I'd like to buy the world a coke (as long as everyone speaks English)

I'd like to buy the world a coke (as long as everyone speaks English)

by digby

When you've lost Erick Erickson ...

People were really upset about the Coke advertisement? Seriously?
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 3, 2014
In case you haven't heard about this latest right wing outragefest, click here.
"Then the words went from English to languages I didn’t recognize," a troubled West wrote, calling it "a truly disturbing commercial."

"If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing 'American (sic) 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," he wrote.


Glenn Beck explains the problem:

After Coca-Cola’s ad featuring “America the Beautiful” being sung in different languages caused a firestorm of racism on Twitter on Sunday, Beck said that someone had asked him to tweet his own response.

“And I said, ‘Why did you need that to divide us politically?’ Because that’s all this ad is,” Beck opined. “It’s in your face, and if you don’t like it, if you’re offended by it, you’re a racist. If you do like it, you’re for immigration. You’re for progress.”

“That’s all this is: To divide people,” he continued. “Remember when Coke used to do the thing on the top and they would all hold hands? Now it’s, have a Coke and we’ll divide you.”

It's divisive to be inclusive. Everyone knows that.