When Andrew Breitbart died, for some reason I thought there might be one less crazy paranoid voice in the world, but no. His defense of beleaguered Christian straight white people who can’t speak any other language lives on at his site, to which I’m not even going to give the courtesy of a link.
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.
“If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing ‘American the Beautiful’ in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come — doggone we are on the road to perdition,” said former GOP Rep. Allen West.
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.
I wonder what these crazy xenophobic homophobic guys would say if they knew Katherine Lee Bates lived with a woman for 25 years, and spoke Spanish.