There's no limit to how corporations will sell us out or pander to the basest instincts of foreigners in the passionate pursuit of profit.
Via the Western Voices World News website, I found out about a campaign by the manufacturers of Absolut Vodka to market and sell their product in Mexico. However, look at their sales pitch:
The above ad appears on billboards and at least one magazine. It features a map of the western U.S. and Mexico with nearly the entire west coast appearing as a part of Mexico. This ad appears in Quien Magazine, which is owned by Time Warner and also appears on billboards in Mexico. Quien claims a "total audience" of 513,000 readers in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
The map covers what used to be Mexico's claimed borders before our 1846 war with them from which the U.S. took possession of California, Texas, New Mexico, etc. But, the ad shows those states as part of Mexico with the "Estados Unidos De America" situated to the north and east of the "Absolut World" Mexico.
In a day when immigration issues are incendiary between our two countries, Time Warner accepting ads that stirs Mexico's sentiments to "take back" parts of the U.S. (as the term Reconquista means) as their own territory is quite extraordinary.
Michelle Malkin has a page on this, so does Hot Air, Snappedshot.com and Gateway Pundit and Dr. David Duke, among others. WorldNetDaily has also picked up the story.
If you'd like to voice your concern to the importer of the alcohol, Newsbusters.org recommends you try V&S Group. They can be reached at the follow email addresses:
- Claes Åkesson, VP Corporate Responsibility - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sofia Leffler Moberg, Manager Corporate Responsibility - email@example.com
- Jacob Broberg, Senior Vice President V&S Corporate Affairs & Communications - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bengt Barron, CEO - email@example.com
Contact information for Absolut:
Director of Public Relations and Events
The Absolut Spirits Company, Inc.
1370 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019 USA
Phone, direct: +1 212 641 87 20
Commentary: Those of us who are Latter-day Saints should now even better understand why Joseph Smith wrote Section 89 of the Doctrine & Covenants. While the Church markets it primarily as a health code, Joseph Smith foresaw an additional consequence, described in verse 4:
4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation...
The highlighted portion says it all. The alcohol industry has employed every imaginable strategem to make alcohol appear desirable, showing "perfect" people in idealized situations. Now they're even stooping to jeopardizing our sovereignty in the quest to sell their product to millions of Mexicans, many of who have been taught in their schools that the United States "stole" the Southwest from their country.
It may not be treason by intent, but it most certainly is treason by extent.