The picture brings back memories of days as a child when children were safe to walk up to the corner store to buy an ice cold drink for a nickel. It was a ritual on a hot summer day after playing baseball and I guess I would have to say the drink of choice was Coke, although in the South Royal Crown Pepsi were also favorites.
Today, of all things, I have been reading about the controversial ad from the Super Bowl where Coca-Cola showed young people singing America the Beautiful in many different languages. This soft drink icon, thought by many to be a symbol of America, was seen to be heavily pushing a multi-cultural agenda and, frankly, it is a little suspect that this ad would surface right in the middle of the immigration debate. It is clear that a significant majority of American citizens don't approve of the Senate Bill being now talked about in the House, yet Coke is obviously one of those large corporate Chamber of Commerce-entities pushing hard for amnesty.
While I am disappointed that Coca-Cola takes this position, unlike many I am not in the least surprised. After all, remember the ad shown for years at Christmas time (oh, for the politically correct, the winter holiday) with the song that went in part, "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony". What did this really mean? Well, in this politically correct world that we live in, my impression was that it was just a gentle nudge toward the One World Order that so many politicians push today.
Of course we want to get along with others, it's what Jesus taught us, but I don't think the dream of perfect harmony will ever come to fruition on this earth. After we are mere mortals, we are human and we are sinners. And since national sovereignty is an important part of maintaining a strong and free nation, let's at least talk honestly about what this is all about.
Coca-Cola is an international corporation. Although founded in and maintaining headquarters in Atlanta, the majority of its products are now sold overseas in foreign lands. And with its multi-cultural employee and management make-up and commitment to maximizing profits, the company can put any ad up it wants no matter what we think of it.
Having said that, if Americans are opposed, they always have the option of purchasing other products. I've always thought that we should buy those things that we think are most appropriate for us, so there are plenty of options out there. Pepsi is still hanging around out there, slightly sweeter but still okay. And the old other Southern standby, Royal Crown, better known simply as RC is around if you look for it.
Who knows? Maybe we are heading back to the time of the country boy with the fishing pole walking along with Andy Griffith (one of his first comedy routines was about RC) drinking an RC Cola with a Moon Pie. RC is a bit more bitter but still quite refreshing and on a hot day, who cares? Of course, with Michelle's adoption of the Bloomberg idiocy we may find that we won't be able to find soft drinks anywhere. If so, I'll bet there will be one large black market addition into the underground market.
God bless you all and have a great day.