Skip to comments.O Canada! Why do you hate Amerika so?
Posted on 06/28/2005 8:06:39 AM PDT by veronica
Canada, to me, was always that mild-mannered nation to the north, full of friendlies who liked Americans and admired America.
I've been there several times and always felt welcomed.
The streets were scrubbed. The gardens were radiant. The people beamed.
Watching TV at a Toronto hotel bar, I recall seeing a local news broadcast where the street reporters wore matching polo shirts and carried tiny video cameras (which they pointed at themselves) as they rushed about the city delivering news on ribbon cuttings, check passings, dropped candy bar wrappers and such.
"This is paradise," I thought as I lit up a Cuban cigar, which, unlike Toronto, didn't live up to its hype.
But then came teenager Travis Biehn, the Canadian citizen living here in Bucks County.
Cops say Biehn spent the spring plotting to blow up his high school, Central Bucks East.
Since I wrote about Biehn, I've been dogged by a creepy e-mailer with a Canadian Yahoo! address bearing the enigmatic handle "email@example.com."
"When I consume, I now make a conscious effort to minimize my purchase of AmeriKan-made products. When my family travels in the winter, we go to Cuba instead of Florida; in summertime, it's Europe (which pleases my wife as she's European and you folks generally disgust her)."
"Today, on our way home from work, we were following an old couple from Texas. At every stop I yelled at them, "[Bleep]Bush!" ... a half dozen times at least.
"I yelled loud and, judging by their movements, they indeed heard me. (Every time I screamed, they turned to each other).
"When it came time for us to pass them, I gave them the finger and yelled into their open window, "[Bleep] You Iraqi Children Murderers!"
Here's one from last Thursday, commenting on terrorists killing American soldiers in Iraq: "I suppose you won't be surprised when I tell you that I'm overjoyed every time an AmeriKan Invader is killed by the resistance."
Crackpot stuff, right?
Maybe not. I recall my experience with several Canadian journalists last summer in Boston at the Democratic National Convention.
One afternoon, Michael Moore, the lefty mockumentary director, and Howard Dean, a former Democratic presidential candidate, were on a double bill to speak at a hotel outside of town.
The first five or so rows in the hotel ballroom were media.
Reporters all around me applauded both men. In fact, when Moore finished, some media members joined the ovation.
On the way out, I struck up a conversation with three enthusiastic media applauders. They told me they were covering the event for several Canadian news outfits.
I asked why they applauded. One told me she hated Bush. Another said Americans are warmongers and "jingoistic."
How widespread is this attitude in Canada?
Last year, a survey of Canadian teenagers found 40 percent see America as a force of "evil" in the world. More than 60 percent of French-Canadian teens said the same. (French. It figures.)
I don't know if my e-mailer is French-Canadian. When I asked him to reveal his name, he wouldn't. This is because he owns his own business and many of his accounts are in the United States, he said.
I guess if his clients knew he adores the island paradise of Cuba, shouts obscenities at old folks from Texas and cheers the death of American kids in Iraq, he'd jeopardize all that evil AmeriKan cash he pockets.
" O Canada" is being replaced by Al Qanada..
" O Canada" is being replaced by Al Qanada..
In a word: "Envy"
I dated a Canadian for 4 years.
(I lived on the Detroit/Windsor border)
They have a "little brother" complex they love our culture but love to hate us too. Its any easy position because they know that being our neighbor they don't have to worry about being invaded... by anybody. Their brother is the biggest kid on the block.
So its easy to be pacifist.
My guess is that antiamerikan2000 @yahoo.com.ca is one of those Bush haters who defected to Canada, but now can't let it go.
"one of those Bush haters who defected to Canada"
I would like to think all those loudmouth Bush haters defected to Canada, but I don't think any of them went anywhere - all talk, no action.
The fact that 80% of them live within 100 miles of our border is indicative of just how dependent they are on our economy. That dependence must engender a great deal of ill will and jealousy.
Canadians can wait up to 6 months just to get an MRI. People die waiting to find out what's wrong with them. A private company tried to reduce this wait time by setting up a chain of MRI clinics but was shut down by the state. Not good to compete with the government. What a mixed up country.
I would boycott Canada but they have nothing I want in the first place.
HE probably thinks he's really sly taking money out of Ameri "Kan" pockets on the low-down while really hating us so. I used to work with a guy like that. "I don't want citizenship. I just want to make my money, get my experience, and go home so I can continue to p!ss in the water you drink."
This was well over 10 years ago.
Aready doing that..
Obviously P**** Envy...
Generally speaking - for not All Canadians hate the U.S....
Canada's hate envy has been going on for years - even prior to 9/11 - it is only being understood now by American people who never gave it a thought before.
That is one of the problems as Canadians see it, the U.S. never gives Canada a thought. Why should we? I dunno.
It would seem Canada has had more attention in the more recent years over their tantrums to do with NAFTA, Iraq, Fox News, their open doors to terrorists, and all things anti-American. Yet NAFTA has built up many of their much needed industries - compare Oshawa with Detroit some time.
Look at a Kleenex Box. It is as if they feel they are doing us a favor by having any trade at all.
They make it known to far and wide they completely ignore the U.S. for vacations unless necessary trips for business and family are made. They poke about visiting Cuba all the time because we cannot go there. Such silly people, with such mundane goals.
Their perceived competition with the U.S. has given them new spirit and a word they deny - patriotism - which is unheard of.
You see, it is easy to love yourself when you can turn your hate on another.
They have no identity. Canadians in their earliest years were European, British, or French - with a few Chinese and Japanese thrown in. They messed up their Native Peoples, and kept their ties to the Crown for which they pay dearly - the most expensive crumpets and tea in the country.
They scream how acceptable they are when venturing into other lands by identifying themselves as Canadians "not Americans" - and that is how they feel about themselves.
We are NOT AMERICANS.
Sad isn't it - to have to plow down a neighbor to feel comfortable within your own identity?
They call it Cana-DUH for a reason.
Someone once described the average Canadian as being like that lonely geek in an upstairs apartment that looks down on the apartment below where the cool parties happen and everyone has fun, upset that he never gets invited.
If some Canadians got whacked in a terrorist attack, this opinion would change overnight.
It's really ironic that a bunch of tories kicked out of the U. S. after the revolution have become
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