All Americans think that the US is the absolute best, no need to change a thing.
All Americans are oblivious about the rest of the world.
All Americans are warmongers.
All Americans are rednecks.
All Americans think Canadians live in igloos and use dog teams.
All Americans are brainwashed by the gov't.
All Americans absorb MSM, without question.
All Americans think their shyte don't stink....
And so on.
Did I miss any?
Here, nibble on this a while...
What an embarrassment these truly wonderful Canadians were.
It doesn't matter where you go, you'll find good and bad. Focusing solely on the bad to further or justify your prejudice, makes you equally as ignorant.
And before you threw my opinion of Islam back at me, try thinking that out fully first. I have an issue with Islam, not Muslims. Like I have an issue with Catholicism, not Christians. Again, there are good people who live by the tenets of these religions, that think terrorism and abuse of children are abhorrent. I recognize that. Do you rabid anti American folk understand the differences here?
Let's look at a myth Canadians swallow hook, line and sinker without so much as a second thought or cursory knowledge of some facts...
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The Arrow That Doesn't Fly...
The CBC's mini-series about the interceptor that wasn't is good to look at but ungrounded in facts By Michael Bliss
History it isn't. Billed as "Dramatic fiction inspired by real events, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's mini-series The Arrow, aired Jan 12 and 13, plays fast and loose with the facts. The upshot is a drama that never soars a s high as the ill-starred jet interceptor itself. For aviation buffs, engineers and romantic Canadian nationalists, Arrow can be hot stuff. Others may not feel the need for four hours of mythologising.
Reality is more like this: as the cold war developed in the 1940's and 1950's, Ottawa thought a job-rich domestic aircraft industry could be built on defence production. When A.V. Roe Co. Ltd (Avro), based near Toronto, managed to build a serviceable jet fighter, the CF-100., the government decided to fund development of an advanced supersonic interceptor, the CF-105 Arrow. At the behest of nationalist ministers, especially C.D. Howe, the Liberal government of Louis St. Laurent poured hundreds of millions into the project.
By 1957. the Arrow was behind schedule, costs had soared, no other countries had offered to buy the plan and Avro's president, Crawford Gordon, was sinking into alcoholic irresponsibility. The new Conservative government of John Diefenbaker warned Avro...
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A Review of American Myths: What Canadians think they know about the United StatesQuote has been trimmed
Edited By Rudyard Griffiths
Key Porter Books
When the September 11th terrorist attacks happened, many in this country were astonished at how quickly it took for many Canadians to reveal they secretly believed America had it coming. In fact, it seems anti-Americanism is our civic religion that we can barely conceal any longer. For instance, when it was revealed last election that BC Green Party candidate, Kevin Potvin, had written a column confessing that he cheered as the Twin Towers collapsed, many ran to his defence. Potvin was eventually denied the Green candidacy, but this episode revealed how close to the surface these feelings are. Anti-Americanism has become our last acceptable form of bigotry and xenophobia.
Potvin’s sentiments stemmed from an all-too-familiar view of American foreign policy. The narrative goes that Americans are vicious war mongers who interfere in too many foreign wars and that the attacks were just retribution. The problem is that no one questions if this interpretation is accurate. Of course, most stereotypes contain some grain of truth. Americans have participated in many wars, but so have Canadians and many other nations. Moreover, it is a fact of history that no other country has given so much blood and treasure to assist other countries in their time of need than the United...
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