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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: Tribute to the United States Reply with quote

Tribute To The United States

This, from a Canadian newspaper, 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 the France was in danger of collapsing 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!

http://www.kerman94.com/America.HTM
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to imagine but that was written and broadcast in 1973!

-Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it was a CBC commentary too, geez Louise; what happene? Now that same station which broadcast this pro American speech has become a socialist cess pool of anti capitalism & anti Americanism.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what you're all saying is that was a pro-American, CBC, Trudeau-era thing...impossible... :?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac wrote:
Hard to imagine but that was written and broadcast in 1973!

-Mac


but this piece still sounds valid & fresh
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winston2004 wrote:
but this piece still sounds valid & fresh

Agreed! Do you suppose today's CBC will stand the test of time this well?

-Mac
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac wrote:
Winston2004 wrote:
but this piece still sounds valid & fresh

Agreed! Do you suppose today's CBC will stand the test of time this well?

-Mac


Of course not... Communists' broadcasting corporation is the bastion of anti-America, pro-terrorist individuals these days
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. That is really good. I have been watching a documentary on the battles that raged in the Pacific during WWII, and it is amazing that the USA won that war on both fronts. I am so amazed at people who don't realize how horrid their life would really be without our influence and 'interference' in other's battles.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

truth4freedom wrote:
Wow. That is really good. I have been watching a documentary on the battles that raged in the Pacific during WWII, and it is amazing that the USA won that war on both fronts. I am so amazed at people who don't realize how horrid their life would really be without our influence and 'interference' in other's battles.


exactly!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Tribute to the United States Reply with quote

I remember this broadcast well.
If you'd like to hear it, I've created a little animation titled 'The Americans'
that you might like.

http://www.piddingworth.com


Timely thoughts.
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