Canada is to our north, but if you look at the similarities between France
and Canada, France is on our northern border.
It is an amazing turn around in both reality and tradition. As a child,
most people are taught not to bite the hand that feeds you, and treat others
the way you yourself would like to be treated. We all were also taught that
people are the same everywhere and usually, when you do right by someone,
they owe you. Not necessarily in a literal way, but at least morally.
Then we come to countries in the world. It is getting old, but it
does need to be said. America did save the French from horrific defeats
in two world wars. America built France from the rubble it was after
World War II, into a relatively powerful European nation. In return,
France spits in America’s face any chance they get.
Then there is Canada. It is also, relatively speaking, a prosperous
nation. It is technologically advanced and morally bankrupt, just like
It is advanced, because America imports about 80% of what Canada exports
and we get to put hundreds of billions of American tax dollars into our military
every year to protect ourselves and Canada. That way, Canadians can
spend Canadian pennies for their own defense and spend the rest on whatever.
Whether Canadians want to believe it or not, if it wasn't for the United States,
Bangladesh would be giving Canada a run for their money.
Not to mention the fact that it will be costing American taxpayers a whole
lot more in years to come because Canada has no immigration policy.
Canada allows anyone into their country; America needs to protect our northern
border more than our southern.
It wasn’t bad enough that Canadian politicians spouted off anti-American
rhetoric by “accident” every now and then. Whether it was some Canadian
fool calling our president a name or damning all Americans in general, Canadian
politicians seemed to always speak their minds whenever they thought “the
microphones were off.”
But now, the gloves have got to come off. Those miserable Canadian
fools decided that a hockey game would be just the right venue to show America
what Canada thought of its benefactor. While the band played our national
anthem at the New York Islander vs. Montreal Canadians game on March 20, 2003,
at Bell Center, in Montreal, Canada, the sell out crowd of 21,273 booed.
They didn’t just boo a little; they booed for the length of the anthem.
Apparently, the Canadian crowd decided they didn’t approve of America defending
itself against tyrants, maybe they believed Saddam Hussein should stay in
power and America was morally wrong to use military force to oust a mass murdering
tyrant from power, or maybe they are just morally bankrupt.
Perhaps Canadian indignation over America’s desire to maintain its standing
in the world is simply cowardice. Canadians pride themselves in the
fact that they as Canadians have no enemies. Canadians will not ruffle
the feathers of anyone for fear of not being liked. Canadians cannot
even fathom being bombed, so if America was, it must have been America’s fault.
Canadians can afford to have a Sheryl Crow view of the world and simply appease
any and all vile nations and peoples because America is its mentor, and while
Canadians know this, they don’t, like all folks who have no worries, think
it will never end, no matter how badly they behave.
No doubt, most Americans have nothing but good feelings and warmth for our
“friends” to the north. Most Americans view being hated by many in the
world as a new phenomenon and mostly coming from third world nations, that
just don’t know any better, or France.
Now, we need to realize that the hate that is percolating in much of the
world for America’s downfall or at least lessening is also emanating from
our friends to the North.
at the stadium is not an isolated one. It is reflected in the speeches
given by Canadian politicians, and poll after poll taken in Canada.
What we are as Americans has not changed for the past century. We
are and have been liberators and friends to all who have asked in the world.
America is not a colonizer of other nations nor do we enslave anyone.
America promotes and, unlike the Left sees democratic values as a benefit
to all peoples of the world and not an “imposition.”
America needs to start reminding people of those facts and letting folks
know that criticism and sanctions can be a two way street.
is a freelance writer and member of the State Bar of California with an undergraduate
degree in Psychology and post-graduate study in behavioral and analytical
psychology. He resided for a number of years in the small town of Houlton,
Maine and is now a California attorney.
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