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    Well not exactly this but to some extent. This was forwarded to me and it was stating some things that T me off if I get to thinking about them to much… LoL Here it is:

    > I was emailed this.



    > This, from a Canadian newspaper, 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 speak up for the

    > Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people


    > 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


    > 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


    > 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


    > else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don’t think there was outside


    > 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


    > 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

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