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That gave me chills !! (archive)

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Posted by Useless Message Poster on September 13, 2001 at 14:12:52:

In Reply to: This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing. posted by m3equiped on September 13, 2001 at 14:04:04:


Sorry for the format it was copied from an email sent by a coworker
> > >
> > > 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."
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > I SURE HOPE THAT A LOT MORE READ IT, SO SEND IT ON





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