Sylvia Thompson
Coca Cola's contribution to a balkanized America
By Sylvia Thompson
February 6, 2014

Many Americans, and I include myself, are becoming more and more fed-up with the blather about multiculturalism and the fact that we are a nation of immigrants. That we are a nation of immigrants is all the more reason why there must be something to bind us. The first something is language – the English language. The second, is a common culture – the American culture before the Left reshaped it into something detestable to most Americans. Without that glue, there can be no nation. What exists without the glue is a number of bickering groups vying for their own special interests. Coca Cola, in its misguided attempts to be politically correct, decided to join the multiculturalist bandwagon with its Super Bowl commercial featuring children singing "America the Beautiful" in other languages than the English language in which it was written.

That stunt, of course, appeals to leftists and to moderate types, such as Frank Luntz, the former focus-group coordinator, who often worked with Sean Hannity of Fox News. On a recent "Hannity" show, Luntz gushed over the beauty of the commercial, stating how it emphasized that we are a nation of immigrants. He seems, as do so many moderates, oblivious to the dangers of immigrants who choose not to integrate into the country of choice. This non-assimilation attitude is what makes for balkanization. Political moderates are incorrigible dreamers who will probably have to wake up one day without a country before they see the light. The Left, however, sees balkanization as one of its goals to destroy America as it was founded.

Luntz has never lived in a balkanized nation of feuding ethnic groups (such as the Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda, Africa), nor has many leftists. Most Americans have never lived anywhere that tyranny holds sway. And they are unaware that one of the ways tyrants gain control is by emphasizing multiculturalism and overplayed ethnic identity. People who are constantly at each other's throats because of their differences are easy targets for takeover.

What remains of freedom in America provides a comfortable perch from which Luntz and others can mouth platitudes about the virtues of diversity. Those of us who are astute enough to see the dangers ahead are extremely concerned that we are rapidly losing what remains of freedom, because we are losing a national identity.

People in America who came from leftist, tyrannical nations are understandably puzzled at the utter ignorance of their native-born fellow Americans. They cannot understand why we would trade what we have (or had) as a nation for the utopian fantasy that multiculturalism and diversity are assumed to provide. Because I have not lived their experiences, I cannot fully grasp how they must feel. Having managed to escape the terror of balkanized nations devoid of freedoms and come to America, they now find that the evil is catching up to them. They see the twisted ideas of no dominant culture and no dominant language quietly infiltrating America. Such thinking is aided and abetted by politically correct institutions and businesses (such as Coca Cola) who worship at the altar of multiculturalism and diversity. These immigrants are keenly aware of the dangers of bowing to every language and ethnic group, to the detriment of a common language and culture – the glue that binds multifaceted peoples.

The current state of affairs, as so much of America's decline, can be directly attributed to the socialist Left's long march through America's institutions, destroying what makes the nation strong: its religious faith; its exceptional character; its freedoms; its people's sense of being American, as opposed to this, that, or the other ethnic group; and a pride of place that says we have a hell of a lot more going for us here in America than anywhere else on the globe.

Many of us still feel this way about America. I certainly do. And those of us who do feel this way are greatly offended by Coca Cola's Super Bowl commercial, and anybody else who follows the multiculturalist line of thinking. That thinking will be the death of us as a sovereign nation, and we, therefore, vehemently oppose it.

© Sylvia Thompson


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