In Someone Else’s Coca-Cola Shoes: NaBloPoMo

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p>Do you think it’s possible to ever truly see the world from another person’s perspective, or are we held so tightly to our own way of viewing the world?

If you had asked me last week, I would have said “Of Course, we can. Everything can be rainbows and unicorns.” However, after reading about all of the controversy regarding the Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial, I am not so sure. I think that there is hope but it’s going to take a lot more work. Maybe more work than I ever imagined.
I watched the commercial. I didn’t see any terrorists. There were people, truly beautiful people.
I heard “America the Beautiful” sung in several different languages. In my opinion, it does represent what is beautiful about America. America is and will always be multi-cultural, whether anyone likes it or not.
The criticism of the commercial is so ugly and reeks of cowardice. I thought America was the home of the brave? It seems like there is a large group of people who dislike the cultures that exist in this country. I don’t understand why. I might not ever understand that point of view.
Seriously, who thinks “America the Beautiful” is the national anthem? They must really be proud to be an American. So proud that they don’t even know the national anthem. I’m sure that everyone knows by now that it is not the national anthem. Now their ignorance is on the internet forever.
I’m going to go drink a Coca-Cola, while translating the actual national anthem into Spanish and wearing those kick-ass Coca-Cola shoes. Maybe not but I could. This is America isn’t it?

The Real national anthem – The Star Spangled Banner

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

19 Comments

  1. elisabethcarpintera – PhD Student at KU Leuven | Research interests: Tinder, Hookup Culture, Relationships, & Personality | Enneagram Coach | Chocoholic, traveller, flamingo. Read more about me and my research on www.liefdeintijdenvantinder.be
    lacarpintera says:

    Enjoy your coca cola drink! It is nice you point out how surprised you were by all those weird and unappropriate reactions. I neither could not believe my eyes while scanning Facebook, tweets, … So let’s coca-cola-toast on exploring cultures and languages!!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Yes!! That’s awesome! I will definitely toast to that! 🙂

  2. Dr. Rex – Florida, USA – I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!
    Dr. Rex says:

    Great job! I posted something similar today when I heard about this, I’m a member of the Latino community. I think that there are some Americans who have a problem. I couldn’t believe what I was reading.

    Then I watched the video. And I saw what you did. A beautiful homage to what America is ….. A mixture of many differences. E Pluribus Umum!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! My house is multi-cultural. 🙂 My boyfriend is Hispanic. I’m white but my grandpa came to America from Sicily. It seems like some people forget their heritage. It’s a shame.
      We don’t speak different languages at home. But only because we don’t know how. I thought the commercial was lovely. 🙂

      1. Dr. Rex – Florida, USA – I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!
        Dr. Rex says:

        I thought the same when I saw it. I’m Latina … like I said from Puerto Rico. I speak two languages.
        Plenty a times the Americans I worked with didn’t like anyone speaking Spanish.
        🙁 ….. rather than learn.

      2. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        I took Latin in high school. 🙁 But I was going to be a journalism major.
        I don’t know why people are so against a second language. Dora the Explorer speaks two languages and everyone loves her. 😉

      3. Dr. Rex – Florida, USA – I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!
        Dr. Rex says:

        Not applauding someone who can speak another language other than English … shows that this individual is ignorant and foolish!

      4. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        True! We don’t live in a country where intelligence and education are valued. Obviously from the response to the commercial, not everyone is blessed with intelligence.
        Don’t get me started on the educational system. I’ll start to sound like my dad. He was a teacher.

      5. Dr. Rex – Florida, USA – I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!
        Dr. Rex says:

        I totally understand … I guess I feel the same!! It sucks ….

      6. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        Great minds! Thanks for the reblog! I appreciate it. 🙂

      7. Dr. Rex – Florida, USA – I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!
        Dr. Rex says:

        Anytime!! 🙂

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks Horty! 🙂 You’re awesome!

  3. Dr. Rex – Florida, USA – I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!
    Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Very interesting point of view …… youtube videos included. Stop, take a look!! TY ….

  4. Miss Snarky Pants – A recovering attorney, Miss Snarky Pants studied literature, journalism and creative writing at Flagler College. Though her career took her into the scintillating world of contract drafting and negotiation, she continued to write, perform and publish poetry; most recently two of her poems were featured in Karen Rose's New York Times' bestselling novel, Count to Ten. A former Associate Editor for the Florida Bar's General Practice Journal, Miss Snarky Pants has written for numerous local and regional magazines over the years and recently completed her first novel, The Meanest of Them Sparkled. She is currently seeking literary representation.
    Miss Snarky Pants says:

    I’m just still astounded that anyone has a problem with that commercial. My husband is half Ottawa – both a Native American and First Nations tribe. Nearly every American is an import from elsewhere. If Hubby doesn’t have a problem with the commercial, I don’t see how anyone in this country who isn’t Native American, has the right to have a problem with it. Interesting fact: when our Forefathers were deciding what language we would speak in the United States, English won out over German…by a single vote.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      That is interesting! So we could be speaking German instead of English. The English language borrows from tons of other languages. It’s not like it came from nowhere and appeared. Thanks for visiting & commenting.

      1. Miss Snarky Pants – A recovering attorney, Miss Snarky Pants studied literature, journalism and creative writing at Flagler College. Though her career took her into the scintillating world of contract drafting and negotiation, she continued to write, perform and publish poetry; most recently two of her poems were featured in Karen Rose's New York Times' bestselling novel, Count to Ten. A former Associate Editor for the Florida Bar's General Practice Journal, Miss Snarky Pants has written for numerous local and regional magazines over the years and recently completed her first novel, The Meanest of Them Sparkled. She is currently seeking literary representation.
        Miss Snarky Pants says:

        You’re welcome. Yes, I have to investigate why German was selected as the other option. I suspect the vote was close because some people wanted to distance themselves as much as possible from Great Britain. I suppose murdering the language with our awful American accent was sufficient to separate us from the British. I know I’d rather listen to a Brit talk all day long! Sigh.

      2. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        Yeah. I love movies where Tom Hardy isn’t an American. 🙂 Love the British accent!

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