RE: Canadian article about the USA...
- Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Canadian article about the USA...
- From: "Linda Goh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 10:56:29 -0600
- Importance: Normal
so glad you shared this. Yesterday a.m. on the radio they were
reading it out and I was interrupted by a phone call, so didn't get to hear the
complete version. I went to search on the web for it last
Apparently this was written June 5, 1973, by a well-known Canadian
journalist, Gordon Sinclair. It is titled "The Americans".
link below gives a biography of Mr. Sinclair:
link relates the story of the wrting of this piece and the public reaction
This link has the
original transcript which differs slightly. As well you can listen to the
I found this very moving and until yesterday was
unaware of it. I'm sure Mr. Sinclair is looking down on us and smiling;
his work to this day is still being appreciated.
To all the Americans out there, my sincere condolences
on your loss of lives and loves. You should know that all
Canadians feel deeply for the affront to the sensibility of our
enlightened neighbour and friend. How does one deal with a backward,
barbaric, intolerant idealism which is embraced by a crazy few? Well,
I know your nation will no doubt figure that out, and we'll be there for
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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