Have you seen the Absolute Vodka ad that is angering folks North of the border?

@ladyluna (7004)
United States
April 5, 2008 8:50am CST
Hello All, Absolut Vodka has infuriated a great many Americans! Absolut's new ad campaign features a map of the USA/Mexico depicting Mexico's ownership of the Southwest territories --including Texas, NM, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, and parts of Oregon. Specifically, the ad states: "In An Absolut World" plastered over the picture of this incendiary map. I've attached a picture of the ad for your review. This ad has prompted a wide-spread call for a USA boycott of Absolut Vodka. What's gotten so many riled up is that this ad allegedly feeds into the radical claims of La Raza, Aztlan, and the Brown Berets, that the USA stole this land from Mexico. And, that it corroborates a Finnish company's support of their intention to take it back, by whatever means necessary. It seems that they all discount the "Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo", and the "Gadsden Purchase" where the USA legally purchased these lands from the Mexican Government. Here is a link to a news story about the Absolut ad: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=60768 La Raza, Aztlan, and the Brown Berets are all radical, splinter groups. Where links have been drawn between these three and MI13, the violent militant group who have spread their savagery within USA street gangs. MI13, is considered the "Most dangerous gang in the USA". You can read about them here: http://illegaleconomy.com/gangs/mara_salvatrucha_gang_in_san_salvador.php http://forum.grasscity.com/general/140618-mara-salvatrucha-ms-13-most-dangerous-gang-america.html The Aztlan Movement is dedicated and dangerous! Here is a link to a website called "The Independent Voice of Aztlan". Today's issue features such targeted drivel as: "Trouble in Gringoland" "Fidel Castro says USA should return Aztlan back to Mexico" "Racist Anti-Mexican Border Patrol Video Game" What's worse is that our taxpayer dollars are funding groups like La Raza. "[i]But the National Council of La Raza succeeded in raking in over $15.2 million in federal grants last year alone, of which $7.9 million was in U.S. Department of Education grants for Charter Schools, and undisclosed amounts were for get-out-the-vote efforts supporting La Raza political positions. The Council of La Raza succeeded in having itself added to congressional hearings by Republican House and Senate leaders. And an anonymous senator even gave the Council of La Raza an extra $4 million in earmarked taxpayer money, supposedly for "housing reform," while La Raza continues to lobby the Senate for virtual open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. [/i]" http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=13863 [b]So, my questions to you are: 1. What do you think about Absolut's hair-brained ad campaign? 2. Do you think this ad will fuel the racist Hispano/Latino groups who are already advocating for a fully openned southern border, and the irrational return of approx. 1/4 of US soil to Mexico? 3. What do you think about your tax dollars being used to expand the La Raza political agenda? Thanks! I'm looking forward to hearing your perspectives on this issue. [/b]
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@peavey (16991)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I don't know why they would want to own our states. The way it is, they come here illegally, take advantage of our system and don't even pay the taxes it takes to keep it going. Who do they think is going to keep up the welfare system if the land belongs to them? They don't have the money (or the inclination?) to do that, or else they'd already be doing it in Mexico. It would be like killing the goose that lays the golden egg. But I agree - almost makes me wish I drank vodka so I could boycott it. This is going to cause more problems than ever.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Hello Peavey, You make some very sound points here. Thank you for sharing your perspective!
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