John Cena delivered this powerful message today via the Ad Council as Americans celebrate the birth of the United States and what makes us great.
There are 319 million Americans. Fifty-one percent are female. So, first off, the average American is a woman, Pretty cool, huh? Is that what you pictured?
And what makes us "great" is not pride of country, but love of country - and there's a distinct difference.
Delivering a body slam to the bigots in America who look to dividing us as a way of expressing their pride, Cena points out that diversity is our core, is our strength.
From the text of the video:
Patriotism. It inspires passionate debate, and it's worn like a badge of honor for good reason: because it means love and devotion for ones country. Love.
But what really makes up this country of ours? What is it we love? It's the people.
Almost half the country belongs to minority groups: People who are lesbian, African-American, and bi- and trans-gender, and Native American, and proud of it.
After all, what's more American than freedom to celebrate the things that make us us? This year, patriotism shouldn't just be about pride of country. It should be about love -- love beyond age, disability, sexuality, race, religion, and any other labels.
Because the second any of us judge people based on those labels, we're not really being patriotic, are we?
Because love has no labels.
Kids, this is what patriotism really means. It's diversity, not division, that makes us strong.
There are some presidential candidates (Donald Trump, I'm looking at you) that could benefit a LOT from this.
Listen and learn. This is America.