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    The Americans!

    This is the legendary speech by Gordon Sinclair. It is one of the "Legends of the Internet" now. With the bashing we take every day from all over the world, I thought it prudent to remind everyone...just who we are.

    Americans: The Good Neighbors

    "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 the franc 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 10? 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."

    Stand proud, Americans!

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    Re: The Americans!

    Well, Thank Mr Sinclair for us.
    However, I have, on several occasions, seen people from other countries come to our aid, at least in the last couple or three decades. Since he wrote that, we (America) have changed a lot.
    When he wrote that, we were just then walking away from Vietnam after nearly ten years of throwing our weight around over there. Since then, we have suffered a number of tragedies, and people from all over the world have offered help to get through them.

    Now they are all waiting to see if we are going to self-destruct, or pull our collective head from our ...
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    On wendys arrival to our fair country and dropping into mum and dads, my father greeted her with .."Fran! The 'septic tank's ere! ....a term of endearment from the 2nd world war.

    Ive met individual Americans and found them to be like other individuals around the world.
    The American government though leaves me feeling cold.

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    Re: The Americans!

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    On wendys arrival to our fair country and dropping into mum and dads, my father greeted her with .."Fran! The 'septic tank's ere! ....a term of endearment from the 2nd world war.

    Ive met individual Americans and found them to be like other individuals around the world.
    The American government though leaves me feeling cold.
    Is there a government that doesn't leave you cold.

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    Re: The Americans!

    Quote Originally Posted by YZGI View Post
    Is there a government that doesn't leave you cold.
    The current American government ?

    It wants to make me glow....................radioactively.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: The Americans!

    yeah OK.
    That's all lovely but... would they protect Canada if N. Korea started volleying missiles over us....
    Seems the Americans are not so sure. (not sure my links will work darn it)

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/new...obeandmail.com

    U.S. Wouldn't Defend Canada From Missile Attack Under Current Policy: Norad Deputy Commander
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    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    yeah OK.
    That's all lovely but... would they protect Canada if N. Korea started volleying missiles over us....
    Seems the Americans are not so sure. (not sure my links will work darn it)

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/new...obeandmail.com

    U.S. Wouldn't Defend Canada From Missile Attack Under Current Policy: Norad Deputy Commander
    Nope, we will. Both Canada and Australia have to fight the wars of our allies......hence why when American generals decide on a war they send a few American soldiers and then drag our soldiers by the shirts tales around the world. Britain used to do it to us too.

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    Re: The Americans!

    Quote Originally Posted by YZGI View Post
    Is there a government that doesn't leave you cold.
    Good point. The phillipino government. Everyone is allowing thoses pricks all the rope they need.

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    lol YS...
    I am sure our dear sweet PM would hug anyone, anytime anywhere (barf) what a freak.
    How can anyone feel cold with him and his idiotic self. (barf again)
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