Beer That Made Class Warfare (and Illegal Immigration)
By Michael Carl
31 July 2007
“Look at the prices they got
in here. Eight dollars for a candy bar, eleven dollars
for a can of tuna? It’s prices like these that keep
people from living the high life.”
“Excuse me sir, where’s your beer section,” the chunky
Miller Beer delivery driver asks a clerk. The man and
his crew go on to the beer aisle and remove Miller Beer
from the refrigerator cabinets. As the delivery
truck wheels away, the man trails off, “You lost your
right to sell Miller Beer for what you did.”
Another spot features the same delivery crew arriving at
a posh restaurant. The delivery man begins, “Someone’s
about to lose their selling Miller High Life
“A hamburger for 11.50, are you for real? Step aside mon
amis.” The man on a mission continues to the
refrigerator and again removes the Miller Beer.
The Miller web site says, “Unfortunately, there are some
folks out there that are depriving people of the right
to live the high life…”
Advertising has always attempted to create a demand for
a product. The attempt to create demand requires the ad
moguls to equate our quality of life with the number of
things we own, the clothes we wear or the beverages we
drink. To be balanced, the Miller web site does talk
about their philosophy of producing a quality product at
a reasonable price. Most people want to find the best
item for the lowest price.
However, that’s not the point of these television spots.
What is the point? It’s class warfare.
The underlying message of the ads is that if a business
charges too much for their products or services, the
business is deliberately attempting to deprive someone
of their “right” to live the “high life.”
That point becomes clear when the commercials not too
subtly claim that some businesses use pricing to
discriminate and to segregate the rich from the poor.
The spots also try to establish as fact that we are only
equal when we are the same as everyone else.
While the Miller Brewing Company ads may not be the
first of their kind, they’re willfully adding fuel to
the class warfare fire. Does this mean that the Miller
Brewing Company is furthering a specific social agenda?
To find out if this is true, we need to look at two
pieces of information.
The Federal Election Commission’s contribution records
for the Miller Brewing Company PAC provides the first
piece of information.
The records show that there are a few generous
contributions to some moderate Republicans, some of whom
represent Wisconsin or who held influential committee
assignments or leadership positions. There was also a
contribution to Rhode Island’s infamous RINO Lincoln
Chafee. Miller PAC also gave money to Republicans Trent
Lott and Arizona Senator John McCain.
The amount of money given to the Democrats is less
important than to whom the money was given. Democratic
contribution recipients include the likes of New York’s
Charlie Rangel, Michigan’s John Dingell, Wisconsin’s
David Obey, Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin, California’s Joe
Baca, Hawaii’s Neil Abercrombie, Arizona’s Ed Pastor,
North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad, Colorado Senator Ken
Salazar, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, and Leahy’s
Green Mountain PAC, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
and Montana’s Max Baucus. Interestingly, Miller donated
to Senator Barack Hussein Obama’s 2004 election
You may be saying, “What’s the big deal? The company
supported both Republicans and Democrats.” So what is
the common thread behind Miller PAC’s giving?
Another important detail in Miller’s emerging political
philosophy was reported by the Chicago Tribune in
September, 2006. The Milwaukee company spent 30-thousand
dollars to plan, promote and support Chicago’s massive
pro-amnesty, pro-illegal immigration demonstration.
Miller Brewing apparently supports open borders as well.
The ad campaign and Miller PAC’s activities make sense
when we know that Republicans and Democrats alike, the
elected officials listed who benefited from Miller PAC’s
generosity are all either soft on immigration or openly
pro-open borders, pro-amnesty. Montana’s Max Baucus
supported amnesty and open borders until an avalanche of
emails and phone calls persuaded him to change his mind.
Does Miller Brewing Company now believe the “high life”
includes entering the country illegally and taking away
jobs from Americans? Or, does Miller Brewing believe
that illegal immigration fits their new class warfare
philosophy? If the company is promoting class warfare as
a political philosophy, one way to further class
animosity is to support and expand a permanent under
A good product at a reasonable price: That’s the “high
life.” Supporting politicians who promote class warfare
through open borders and a further erosion of America’s
identity comes straight from Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
With these details in mind, it should be obvious that
Miller wants to be the beer that makes class warfare and
illegal immigration famous.
Michael Carl is a pastor, president
of The Greenwood Institute, is a published columnist and
lives with his family in Massachusetts.