many vowing to boycott the soda company’s products. The lyrics of the song, written in 1893 by Wellesley College Professor Katherine Lee Bates, ask God to grant America ‘brotherhood / From sea to shining sea.’
As far as the executives at Coca Cola are concerned, however, the United States of America is no longer a nation ruled by the Constitution and American traditions in which English is the language of government. It is not a nation governed in the Anglo-American tradition of liberty.
It is instead a nation governed by some all inclusive multi-cultural synthesis of the various forms of government in the world, as expressed by the multiple languages used in the Super Bowl ad to sing a uniquely American hymn that celebrates our heritage.”
Regarding the last line there – that would be “diversity.” And that’s exactly what America is, Mr. Leahy.
Let me know if I’m going to fast for you here.
Here is the commercial below: