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What That Coca-Cola Ad Tells Us About Americanism
The Federalist ^ | February 5, 2014 | Professor Joe Rigney

Posted on 02/06/2014 4:03:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

If I asked you to describe a proponent of something called “Americanism,” what would you say? My guess is that your mind might jump to a jingoistic Southerner with a rifle, a pick-up truck, and a high school education, who speaks fluent ‘merican. Readers familiar with the work of David Gelernter might talk about a religious creed that views America as a new promised land and Americans as a new chosen people, committed to ideals such as liberty, equality, and democracy.

But at the Super Bowl earlier this week, Coca-Cola asked us to consider a different vision of Americanism, one that is as committed to Gelernter’s fourth great religion as any patriotic redneck or Constitution-wielding Tea-partier.

The ad, which was brilliantly put together, asks the viewer a simple question—Fill in the blank: “as American as _________.”

Apple pie? Little League baseball? Turkey dinner at Thanksgiving? A lone cowboy out on the range?

If you give the last answer, then the ad invites you on a little journey, an audio-visual quest in search of American identity. With no more westward land to conquer colonize settle, where is manifest destiny calling us? What is the next frontier?

And the ad leaves no doubt as to the answer. Manifest destiny is calling us to extend our commitment to liberty, equality, and democracy, to add a fourth ideal to our Americanist creed: diversity.

For those unfamiliar with the ad, I’d invite you to take a look. (For the over-achievers out there, be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video.) In brief, the ad features a multi-lingual rendition of “America the Beautiful” alongside brief scenes of the various flavors in our multi-cultural melting pot. The languages—English, Spanish, Tagalog (common among Filipinos), Hindi, French, Mandarin, Arabic, and Keres (spoken by the Pueblo tribe of New Mexico). The scenes include a white rancher on a horse, a Filipino family surfing, a Latino family at their Mexican restaurant, Jewish men in yarmulkes looking out a window, Muslim women in hijab, and two gay dads at a roller rink.

Now I’m an evangelical Christian. What’s more, I’m an evangelical Christian who attends a church that annually celebrates ethnic harmony on MLK Day, sings songs in English, Spanish, and Swahili, and has a choir with the name “Every Tribe and Tongue.” So, as soon as the ad jumped into Spanish, I knew exactly what was happening, and resonated deeply with it. I’m a part of a faith that welcomes all nations; therefore, I want to be a part of a nation that welcomes all peoples.

And this is where the ad gets shrewd, and I get skeptical. Because the ad wants to move beyond multi-lingual to multi-religious and multi-sexuality. Let’s break these down one at a time.

Multi-lingual

In itself this seems rather straightforward and obvious. After all, it’s a simple fact that Americans speak more than one language. At the same time, there’s still the reality that one of the key features that has historically defined a people as a people is a common language. This is true even of multi-lingual societies, which often have a common language of trade and government. The ad even acknowledges this to a point, since English is the dominant language throughout the song, appearing at the beginning, middle, and end of the ad.

The reason for a linguistic understanding of people is at one level hopelessly pragmatic—communication requires a shared medium, a lingua franca. The light rail and most of the of the government facilities in my city give instructions in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. But there are limits to this sort of multiplication. And I doubt anyone is going to charge the progressive government of Minneapolis with ethnic bigotry because they don’t offer signage in Mandarin, French, or Arabic. Nevertheless, the ad’s point remains—we are a nation of many peoples and languages, and this sort of diversity is a cause for celebration. (Which is one reason why the nativist reaction to the ad was so appalling.)

Multi-religious

Again the claim itself is largely unobjectionable. After all, religious liberty is enshrined in the Constitution (present legal disputes about mandates and conscience notwithstanding), and America has always been filled with peoples of many faiths. But again the ad is trying to press this point home as well. First, there’s the choice of religions to emphasize. Judaism and Islam are singled out, and with clear intent. By moving from Jewish men wearing yarmulkes to Muslim women in hijab, the ad makes the not-so-subtle point that America is a peacemaker. To co-opt the language of the apostle Paul in the letter to the Ephesians, America breaks down walls of hostility. It ends enmity and strife. The conflict between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East may be intractable, but in America harmony reigns beneath spacious skies. This is a lofty claim, and underscores the ambition (or pretension) of the ad’s Americanism.

What’s more, the claim to transcend religious differences is itself a deeply religious claim, and easily recognized if the situation is reversed. For example, at my church we have an annual Global Focus. During that week, we hang large banners adorned with pictures of people from various ethnicities and countries. We hang flags in our sanctuary that represent the nations of the world, and we do so in the shadow of a large cross and beneath the church’s mission statement which reads, “We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.” The implication is unmistakable. In Christ, all ethnic and national barriers are broken down. In Christ, all peoples become one people. For evangelicals like us, ethnicity, nationality, and culture are subordinated to our fundamental identity in the crucified and risen Lord.

The Coke ad essentially inverts this arrangement, making the claim that religious identities are subordinated to America the Beautiful. Diverse religions have their place in Americanism, much as the various temples and cults of ancient Rome were welcomed and celebrated. But there is a supreme god in this pantheon, and all peoples, no matter their creed or denomination, must doff their hat to him/her.

Multi-sexuality

This was clearly the ad’s most striking move, and I’m willing to bet one of the primary motivations for creating it. A gay couple with a young daughter, enjoying a happy day at the roller rink. Having equalized ethnicities, languages, and religions, we must now equalize expressions of sexuality. And, of course, this is the flashpoint of the present iteration of the culture war, and the reason that all of Americanism’s recent holy days have showcased the ascendant sexual orthodoxy of the Americanist creed—from the Macy’s parade to the Rose Bowl parade to the Grammys and now the Super Bowl. This is the ad’s artistic genius—it subtly and powerfully communicates that welcoming diverse languages, diverse religions, and diverse sexualities are equivalent embraces. This, we are told, is one seamless web of celebration.

And, of course, the reverse is true as well. The clear implication of the ad is that to reject the celebration of homosexual practice is no different than rejecting someone because they speak Spanish or have a different color of skin. From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall. To insist on the truthfulness of one’s religion over against those of another is just racism in another guise. And this is where the overarching message of the ad begins to grow shaky.

Americanism would have us believe that diversity is what makes us great. Or, more properly, this kind of diversity makes us great, the kind that celebrates the equal value and worth of different ethnicities, languages, religions, and sexual practices. But, as Hamlet would say, there’s the rub. For the creed that unites all of these diversities is itself a unified, totalizing, and exclusive claim. It’s the creed of Americanism. These diversities can only be celebrated when they are subordinated to a more fundamental claim, one that elevates America into a comprehensive religious ideal.

Or to use the traditional Christian language, Americanism turns America into an idol, a rival claimant for the allegiance and affections of men and women. And as I noted earlier, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus will suffer no rivals. As a Christian, I cannot elevate a creature to the status of Creator. I dare not bow the knee or lift my soul to another.

So then, let me tip my hat to Coke. They brilliantly showcased the fundamental questions facing us as a people. For evangelicals like me (as well as believers in other traditional faiths), the question is: if being a good American requires us to embrace and celebrate the full diversity on display in Coke’s advertisement, is it possible for us to remain good Americans? Or must we humbly dissent from the Americanist creed and in so doing be branded as bad Americans?

For adherents of the ad’s Americanism the question is reversed: How diverse is the diversity that makes us great? Is it wide enough to make room for historic evangelicals, conservative Roman Catholics, traditionalist Muslims, and orthodox Jews? Or does Diversity itself have a limit?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; cocacola; diversity; homosexualagenda; superbowl

1 posted on 02/06/2014 4:03:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We will only become a cohesive country when we start to celebrate our COMMONALITY again. Diversity of origin but commonality of purpose. The Left is tearing this country apart. I hope there will be a road to recovery someday. That road is not close, though.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 4:10:09 AM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>Or does Diversity itself have a limit?<<

Of course it does. Any man-made construct is limited by man’s inferiority.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 4:12:52 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: originalbuckeye

“We will only become a cohesive country when we start to celebrate our COMMONALITY again. Diversity of origin but commonality of purpose.”

Very well said!

The funny thing about the ‘diversity’ crowd on the left is that they are absolutely intolerant of diversity of opinion - when the opinion differs from theirs.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 4:14:47 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Operation Wetback
5 posted on 02/06/2014 4:15:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s all fine until it all comes crashing down. Unfortunately, it will, despite the optimism of the Limbaugh’s and Hannity’s. This kind of lunacy can’t endure.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 4:18:53 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Diversity” is the root cause of every war in history. Civil wars are not because people are too alike. It’s because they have differences. I’m tired of having diversity crammed down my throat. So, my next door neighbor wants to sexually mutilate his daughter?

At one of the jobs I worked a 45 year old Palestinian flew home to get married. He returned with a pregnant thirteen year old. (I met her when she was eighteen and mother or five.) He selected her because, “She was in he poorest circumstances and would be the most grateful to me for taking her away.) Diversity, oh yeah. His goal was to have nineteen children as that’s what his father had done.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 4:18:57 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Federalist is not what it used to be.

Why invite the Prof “I am a Christian but I am more broad-minded than you” to sprout homosexuality on the coca cola ad?

I certainly didn’t get the vibe of ANY HINT of us rejecting the coca cola ad because some homosexuals speaking Spanish or other language.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 4:19:56 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Border, Language and Culture makes a country a country.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 4:21:37 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“diversity” A politically correct word that means “Surrender all the ideals upon which your country was founded in order to make enemies of your country feel at home here.”

We are NOT a diverse country. We are a melting pot. Come here and become AMERICAN or don’t come here at all.

Diversity is a scheme of the left to destroy us.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 4:24:10 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Sir Napsalot
As to the notion that this is but a modernization of the 70s “I'd like to teach the world to sing” holding-hands commercial, no. The modernization version sucked, and the coca cola executives approved the ad are as clueless as they can be.

The first one is the world come together to celebrate Americanism, this one celebrates the Balkanization of America. Proposal to break up California into 6 states should give you a clue.

11 posted on 02/06/2014 4:24:26 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

You might want to re-read the article. Either that or my reading comprehension skills have gone to pot. I don’t see him “sprouting” homosexuality there, but if you can point out to me where he does, I’d appreciate it.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 4:24:53 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"melting pot" -- In the "melting pot", the individual items lose their individual properties and transform into a new, unified item with a unique set of properties all their own. Strength in the combination. Like steel.

Imagine if pig iron was able to say, "Hey, I'm part of this steel, but I'm going to retain my pig iron properties." If that's the case, then the pig iron isn't fully integrated into the steel. Therefore, it becomes a weakness in the quality of the steel.

13 posted on 02/06/2014 4:32:06 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joe Rigney is an evangelical Christian the same way that Episcopalians or Presbyterians call themselves Christians. They ordain practicing homosexuals to leadership positions within the church, only to have them preach homosexual advocacy and immorality to the flock. Yes, that type of Christian.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 4:32:58 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: b4its2late

In a republic, Leftist diversity means eventual doom.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 4:33:00 AM PST by Jacquerie (In avowed socialist countries, the central planners are mathematicians, scientists. Ours are lawyers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>Or must we humbly dissent from the Americanist creed and in so doing be branded as bad Americans?

I’m beyond caring whether I’m branded a “bad American”.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 4:35:06 AM PST by oblomov
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To: John O

As stuff melts into the pot, its composition gradually changes.

And that’s OK.

But the multi-cultis insist that we all accept everything as America before it melts in and is absorbed. And that is an utterly nonsensical POV.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 4:42:10 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: originalbuckeye

This is 2014 and the language has been corrupted to imply that lies are the real truth. The REAL truth is that “diversity” as it is used today is a codeword for THE ultimate segregation. Segregation, one from another, complete and utter.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 4:43:26 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Wow! Nailed on the very first post.

Outstanding.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 4:43:42 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“... one that is as committed to Gelernter’s fourth great religion as any patriotic redneck or Constitution-wielding Tea-partier.”

And herein lies the key to the writer whole perspective of America. In his small mind, only rednecks are patriots and only a “Tea-partier” would “wield” the Constitution.

On the other hand, he may be correct. You seldom see patriots or Constitutionalists these days who are liberal.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 4:46:59 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


E pluribus unum.

Guess this idiot would disagree.
21 posted on 02/06/2014 4:49:18 AM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I quote what a visiting pastor said often in Free Republic because it so often relates to the topic at hand. But it has never related as well as it does in this thread, so I post it again:

Where would the early church have been if they had put their faith in Rome?


22 posted on 02/06/2014 4:54:37 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Beginning in the 300’s they did put their faith in Rome. That’s much of what Martin Luther objected to.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 4:56:02 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Diversity means all races, sexes, religions, ethnicities and income groups united in leftism and the goal of dismantling America. The last part is key. Anyone of any category who does not share that goal is not considered “diverse”.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 4:59:19 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle; originalbuckeye
pieceofthepuzzle: “We will only become a cohesive country when we start to celebrate our COMMONALITY again.
Diversity of origin but commonality of purpose.”

Our COMMONALITY draws us together as a Nation
DIVERSITY separates us as a Nation by identifying individual differences , and preferences.
The DIFFERENCES are a personal choice , for purposes of self-identification , heritage , and are voluntary ,
and are not IMPOSED by edict or fiat .
We are a Nation of immigrants, organized by common purpose which we call "Americans" to support
common Borders , Language , and Culture .
But as a Nation , we have the understanding and depth of character to accept outsiders
as long as they are willing to accept the culture and language of their new found home .
Those that refuse to accept the language and culture of the country in which they live are destined to remain identified as "Outsiders",
and by their refusal to accept common language and culture, will never be accepted into mainstream America , by their own choice.

25 posted on 02/06/2014 5:03:31 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: originalbuckeye
We have no room for any people who do not act and vote simply as Americans, and as nothing else. Moreover, we have as little use for people who carry religious prejudices into our politics as for those who carry prejudices of caste or nationality. We stand unalterably in favor of the public-school system in its entirety. We believe that English, and no other language, is that in which all the school exercises should be conducted.

Teddy Roosevelt 1894
26 posted on 02/06/2014 5:06:16 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By her very nature, America represents a wide “diversity” of peoples from all walks of life and from all over the world.

That isn’t what irks me about this ad.
What irks me is that they sang “America the Beautiful” in languages other than English!

When people want to become US citizens they must among other things “Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.” (from the Basic Requirements for US Naturalization)

In addition, they must take the following oath IN ENGLISH:
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

Now if this ad showed the diversity of all Americans (both native born and naturalized) all singing “America the Beautiful” IN ENGLISH then I doubt anybody would have had any objections to it and it could have very well been one of the best ads of the Super Bowl.

But as it is, it flopped big time.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 5:07:51 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brilliant article. Choose you this day whom you will serve...said Joshua.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 5:10:41 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: cdcdawg
It’s all fine until it all comes crashing down. Unfortunately, it will, despite the optimism of the Limbaugh’s and Hannity’s. This kind of lunacy can’t endure.

Civil war is just a matter of time.

29 posted on 02/06/2014 5:11:25 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
The funny thing about the ‘diversity’ crowd on the left is that they are absolutely intolerant of diversity of opinion - when the opinion differs from theirs.

Extremely true except for the "funny" part.

30 posted on 02/06/2014 5:12:12 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: originalbuckeye

We will only become a cohesive country when we start to celebrate our COMMONALITY again. Diversity of origin but commonality of purpose. The Left is tearing this country apart. I hope there will be a road to recovery someday. That road is not close, though.


We turned off that road and have been headed away from it ever since. As long as we “progress” in the direction we are going, we stray ever farther from the truth.

True progress will begin again when we see the error we have made and do an about face. Unfortunately the way that sort of thing happens on this sort of scale is how it happened to Germany in 1945. It’s involuntary.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 5:12:47 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There's no such thing as an American identity anymore -- if there ever really was one.

When you concealed-carry guns are allowed in one state and private ownership of firearms is effectively outlawed in another, you may as well be dealing with people and governing officials from two different planets.

It's in Coca-Cola's best interest to spout this "diversity" nonsense far and wide. They're in the business of selling soft drinks, not unifying nations ... and they don't really give a sh!t who buys their products.

32 posted on 02/06/2014 5:16:39 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

Coca-Cola’s CEO is a muslim from Turkey. That answers all my questions.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 5:22:43 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My Great Grand father was born in Sicily, came here with not much more than the shirt on his back. When he passed away he owned half a city block in Buffalo NY. When his daughter (my grandmother) complained about needing to learn English he told her that you live in America you will learn to speak English.


34 posted on 02/06/2014 5:45:27 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“But at the Super Bowl earlier this week, Coca-Cola asked us to consider a different vision of Americanism,”

The entire basis of this jackasses argument is cartoonish bigotry. NOT the timeless ideals and Principles proffered by the Founding Fathers. No. Stupid Leftist Bigotry. That's it...

35 posted on 02/06/2014 5:53:14 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: MestaMachine

To: originalbuckeye

This is 2014 and the language has been corrupted to imply that lies are the real truth. The REAL truth is that “diversity” as it is used today is a codeword for THE ultimate segregation. Segregation, one from another, complete and utter.

EXCELLENT, NEEDED TO BE REPEATED.


36 posted on 02/06/2014 5:56:25 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: Jacquerie

You’re right. And they’ve been working on it through political correctness for 30 years now and some people are even afraid to speak their minds.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 6:12:40 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Appeals to diversity utterly fail for one reason. While people may indeed take pride in the origins of their ancestors, to carry on too much of the traditions of “the old country” causes personal and familial stagnation.

For example, in talking with a young man who describes himself as “Irish-American”, I found an interesting case of Americanism. Did he immigrate from Ireland? No. Is he an Irish citizen? No. Has he ever been to Ireland? No, but he would like to visit. Does he speak Gaelic? No. Is he a Catholic? Yes, but not practicing.

Truthfully, he has integrated. He is not “Irish-American”, he is American, of Irish descent. If he ever does visit Ireland, it will be as an American, and for the most part, he will be seen by Irish people as an American.

This is the typical path.

But diversity implies that he should have been ghettoized with other Irish people, that he should speak Gaelic, that he should be totally caught up in Irish, not American culture, and obey his priest’s dictates. In other words, handicapped from being a successful American citizen by being mired in the same life as his forebears.

Personal and familial stagnation.

Diversity also implies some degree of shame for being an American. Why else would anyone feel embarrassed in saying they are an American? Why say you are Irish-American?

American does not have much of a definition beyond citizenship. It does not imply a race or religion, except for non-Americans caught up in an “us vs. them” attitude.

But at the same time, being an American *means* things. Important and powerful things.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 6:19:13 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: originalbuckeye

I agree. Diversity without unity is useless. We can all bring our various ideas to the table, but if all we care about is seeing our personal idea adopted, problems will never be solved.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 6:29:39 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s very simple.

Divide and conquer.

No more, no less.


40 posted on 02/06/2014 6:44:58 AM PST by moovova
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To: Flavious_Maximus
Joe Rigney is an evangelical Christian the same way that Episcopalians or Presbyterians call themselves Christians. They ordain practicing homosexuals to leadership positions within the church, only to have them preach homosexual advocacy and immorality to the flock. Yes, that type of Christian.

Matthew 7:21-23

English Standard Version (ESV)

I Never Knew You

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

41 posted on 02/06/2014 7:09:36 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know who this writer is but I found this article off putting. There was just enough cultural Marxism and nods to political correctness that his culture warrior persona (when he finally gets around to it) seems insincere. But then I just might be one of those jingoistic nativists whom he seems to think can't analyze the true motivation of Coke Inc. without his wisdom.
42 posted on 02/06/2014 11:21:33 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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