~~February 4, 2014~~
E pluribus unum — Latin for “Out of many, one” (alternatively translated as “One out of many” or “One from many“) — is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cœptis (Latin for “He approves (has approved) of the undertaking”) and Novus ordo seclorum, (Latin for “New Order of the Ages”) and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.
Never codified by law, E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H. J. Resolution 396), adopting “In God We Trust” as the official motto.
E Pluribus Unum included in the Great Seal of the United States, being one of the nation’s mottos at the time of the seal’s creation.
The motto was suggested in 1776 by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere to the committee responsible for developing the seal. At the time of the American Revolution, the exact phrase appeared prominently on the title page of every issue of a popular periodical, The Gentleman’s Magazine, which collected articles from many sources into one “magazine”. This in turn can be traced back to the London-based Huguenot Peter Anthony Motteux, who used the adage for his The Gentleman’s Journal, or the Monthly Miscellany (1692-1694).
The phrase is similar to a Latin translation of a variation of Heraclitus‘s 10th fragment, “The one is made up of all things, and all things issue from the one.” A variant of the phrase was used in Moretum, a poem attributed to Virgil but with the actual author unknown. In the poem text, color est e pluribus unus describes the blending of colors into one. St Augustine used a variant of the phrase, ex pluribus unum, in his Confessions.
While Annuit cœptis and Novus ordo seclorum appear on the reverse side of the great seal, E pluribus unum appears on the obverse side of the seal (Designed by Charles Thomson), the image of which is used as the national emblem of the United States, and appears on official documents such as passports. It also appears on the seal of the President and in the seals of the Vice President of the United States, of the United States Congress, of the United States House of Representatives, of the United States Senate and on the seal of the United States Supreme Court.
Coca-Cola Critics Have Never Heard of ‘E Pluribus Unum’
By: Dean Obeidallah — The Daily Beast
West explained that he knew he was supposed to accept the “politically correct” idea to “foster multiculturalism” but he wasn’t having any of it. He then quoted approvingly a passage from Teddy Roosevelt who demanded that every immigrant “should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country” because “we have room for but one language here.”
***(Why don’t Americans who think that way realize that it is a good thing to speak more than one language? Seems to me this is having a defeatist attitude.)***
I get why these people are mad. In essence, the Coke commercial was the Ghost of Christmas Future providing them a glimpse of an America that features even more people speaking languages other than English, practicing other faiths than their own and celebrating cultures they don’t understand.
That scares the crap out of them.
This is why we see an increasingly shrill and desperate tone from some conservatives when fighting over social and cultural issues.
For Full Read/Article Source/Full Credit: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/04/coca-cola-critics-have-never-heard-of-e-pluribus-unum.html
~~WHY THE F*CKING FREAK OUT? IT’S ONLY A COMMERCIAL~~
Coca Cola Super Bowl 2014 Commercial “America The Beautiful”
Coca Cola super bowl commercial 2014 – Coca-Cola ‘America the Beautiful’ Big Game TV AD
Published on Feb 2, 2014