Why Reader Dislikes The U.S.

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    Chaz

    I mentioned once that I quit a job because I refused to accept a posting to the U.S.

    I guess my extreme dislike of the country to our south started when my father made fun of the Yanks based on his experiences during Second World War. It was further amplified when my American uncles built bomb shelters in their back yards and told my dad that he was crazy for not doing likewise. Having the U.S. in love with Batista didn’t add to my love. Add The Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Iraq, Guantanamo, enhanced interrogations, propping up dictators as long as they served American’s economic interests … these all added to my extreme dislike.

    I softened my feelings now and again. I could say I did move from extreme dislike to dislike when they did something right but the wrongs still outweigh the rights. I again changed back to a total who-needs-you when I could no longer stroll across the bridge in Niagara Falls without a frigging passport. That was the last straw for me.

    Or, I thought that was the last straw.

    I will not live long enough to move from intensely extreme dislike. They have been exposed for who they are and for who they always were and shall forever be and there is no denying it. Power mad, greedy, gun happy, oafish and sad. I guess it’s too bad that the British didn’t finish them off in 1812.

    So now let’s hear from the other side. Probably a lot of Ford nation people in that camp.

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    sisco farraro

    Chaz. Someone once commented that Americans want to be your friend the moment they meet you and while Canadians enter into a friendship more slowly they generally run deeper. I have lots of American friends who I get along with very well until they get hung up on their patriotism bug that I just don’t understand.

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    Chaz

    Has a Canadian ever crossed the border in January and wondered why there was still snow on the ground in Montana or Vermont or Ohio? As a kid I worked at a restaurant north of Windsor and I was asked, on more than one occasion, in June or July: “Where’s the closest skiing ?” This from tourists driving cars with ski racks and skis.

     

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    Chaz

    sisco,
    It isn’t the patriotism that bothers me, although I do find it often too extreme – It’s their general lack of knowledge and interest about anything that isn’t about the U.S.A..

    Just for the heck of it I went to the Star and found 8 articles that were not about Canada. The Miami Herald had 2 that were international.
    skoal,
    Chaz

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