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InvisibleHarry_Ballsonia
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Registered: 04/25/01
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Loc: Florida
To those who Hate the United States
    #393134 - 09/13/01 08:51 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Ponder This

??TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES?

This, from a Canadian newspaper, no less, 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!

There are 2 things in life i enjoy....sex and ah?....well one thing i guess.............................


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OfflinePhyl
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Registered: 01/18/00
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Re: To those who Hate the United States [Re: Harry_Ballsonia]
    #393143 - 09/13/01 09:12 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I doubt if anyone here hates America.

America has done many good things for their allies. Nobody can deny that.
America has also made many mistakes which it refuses to admit to or rectify. Because of this many people have lost some of their respect for America, but this is not hate.

If anyone hates America it is because they are not allies, and America in general is very intollerant of these people and their beliefs.

Take care






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InvisibleHarry_Ballsonia
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Registered: 04/25/01
Posts: 45
Loc: Florida
Re: To those who Hate the United States [Re: Phyl]
    #393151 - 09/13/01 09:22 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Our allies have a funny way of showing it. Maybe hate is too strong a word maybe selfish is a better one. As for mistakes, america is not perfect but makes more of a contribution to the World than any other country, per capita or other.

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Offlinezetek
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Registered: 04/28/01
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Re: To those who Hate the United States [Re: Harry_Ballsonia]
    #393159 - 09/13/01 09:35 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I received that as an e-mail yesterday. If I may add the footnote:

FOOTNOTE - This was written 28 YEARS AGO!
Origin: On June 5 1973, Canadian radio commentator Gordon Sinclair decided
he'd had enough of the stream of criticism and negative press recently
directed at the United States of America by foreign journalists (primarily
over America's long military involvement in Vietnam, which had ended with
the signing of the Paris Peace Accords six months earlier). When he arrived
at radio station CFRB in Toronto that morning, he spent twenty minutes
dashing off a two-page editorial defending the USA against its carping
critics which he then delivered in a defiant, indignant tone during his
"Let's Be Personal" spot at 11:45 AM that day.
The unusualness of any foreign correspondent -- even one from a country with
such close ties to the USA as Canada -- delivering such a caustic commentary
about those who would dare to criticize the USA is best demonstrated by the
fact that even thirty years later, many Americans doubt that this piece
(which has been circulating on the Internet in the slightly-altered form
quoted above as something "recently" printed in a Toronto newspaper) is
real. It is real, and it received a great deal of attention in its day

Sinclair passed away in 1984, but he will long be remembered on both sides
of the U.S.-Canadian border -- both for his contributions to journalism, and
for his loudly proclaiming what no one else at the time would stand up and
say."


Edited by zetek on 09/13/01 08:37 AM.



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InvisibleHarry_Ballsonia
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Registered: 04/25/01
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Loc: Florida
Re: To those who Hate the United States [Re: zetek]
    #393173 - 09/13/01 10:04 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

YEP, received that on e-mail as well. However, it is still relavent. That can't be denied

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