TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES: AMERICA, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR
This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing:
Widespread news coverage was given some time ago 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 the economy of 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 technology, and you get radios. You talk about German technology, and you get automobiles. You talk about American technology, 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 darned 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!
I would like to thank readers Bill and Karen Dement and Michele Ashurst for forwarding this excellent editorial to me. Im glad that this one man realizes the great contributions our nation has made to others, and the lack of even simple gratitude in return. I think the whole world needs to see this, and I hope you will forward it to everyone you know in other countries, and they will forward it until everyone on the web has read it.
But do you know who need to read it the most? The children of America. Please read this to your children and grandchildren. They dont have the historical perspective of older citizens. The history they are being taught by often-liberal teachers is poisoning their minds to the point that many young people are not Proud to be Americans. They are ashamed!
Heres one quick example of the lies that our kids are being force-fed. A high school history text being used all over the country makes not one mention on Pearl Harbor in its discussion of World War II. How can you discuss our involvement in the War without mentioning the one event that forced us into it? The book does, however, go on at length about how terrible the U.S. was to end the War by dropping the atom bomb on two Japanese cities. No mention is made of the fact that dropping the bombs saved millions of lives that would have been lost had the war continued.