Alyssa here with one of my once-in-a-while soap box blogs. I saw this "commercial" on YouTube the other day and have been chewing it over for a bit. Time to speak up about it.

Watch the commercial. This blog's purpose is not shoot down anything Coca-Cola has/is/or will be doing or done because this commercial was not made by Coca-Cola. This commercial was made by somebody who is clever on a computer and has a rant to share....kinda like me.

The reason I know this is somebody trying to be clever and make a point that the majority of the people who watch this commercial won't get is right below the title. The username of the fellow who posted this video's name is 'John Pemberton'. Ever heard of it before? Allow me to brush you up on your Coca-Cola history.

May 8th 1886 is the birth date of the concoction 'Coca-Cola'. It was a syrup that was joined with carbonated water to make the drink we know today. The name of the man who invented this syrup and begin Coca-Cola all those years ago, a man who passed away just 2 years later, was none other than John Pemberton.

I won't go into a conspiracy theory, that's not the point that I want to make. The point I'd like to make is that I believe whoever posted this video is correct, but sadly, I also believe that even if this video ever aired 1 or even 1,000 times, it would not make much of a difference. Americans will do as they please, it's our freedom to do so. If we want to poison ourselves with artificial sweeteners and sugars that cause degenerative diseases then we will.

But here's some food for thought: If our government can mandate vaccinations for our own good, or ban illegal substances for our own good, and make all kinds of other decisions in the name of our safety, then why is it that they won't ban soft drinks that help people slowly drink themselves to death? Why is it that they won't ban tobacco products that LITERALLY poison it's users? Why is it that they won't ban alcohol, a beverage that kills more people than every other illegal drug combined?

Because of money and because we conveniently have the right to do what we please. I find it ironic that they want to take our freedoms away when it suits their agenda, but let us have all the freedoms in the world to continue to keep their big businesses running, even at the cost of OUR LIVES.

So here's my call to action: THINK FOR YOURSELF!

Know the facts about the products you consume and if at the end of the day you know and still want to consume it anyways, well, I guess you have the right to, don't you?