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    Must Read This Article


    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
    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
    of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any other country
    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
    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
    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
    one of those."

    Stand proud, America!

    This is one of the best editorials that I have ever read regarding the
    States. It is nice that one man realizes it. I only wish that the rest of
    world would realize it. We are always blamed for everything and never even
    get a thank you for the things we do.

    I would hope that each of you would send this to as many people as you can
    and emphasize that they should send it to as many of their friends until
    letter is sent to every person on the web. I am just a single American that
    has read this.


    Chuck Kettler

    Charles L. Kettler
    President, Data Information & Decision Associates Inc.
    Voice (304) 536 3111 FAX (304) 536-3151 Cell (908) 759-3418
    HC 69 Box 1335
    White Sulphur Springs WV 24986

    I did not right this,it was sent to me in an E-mail and I thought that you would be interested in it.

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    shartley Guest


    How many times are people going to post that article?

    How many times has it been posted now?

    I would hate to cut off a finger each time it HAS been posted... typing would be awful difficult.

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    If a moderator feel it nessesary,please make this post "Stickey"

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    Join Date
    May 2001
    around Albany, NY
    Originally posted by shartley
    How many times are people going to post that article?

    How many times has it been posted now?

    I would hate to cut off a finger each time it HAS been posted... typing would be awful difficult.
    Ease up on him a hair. This has been a hard time for many people and he is proud of his country. Although, one should look at other posts before posting redundant information if plausible.
    Death smiles on us all. The only thing we can do is smile back.

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    shartley Guest


    I am eased.


    It was just my way of letting out a little pressure.. As you can see in the underlying wording, it was internalized.

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    ben_JD Guest

    Just a clarification as to origin

    This "article" is acually from a television broadcast of what was a popular television and radio Canadian journalist of the time, Gordon Sinclair. Of course, it was not written in response to this recent attack in America, but was penned in the summer of 1973 after America withdrew from the Vietnam peninsula.

    In fact, Gordon Sinclair died in 1984 after what was a very long and successful broadcast career.


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