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> > > > A tribute to the US - go America!
> > > >
> > > >       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 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 SOON.
> > > >
> > >
> > >

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