Visa is a major sponsor of the Olympics. It's impossible to watch for more than a few minutes of the Winter Games without seeing one of their ads. I'm not sure my television is going to survive the experience.
That's because every time I see one of those revolting ads I want to throw something. They are an American company, and if they were supporting America, I'd be happy. But this "Go World" garbage makes my blood boil. By itself it really isn't that big a deal. (My daughter thinks I'm making too big a deal out it.) But it is indicative of a mindset that I think is very dangerous to the future.
If an American company had run such an ad fifty years ago, they would have been deluged with angry protests and their mail would have been filled with cut up credit cards. Back then, there wasn't any question about who to support at the Olympics. Back then we were clear about where we stood. Back then we cheered for other teams out of sportsmanship but cheered for ours to win out of patriotism.
Go U-S-A. And boycott Visa.