Budweiser's 60-second Super Bowl spot, “Born the Hard Way,” which depicts the arduous journey of Anheuser-Busch’s co-founder from Germany to St. Louis, was hailed as a powerful pro-immigration statement from the instant it hit the internet. The ad, which shows Adolphus Busch crossing the Atlantic in a storm-tossed ship, being taunted as he makes landfall in New Orleans, and boarding a steamship up the Mississippi, which promptly catches fire, eventually ending up in a bar with angry-faced men yelling “You’re not wanted here!” and “Go back home!”
Trouble is, didn't happen that way. But when did the facts mean anything to these people?
According to William Knoedelseder, the author of Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer, the ad was mostly propaganda and bordering on fanciful unicorn myth. Knoedelseder said in an interview with Slate Mag:
"Unless someone got a hold of some letters from his family, I don’t know where they get all that information. It’s not something that anyone that’s written about Anheuser-Busch has ever seen before."Adolphus Busch was not poor and struggling or an illegal immigrant. He came into the port of New Orleans, a legal point of entry, as a legal immigrant 1857. He was the son of a wealthy German wholesale business man of winery and brewery supplies. Busch received a quality education and graduated from the notable Collegiate Institute of Belgium in Brussels.
But what better way to propagandize the average beer drinking American football fan then a pro-immigration commercial during the most watched contest of the year?
Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I am not against legal immigration. I am a product of that process. My ancestors came from France, legally. It is to America's advantage to have the best scientist, engineers and doctors the world has to offer. But when those words "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” were put upon the Statue of Liberty, it was written in English, the common language of America, and a completely different world.
And what the left refuses to acknowledge is the people that those words spoke to came here with the knowledge that, unlike today, there was no free welfare, taxpayer money for food, or government subsidized housing. They did not come here to remake the country from which they came. Regardless of wealth or social standing, they were free to make their own way and become Americans. They were free to hang to their cultural beliefs, but not to impose them on other peoples. Until the rise of the far-left and their wealth globalist anti-capitalist enablers, things had worked out, far from prefect, but pretty well. But to the leftist scourge, the survival of all things America must die, even if they have to lie and propagandize to met those ends.
BTW - Anheuser-Busch is now owned by the Belgian brewing Company InBev. (a country struggling with their own massive immigration problems). But as someone who came of age living in Belgium, I can tell you the Belgians make the most tasty variety of beers in the world. And we are not including the weak, salty tasting horse piss we call Budweiser.
Thank You MJA for the Linkage