I have more to say:
I sit here in our teeny tiny apartment
drinking a Coke-A-Cola.
I am a drinker of Coke.
(regular, not diet. diet is poison but that is a different post)
I like Iced Tea also. but I digress
So yesterday Facebook and Twitter were all a buzz about the death of
Philip Seymour Hoffman and how he died. My last blog post was about the whole thing. check it out:
But there was another thing that got the WWW’s panties all in a knot.
Coke-A-Cola made this commercial for the super bowl.
here it is, watch it.
Have a tissue at the ready!
Don’t you think it is just lovely?
Most of the people I know, thought it was a lovely commercial. And they provided
so much support for the the fact that we are a people that is so diverse!
Faith Traditions, Ethically, some families have two daddies! the list go on and on.
What broke my heart about this, was reading a post from some one I respect and love. who has a sweet,generous and Lovely spirit who loves G*d
I responded to the post. and she took it down. and told me:
“We are a nation of diverse immigrants and I celebrate that.”
But I think G*d wants me to say more, so here it is.
First, I think it very important to remind you all that”America the Beautiful” is an Hymn. composed The lyrics were written by KatherineLee Bates, ( who was thought to be a lesbian, as she lived for 20 some years with Katharine Coman,) and the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward.
Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication.
The above was total jacked from wikki! love wikki.
So this begs the question:
We are only allowed to sing certain hymns in English because the word American is in it? I read this on facebook;
” It’s other-cultural hatred? ”
“It’s fear and paranoia, if you ask me. They fear their long-held “white superiority” is being taken away”. B. S. Jackson
The Star Spangled Banner however is INDEED the National Anthem
it is a song about WAR. how sweet.
More wikki plagiarism:
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from “Defense of Fort M’Henry”, a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Key was BTW Pro-Slavery.
A little more: Key went on to write several more hymn,
He fought for Slavery and wrote a poem about war making seen like a beautiful sunset.
We are a county of many nations.
More Wikki Plagiarism:
These are approximate, BTW.
Number of languages spoken in the U.S.: 311.
Those languages indigenous to the U.S: 162
Those that are immigrant languages: 149
There are 14 million households in the United States where English is not the primary language.
So why can we NOT have a sung by many languages?
I will answer that.
It really is okay to sing songs in other language.
Because. we are all human.
That is the bottom line. We should not have to have a commercial to teach us this.
Help us be tolerant
Help us with our own
intolerant of intolerance.
Wait, NO, do not help us with our
intolerant of intolerance
Teach us how to deal with
Help us teach our children.
Mary Travers once said:
“If you want to teach the world not to hate the different; the other; then you must first start with the children”
Please help us teach our children
to more that just tolerate, but to
AFFERM people who are different
no matter what name they when referring to you, G*d.
Help us to teach that the fact we have over 300 languages spoken here in the US is something to be proud of.
Amen and May it Be SO.