There are two things that mean “American” everywhere in the world and require no translation: Hollywood and Coca-Cola.
While Hollywood has long nursed its anti-American pro-Communist bias, those nice folks in Georgia have always pushed their sweet brown fizzy liquid in a nonpolitical way. Their only remotely political doctrine has been the slogan “Ice Cold.”
American exceptionalism has always been part of Coca-Cola’s identity, and it reached its zenith in the late 1980s under Claus Halle, president of Coca-Cola International.
Unfortunately, this week the current CEO of Coca-Cola, James Quincey, a British-born engineer-turned-consultant-turned-Coca-Cola executive, unilaterally decided to take the iconic American company blindly and headlong into the cancel culture fray.