A Swiss performer has a disco hit about how great the USA is, back in 1978.
The narrator of the song sings about coming to America, traveling it, and finding great music from diverse people across the land. The common understanding, however, is that the USA is a “melting pot.”
“Melting pot” is a metaphorical concept suggesting that people from different cultures and places blend (are cooked?) into one new, united and harmonious whole.
A more alike population within a given country can make governing less challenging. It can be comforting for a country to have a relatively strong, single, national identity. Yet, the melting pot concept came to be criticized, with multiculturalism, at about the same time as this song was being played under the disco balls at Studio 54. That is, that a melting pot does not respect and encourage differences in people that should be protected, promoted and enhanced. That is, a melting pot is Americanization or assimilation, both frequently pejorative terms.
Were Juvet still wearing bell bottom pants today, he could sing about the similarly homogenizing impacts of globalization.