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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/25/2001 8:55:25 AM EDT
> A lot of other countries are mocking our"Election" > (including us Americans) and the jokes are funny but > think about the following: > This, from a CANADIAN newspaper, IT IS WORTH SHARING! > > 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 speakup 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?
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 8:56:08 AM EDT
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." > "Stand proud, America!" > > This is one of the best editorials that I have ever > read regarding the United States. It is nice that one > man realizes it. I only wish that the rest of the > world would realize it. We are always blamed for > everything, and never even get a thank you for the > things we do. I would hope that each of you would send > this to as many people as you can and emphasize that > they should send it to as many of their friends until > this letter is sent to every person on the web. I am > just a single American that has read this and want > others to think and be proud. >
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 9:10:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2001 9:08:46 AM EDT by AR_Rifle]
He is not the only one....Millions of us refugees here in America do think that way. Thank you. Edited because I forgot to say Thank You.
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 9:22:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARMALITE FAN: When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke.
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Whoever wrote this is obviously totally unfamiliar with the US rail industry or missed the last 25 years of history. Can you say CONRAIL?
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 9:28:58 AM EDT
DAMN straight!!!!!! [heavy]
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 10:04:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By ARMALITE FAN: When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke.
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Whoever wrote this is obviously totally unfamiliar with the US rail industry or missed the last 25 years of history. Can you say CONRAIL?
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In Animal house when Bluto said "Did we quit when the Germans attacked Pearl Harbor" He was on a roll.
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 12:11:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARMALITE FAN: In Animal house when Bluto said "Did we quit when the Germans attacked Pearl Harbor" He was on a roll.
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So if Bluto were to write a dissertation on the world's generally unappreciative attitude towards the United States, how seriously would you take it? [:)]
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 12:18:24 PM EDT
I give up.
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 12:36:03 PM EDT
Like someone pointed out, this is way out of date. Gordon Sinclair died in 1984. Anybody who wants to learn a little more about this often rehashed complimentary tirade should go to [url]http://www.rcc.ryerson.ca/schools/rta/ccf/personal/hof/sincla_g.html[/url] Note that the original broadcast was June, 1973. He was probably senile by then. [xx(] BattleRife
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 12:55:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BattleRife: Like someone pointed out, this is way out of date. Gordon Sinclair died in 1984. Anybody who wants to learn a little more about this often rehashed complimentary tirade should go to [url]http://www.rcc.ryerson.ca/schools/rta/ccf/personal/hof/sincla_g.html[/url] Note that the original broadcast was June, 1973. He was probably senile by then. [xx(] BattleRife
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Well, that certainly puts things in a new perspective. I was kind of even wondering about the repeated "man on the moon" examples, but that was still pretty big news back then. Interesting how something written nearly three decades ago, probably in reponse to world criticisms about the US involvement in Vietnam, still seems applicable today. Perhaps the more some things change, the more they really do stay the same.
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 2:28:24 PM EDT
Some people have to pick apart everything and find the bad.
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 2:32:29 PM EDT
As a reenactor, I go to War of 1812 reenactments in Ontario (Ft George, Ft Erie, etc.) quite a bit. The Canadians I meet either really like America, or they just about despise it, esp. over the gun issue. Not much middle ground.
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 2:32:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARMALITE FAN: Some people have to pick apart everything and find the bad.
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Exactly! It happens on every thread here, even the most positive and cheerful ones get taken apart.
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 10:09:46 PM EDT
Most of the British youth of today love us American "real men". We can take a punch, leave a punch. Yee haw!....the women want us, and the men want to be us!..Trust me. In my international business experience, our manlyness is often favored over "more delicate" male cultures. So if the ladies are kicking us around here, cross the ocean an dig the accents!!
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