There are some products that irrefutably evoke America: baseballs, Barbie dolls, Levi jeans…those little American flags they sell at gas stations.
And, y’know, these products aren’t manufactured in America; but this need not make these products any less American. A distinction must be made between place of origin and symbolism. The products aforementioned project a representation that now lives aside from the product itself.
Christopher Columbus brought the tomato to Italy, and look what the Italians did with it. Thanks, Italians.
So, this article here tries to have a “gotcha” moment by saying these products aren’t made in America, so, ha ha. But the joke itself rings hollow.
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