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New York September 11th 2001

A Day of Tragedy

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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



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 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



I hope Canada is not one of those."


Stand proud, America!

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