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Some pretty interesting commentary from the Canadians...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Mr.Raven, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. Mr.Raven

    Mr.Raven Guest

    America: The Good Neighbor.



    Widespread but only partial news coverage was given

    recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from

    Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television

    commentator. What follows is the full text of his

    trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional

    Record:



    "This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the

    Americans as the most generous and possibly the least

    appreciated people on all the earth.



    Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and

    Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the

    Americans who poured in billions of dollars and

    forgave other billions in debts. None of these

    countries is today paying even the interest on its

    remaining debts to the United States.



    When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it

    was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward

    was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of

    Paris. I was there. I saw it.



    When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United

    States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59

    American communities were flattened by tornadoes.

    Nobody helped.



    The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped

    billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now

    newspapers in those countries are writing about the

    decadent, warmongering Americans.



    I'd like to see just one of those countries that is

    gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar

    build its own airplane. Does any other country in the

    world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the

    Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why

    don't they fly them? Why do all the International

    lines except Russia fly American Planes?



    Why does no other land on earth even consider putting

    a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese

    technocracy, and you get radios. You talk about German

    technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about

    American technocracy, and you find men on the moon -

    not once, but several times and safely home again.



    You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs

    right in the store window for everybody to look at.

    Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded.

    They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless

    they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American

    dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.



    When the railways of France, Germany and India were

    breaking down through age, it was the Americans who

    rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the

    New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an

    old caboose. Both are still broke.



    I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to

    the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me

    even one time when someone else raced to the Americans

    in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even

    during the San Francisco earthquake.



    Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one

    Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get

    kicked around. They will come out of this thing with

    their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled

    to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating

    over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one

    of those."
     
  2. to say the least that is true. o so very true
     
  3. beardo

    beardo Guest

    thanks canada!
     
  4. cracked ass

    cracked ass Guest

    Interesting. I think the main reason nobody helps us out is because we seem capable of taking care of our troubles ourselves (or we wouldn't be able to spare the $$ and people to help overseas).
     
  5. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 175
    hell yeah, pretty inspiring...

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    2 Can Sam
     
  6. brown twinkie

    brown twinkie Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 8,127 Likes Received: 0
    that puts an interesting spin on things...
     
  7. my sentiments exactly. we are big brother
     
  8. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    well, youre welcome. youre always welcome here.
     
  9. *see-phore*

    *see-phore* Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 7, 2001 Messages: 1,182 Likes Received: 0
    what about the damage done to all those other countries by the americans?you can take credit for the good things but all the bad shit wasnt youre fault right.
     
  10. it does put an interesting spin on things. not an iota of contempt, how bout that?
    im happy to see this neighbor to the north giving his absolute support.
     
  11. Lush

    Lush Member

    Joined: Oct 31, 2000 Messages: 703 Likes Received: 0
    I was thinking the same thing. The united states has one of if not the best economy in the world. Canada isn't too far behind, but still, you guys are pretty well off up there. We're donating blood for you
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    you are beautiful, just not on the inside
     
  12. why bother to allude i suppose. see phore you're one contemptful piece of shit i see.
     
  13. Tofu

    Tofu Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2000 Messages: 1,230 Likes Received: 0
    It's nice to hear something nice about the US for a change...
     
  14. asetONER

    asetONER Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2001 Messages: 326 Likes Received: 0
    thank you canada. you hate seeing america getting kicked around,try living here and listening to spoiled rich kids talking about "fuck america",when they dont realize that america is one of the few countries that would allow them to say something like that.
     
  15. bobobi11

    bobobi11 Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 15, 2000 Messages: 2,807 Likes Received: 0
    First of all thank you Canada, it is nice to hear someone else at least acknowledge the lack of balance.

    As for you see-phore, what kind of crap is this? Do you honestly believe that every other country in the world is innocent with no blood on their hands. Bullshit, there are many other countries doing crap just as bad if not worse than the US. They love the fact that we are the ones that get attention for it because it allows them to stay in the background and continue their crimes unheeded. I'm not saying that the good ol' US of A is perfect, but enough of the crap. If you don't like the US, get out. That simple.

    You don't leave however because there is nowhere else in the world that would support you and your anti-government beliefs.
     
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