OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOps....now that crap hasn't changed in ten years.... I could almost recite verbatim the topics brought up, rerun, spun through grinder and spit out....some in humor, some in anger, and some just because there's a brawl goin on ...
Rarely on this topic is one fact brought up which bores everyone to tears and often I put it up to speak once again something I happen to believe in - which has never deviated from the first time I read a Canadian's opinion of the USA....Of course the two nations are different, they had different births, different affiliations and origins, different modes of life and commerce and relationships throughout the global community....and yet the twin pathways have remained in tandem regardless of what we feel personally.
Anyway... the thought goes something like this:
Were either nation - Canada or the U.S. hit with warfare, missile, bomb, invasion, or other warlike activity, the nation joined at the 49th would be on it like flies on you know what....
It is something I have always believed regardless of internet scrapping because as I say so many times, other nations would give their lives to have friends at the common border such as we two nations have.
We think alike, we do alike, we get into trouble alike, we drink alike, we love alike, we take on responsibilities alike, we help other nations alike, we grow good kids alike, and our doors are always open alike.... may it always be thus.
It's also healthy to disagree and diverge - keeps us on our paths and copycats are only smart if they let the other side try it first to see if it works!!!