New America vs. Old America at the Super Bowl

Leave aside the theatrics of gyrating prostitute-lookalikes during halftime. The real contrast in American culture was in the commercials. It pitted an ad featuring Paul Harvey talking about American farmers against a Coke ad featuring glorification of leftists tagging private property.

The contrast is stunning. In one, we hear about the greatness of Americans — the value of hard work and compassion, the value of commerce, of providing goods Americans need. In the other, we see the most superficial depiction of peaceful values — graffiti on presumably privately-owned property. The old school commercial demonstrates why America was great; the new school demonstrates why America may not be great for long.