NANFA-- Re: a worthy news story

B.G. Granier (
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 16:38:51 -0500

Thank you!

I will forward this along!

----- Original Message ----- > > 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
> > 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 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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,
> > 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
> > 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
> > their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those." Stand
> > 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 realize it. We are always blamed for
> > everything,
> > and never even get a thank you for the things we do. I would hope that
> > each of you would send this to as many people as you can and emphasize
> > that they should send it to as many of their friends until this letter
> > is sent to every person on the web. I am just a single American/U.S.
> citizen
> > that has read this. I SURE HOPE THAT A LOT MORE READ IT SOON.
> >
> > God Bless
> >
> >

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