The Americans: Always There

I've always shared this perspective about the United States and never could quite understand the vile and parochial streak of anti-Americanism that surfaces from time to time here. It's absurd and ignorant and only points straight to our own insecurities. Taking an anti-American stance doesn't prop up Canadian pride. It represses and demeans it. I can't see how anyone could see it otherwise.

I remember hearing this on Montreal radio back in the 1980s when Gord Sinclair was working at CJAD radio:

Now, in fairness. I'd like to think, of all nations, Canada would step in and offer a hand as we did on 9/11 and even during Katrina.

Nonetheless, Sinclair's point stands. The United States has done much of the heavy lifting in the world.

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