"This particular ad, which ran in Mexico, was based upon historical perspectives and was created with a Mexican sensibility," said a statement identified as being from Paula Eriksson, with V&S, Absolut's parent company. Image Credit: Un-Named Mexico City ad agency with approval from Sweeden’s Vin & Sprit, soon to be owned by French spirit maker Pernod Ricard SA
Abolish Absolut, From This World, Absolutely
The beauty in the insult of this ad campaign is that at least this Vodka company will not be the problem it used to be in ones pursuit of being an alcoholic!
Absolut Vodka should not only be boycotted, it should be banished from the Red, White, and Blue United States of America.
At MAXINE, we understand that this ad was really not an oversight. While the map might have been in Spanish … the headline copy of the ad was produced in ENGLISH ONLY. The speculation on why any ad agency would take this tact is because of the BUZZ and free advertising it would create.
Once we finally resolve to close our borders and enforce our laws, Absolut had better hope that the cockeyed thinking Mexicans that agree with the logic of Reconquista shown in the 1830’s era ATZLAN map switch to Vodka from Tequila once they are forced to go back across the border (due to the lack of opportunity) to the country they are citizens of – Mexico. You know, the country that lost California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and parts of Idaho & Washington State in a formal treaty that ended a war and, further, was actually paid 15 million dollars to release all claims.
As claimed by the spokesperson for Absolut, is an ENGLISH ONLY banner copy – was "This particular ad, which ran in Mexico, was based upon historical perspectives and was created with a Mexican sensibility." - Image Credit: Un-Named Mexico City ad agency with approval from Sweeden’s Vin & Sprit, soon to be owned by French spirit maker Pernod Ricard SA
This excerpted from World Net Daily -
Ad expanding Mexico 'hearkens to ideal time'
Absolut vodka promo puts California, Arizona beyond U.S. borders
Posted: April 04, 2008 - 8:49 pm Eastern - © 2008 WorldNetDaily
A vodka advertisement that put California, Arizona and several other southwestern states within the borders of Mexico "hearkens to a time which the population of Mexico may feel was more ideal," according to the sponsor.
WND reported earlier when a new ad for Absolut vodka reconfigured North America according to the aspirations of many Mexicans, who believe the U.S. Southwest was stolen and should be returned. Over a redrawn map of the U.S., the ad by the Swedish Absolut Spirits Co. declares, "In an Absolut World," noted columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin.
Major Hispanic civil rights groups in the U.S., such as the National Council of La Raza, are tied to movements advocating a "reconquista," or reconquest, of territory lost when Mexico signed the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo at the end of the Mexican-American War.
Malkin points out the Mexico City-based firm that created the ad, Teran, says its philosophy is advocating "disruption" as a "tool for change" and "agent of growth." The firm encourages "overturning assumptions and prejudices that get in the way of imagining new possibilities and visionary ideas that help create a larger share of the future."
The vodka company, however, has tried to explain:
"In no way was this meant to offend or disparage, nor does it advocate an altering of borders, nor does it lend support to any anti-American sentiment, nor does it reflect immigration issues," she wrote to a Missouri vodka fan who expressed his concern.
"Will your company be running like advertisements in Denmark and Germany illustrating Sweden as the property of those respective countries, as they were in the historical past?" the fan responded. "You know, in an 'Absolut World of Denmark,' or an "Absolut World of Germany' advertising campaign!
"Of course not," he continued, "because doing so would be an insult to all Swedes worldwide. Do you see the fact-based common sense in my argument now?
As WND reported in 2006, Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga., called on La Raza to renounce its support of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan – which sees "The Race" as part of an ethnic group that one day will reclaim Aztlan, the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs. In Chicano folklore, Aztlan includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas.
In 2002, a prominent Chicano activist and University of California at Riverside professor, Armando Navarro, told WND he believed secession is inevitable if demographic and social trends continue.
"A secessionist movement is not something that you can put away and say it is never going to happen in the United States," he [Navarro] contended. "Time and history change."
Please add these names to the list of non-consumable liquors produced by French spirit maker Pernod Ricard SA, Absolut’s parent company – Jamison Irish Whiskey (no wonder we, at MAXINE, liked Bushmill’s), Wild Turkey Bourbon, Chivas Regal (scotch whisky), The Glenlivet (single malt scotch whisky), Kahlua coffee liqueur, Tia Maria liqueur, Malibu coconut-flavored rum, Mumm champagne, Seagram’s gin, Ballentine’s scotch, Beefeater gin, Stolichnaya vodka (USA distribution arm), Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Maker’s Mark bourbon, Jacob’s Creek and Montana wines.
You know, if one were to take this insult and it’s reaction seriously … people in our country would all have become clearer thinkers, have respect for our own sovereignty, and we probably would have sealed up our borders long ago.
Time to GET SOBER ... PEOPLE!