Budweiser beer is renaming itself “America” for the next six months, the company has announced. “We thought nothing was more iconic than Budweiser and nothing was more iconic than America,” a spokesman says. (This is factually accurate.)
Now, a lot of people are probably already complaining about this. “Budweiser is actually owned by a Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate,” they’re probably saying. “And the commodification of patriotism can be a practice that demeans our nation’s higher ideals.”
I have three responses to you, hypothetical interlocutor:
Upon hearing the news about the Bud/America switch, a friend of mine asked if there’s going to be an “America Light.” To which I say: There already is, friend. There already is.
Now let’s all throw back a cold one—for freedom.