Jun 17, 2000
Subject: FW: Tribute to United States

>> 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 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 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 troubles. I hope Canada is not one
>> of those."
>> Stand proud, 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.
>> Maybe each of you can send this to at least one person
>> and they might send it to one of their friends until this letter
>> is sent to every person on the web.
>> I am just a single American that has read this,

Jeff Allen

Sep 23, 1999
As an American I don't help others just so I can receive a favor in return I do it because it's the right thing to do. If other countries want to turn there backs on us when in time of our need, at least I know I did the right thing.

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