While I thought it was one of the absolute best ads Sunday night, I was disappointed because it shouldn’t have been for Dodge. It should have been for farmers. Or immigrants. Or American workers. Or it should, at the very least, should have been less obviously for the Dodge Ram brand of trucks. But that’s the artist in me.
The other glaring issue I had was the fact that the images, while beautiful, were not wholly accurate. America’s farms today are often worked not just by American farmers, but, as we all know, by immigrants — undocumented and otherwise.
So, Brave New Foundation decided to tweak the Dodge “So God Made A Farmer” ad. It’s not perfect, but it gets the message across beautifully.
As America enters into an overdue debate about immigration reform, let’s remember who is working hard, along with small farmers, to put our food into their hands, who then put our food into trucks and trains before it actually becomes our food.
That part I like.
Here’s the updated version, thanks to Brave New Foundation:
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