We Are Americans. And, We ARE the Best.

cadillac-adI’m in LOVE…. with CADILLAC (and the dude in the ad)!  As a car guy… well…  Cadillacs just have never been “my thing.”  But, I’d buy one JUST because of this ad that ran during the Olympics last night.  This ad speaks my language… an unabashed non-apology for who we are as AMERICA.

I’ve long been sickened by the American apologists who self-flagellate and prostrate themselves before world’s kangaroo court of opinion… presumptuously on OUR BEHALF.  That’s bullshit!  Commercial video after the jump…

Update:  It appears the politically-correct won the day, and the video has been scrubbed by Cadillac from the web.  I can’t find it anywhere now.  A shame.  (Scratch that… found a copy!  Though you’ll have to skip an ad to watch the ad.)  Just in case…  Here is the transcript from the ad:

Why do we work so hard? For what? For this? For stuff?

Other countries they work, they stroll home, they stop by the café, they take August off. Off.

Why aren’t you like that? Why aren’t we like that?

Because we’re crazy, driven, hard-working believers, that’s why.

Those other countries think we’re nuts. Whatever.

Were the Wright Brothers insane? Bill Gates? Les Paul? Ali?

Were we nuts when we pointed to the moon? That’s right, we went up there and you know what we got? Bored. So, we left. Got a car up there and left the keys in it and do you know why? ‘Cause we’re the only ones going back up there, that’s why.

But I digress. It’s pretty simple; You work hard, you create your own luck, and you got to believe anything is possible.

As for all the stuff, that’s the upside of only taking two weeks off in August. N’est-ce pas? [winks]

A hat tip to Cadillac for saying it like it IS!  We ARE #1.  Anyone can accomplish anything in America.  We are the most powerful, most prosperous, and most free country on the planet.  And, we should NEVER apologize for it.  If I piss anyone off for saying it, so be it.  If you can do better, bring it on.

Recently, a certain political faction here in the U.S. has argued that “work is bad.”  They’ve tried to spin the idea that job loss is a “good thing!”  This way, those people are not victims of “job lock.”  JOB LOCK!  One senator suggested that the unemployed will now be able to stay home and cook dinner.  Who’s paying for the food?  I wish I was making this shit up.  Instead of working for a living, people can VOTE for a living.

Way to go, Cadillac!  American Exceptionalism is a GOOD THING!  And, I dare say that is the BEST commercial I’ve ever seen.  Love the “n’est-ce pas” jab at the end

An American’s Creed – By Dean Alfange

I do not choose to be a common man
It is my right to be uncommon…
If I can. I seek opportunity… Not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen,
Humbled and dulled by having the state to dream and build, to
Fail and succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.
I prefer the challenges of life to the
Guaranteed existence; the thrill of
Fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a hand out. I will
Never cower before any master nor bend
to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect,
proud, and unafraid; to think and act for
myself; enjoy the benefits of my
creations; and to face the world boldly
and say, “This I have done with my own hand,
I am a man. I am an American.

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15 Responses to We Are Americans. And, We ARE the Best.

  1. michael nugent says:

    LOL….dang SEO spammer. Mike to delete in 3….2….1

    PS: Go America!!!

  2. Roy says:

    We are Americans. Things so many take for granted or are supposedly ashamed of are due to a work ethic unlike anywhere else in the world.

    This administration is now selling the message that WORK IS BAD so if your hours are cut…that’s a GOOD thing. Bullshit. When we don’t work as much we lose our sense of self and our understanding that we are given equality of opportunity, NOT equality of CONDITION.

    Cadillac apparently nailed this point in a commercial I’d not seen until Mike posted it.

    We are America. That’s not something to be ashamed of. It’s to be celebrated. Yes, we can help pull our neighbors and neighboring countries up by their bootstraps, but THEY can do it too with hard work and perseverance and the knowledge that success does NOT come overnight! Hard work pays off. Denial of this fact spells the death of our once great country.

    The democrats prey on getting people to vote based on emotions, rather than facts. That, alone, will make it very difficult to win back this country. ObamaCare not being NEARLY fully implemented is intentional. Were Americans en masse able to see NOW what’s coming down the pipe and what they either turn a blind eye towards or simply don’t understand this piece of legislation would already be dead.

  3. Barnslayer says:

    Yes it’s good to hear a little unabashed patriotism for a change. But… keep in mind Cadillac is part of GM. General Motors had no qualms regarding taking our tax dollars in the form of an obama bailout. My next new car will be a Ford.

    • The Dental Warrior says:

      I totally agree, Barnslayer, and give Ford big points for not taking the bailout. But, I still LOVE this ad by GM. I like the message. I like the swagger. I love the attitude. I wanted to stand up and salute.

  4. Roy says:

    If only the guy had gotten in the car with a tumbler of Early Times! Lol.

  5. Ken says:

    Once again Mike you are spot on. It is sad that we are forgetting who we are as a people and what made us a great nation. Truly the way to defeat us is from within and I fear that is exactly what is being done (attempted) at the present time by a certain faction. The United States is still a GREAT country!

  6. Hi Mike, I always enjoy your Dental Warrior commentaries and opening my eyes to a lot of great ideas. I love that commercial!! I am disgusted by the people who are apologetic about the USA.It seems to be a part of this political correctness bullshit that has weaved its way into our not speaking our minds. There’s a classic Charlie Daniels song called “God Bless America Again”.It’s worth a listen.Very patriotic and right on. I want to restore the USA to a proud nation with solid work ethics,not this bullshit entitlement crap. Not many have the sentiment I grew up with,Civic and National Pride and that’s how you conduct yourself. Let’s bring it back strong!! Alvaro

  7. My grand-father used to drive a Cadillac Broughm.
    And my father followed until he switched to Mercedes in the 70’s;
    and then to Honda’s in the 80’s.

    Cadillac was the big status car of its age.
    In Southern California, I hardly see a Cadillac anymore.
    Mostly I see imported luxury cars.

    I ride a bike.
    Times change, n’est ce pas?

    • The Dental Warrior says:

      Mais oui! 😉

      We see all types of cars in in south Florida from Bugattis to Ferraris to Aston Martins to Bentleys to Maseratis, every German and Japanese luxury line, and plenty of Cadillacs, too. The Cadillac “V” series (as in CTS-V) are pretty hot performing cars.

  8. Derek says:

    Hi Mike. As a Canadian I must say that we love having you as our neighbours. Sometimes you are loud and a bit brash but you are also generous, friendly and hardworking. Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished. The world needs more countries that are willing to stand for their values of freedom, equality, and truthfulness.

    • The Dental Warrior says:

      Thanks, Derek! I love Canada and Canadians. Of course, I’m a bit biased since I’m “half-Canadian.” My mother was from St. John, New Brunswick. 🙂

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