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Thanks, Canada

I'm not big on spam.

Nor do I care to bother my readers with it.

But I think this is worth reading....

This is from a Canadian newspaper.P>

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


"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for


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


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


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

tell 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! Wear it proudly!!


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