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This, from a Canadian newspaper, no less, 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


"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,


Shelly Moore

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