From: Thor Bols (email@example.com)
Date: 09/13/01-01:55:43 PM Z
Whoa! I prefaced my note with "noble sentiments" out of respect for the
intention of the original poster of this tidbit, who I am sure had good
intentions. It was not meant to be an editorial comment.
Please keep these two points in mind:
1) these words of tribute were made almost thirty years ago.
2) they have been significantly altered from the original
>This is the first time I have replied to this list. I don't find this
>sentiment noble at all. As a British citizen I am offended by this
>suggested in this mail. It demonstrates a base xenophobia that tradegies
>such as this always inspire. Great Britain has been a loyal staunch ally to
>the USA in every conflict and crisis that the US has faced and to not
>recognize this fact is an insult to all british people. In reference to WW2
>do you honestly believe that US sacrifice was any greater or more noble
>that of GB. My sympathies and prayers are with all victims of this horror.
>God bless america and the rest of the free world were ever it may be found.
>>From: Thor Bols <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: Re: Editorial broadcast from Toronto
>>Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 01:25:28 +0700
>>Noble sentiments, indeed. But it might be useful to note that Mr.
>>made these statements in 1973.
>>>From: Nick Makris <email@example.com>
>>>To: Alt Photo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>Subject: Editorial broadcast from Toronto
>>>Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 11:10:35 -0700
>>>Received the following and just feel that it is worthy of review.
>>>Actually received it twice this morning.
>>>America: The Good Neighbor.
>>>Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a
>>>remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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?
>>>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
>>>moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios. You talk
>>>about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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
>>>the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even
>>>the San Francisco earthquake.
>>>Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned
>>>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
>>>the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is
>>>not one of those."
>>>Stand proud, America!
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