hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Canadian article about the USA...

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Canadian article about the USA...
  • From: "R.J. Baynum" <cyberphoenix@qwestonline.com>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 19:45:46 -0500

This was interesting..


           [Camping] Canadian Editorial - America: The Good Neighbor
           Fri, 14 Sep 2001 18:19:14 -0500
           "M & J" <ruzich@mindspring.com>

This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing.

America: The Good Neighbor

Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a remarkable
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 the Americans as the most
generous and
possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.  Germany, Japan and, to a
extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans
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
This spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped.

The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into
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
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

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
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
ma and pa at home to spend here.

When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it
the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York
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

Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of
them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And
they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over
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
it. We are always blamed for everything, and never even get a thank you for the
we do.

I would hope that each of you would send this to as many people as you can and
that they should send it to as many of their friends until this letter is sent to
person on the web. I am just a single American that has read this.

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
Get your FREE credit report with a FREE CreditCheck
Monitoring Service trial


Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index