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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

America: Beautiful in every language

Seriously? The jingoists are out in force over Coke’s Super Bowl commercial in which “America the Beautiful” is rendered in several tongues?

Yes, of course, immigrants should race to learn English. But to hear the country of my birth, the country I love, praised and honored in other languages, as it is in the Coca-Cola ad, simply reaffirms my conviction that America remains the light of the world.

I mean, it’s not like our honored naturalized citizens are obligated to forget their native tongue. And my countrymen who forget that dishonor America’s melting-pot heritage.

I say well done, Coca-Cola. Well done, indeed.


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