One of my all time favorite inspirational jingles is from Coco Cola I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.....it's been one of my secret motto's in life....it has been a song I sing or hum to myself when I see disagreements on the net. Or when someone has a problem with things they do not understand. To live in perfect harmony is such a strong message and so difficult for us to do. We seem to focus on differences rather than the likenesses. Yeah, it makes me sad but a girl can still dream and do what she can to make her world perfect.
I'm not a football fan and am happy for those that enjoy football. Of course secretly I was rooting for the Bronco's...my dad's favorite team. I only like the commercials and this year I waited to see them on the Internet. There was no way I could turn that game on when my dad's favorite team was playing, lately its been hard for me, just a little harder than usual.I miss my dad everyday.
Most people do not know my dad or the heroic things he has done. I just recently realized how blessed I have been in this life because of him. That coca cola commercial sure touched my heart because of the genuine love I have for people. Not just white people..I love all people regardless of where you came from, who you love and what you do. You see I am a Japanese American, my biological father who was in the U.S. Navy impregnated my Japanese mother and left her and took us with him..let the truth be told...the Japanese didn't want us because we were mixed and Americans were still too busy hating on the Japanese for bombing Pearl Harbor. Either way it was a disgrace.
I was born in 62. Man, I felt it in my youth,,do you know how many people didn't give me a chance because of my heritage? Do you realize how many people had to point it out I was a jap, chink or go back to your country when I was a United States Citizen since I was born...I just looked a little different and it hurt me growing up..but I grew strong. What a sad and uneducated country we live in and many countries love us when we visit. We don't even like our own.
My new dad was amazing and a U.S. Marine. He was also a Bronco's fan. My father taught us to appreciate everything in life and that would include people who are different from us. At a young age we were exposed to a variety of cultures and people. I loved that about my family. We learned early on..there is no color and we all bleed red.
When I see a U.S. flag, hear a patriotic song or see soldiers I just fall to pieces. I feel so fortunate I am a U.S. American part Japanese, Swiss, Irish and German. I love America and at times Americans are not so lovable and forget where their own heritage began...I sometimes get frightened that "Hitler" will appear or bad riots will break out because of "FREEDOM of SPEECH" when in truth its just hate speech, a lack of understanding and ignorance.. passed on from generation to generation.
I often wonder what causes that kind of rage...Are we becoming a bunch of Hitlers who was such a narcissist to think there was only one race and acted upon it? I found this commercial to be beautiful and folks want to #boycottcoke..think about this...most countries fight other countries...we fight our own...we hate our own...we taunt our own when they are not up to the standard of others. I bet other countries laugh at us.
The Coca Cola Bottling Company has created another piece for all of us to think about..Diversity is not gonna end because you don't like it...until we learn to get along with one another we will never have that super power status we once had. You want to boycott coke? Go ahead...I'll boycott hate..maybe if people started standing up to hate..love will win! Love is spoken in every language and every race! It's obvious we may not be able to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony instead we should start in our own backyards... and teach everyone how to get along in The United States! Coke you outdid yourself once again!
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