Northern Belle

This Belle's Life
2001-09-25 19:04:07 (UTC)

A Tribute to America and being sick


ok so yestrday i found out i have swollen tonsills. fun
huh??? yeah its great. on sunday i threw up around 10
tens and one of those times was at church during my
youth group's bible study. In front of Derick!!!!! and get
this Emily (my cousin) is going out w/ Ricky ( one of
Dericks friends) so its great!!!
but i recieved an email from my radio staion i am going
to put in my dairy, it is from a Canadain Newspaper. i
give great props to this author and here is the article.

Written by :Gordon Sinclair (A Canadian television
commentator)

"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 dollar
and forgave others billions in debts.None of these
countries is today paying even the interest on it
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 Lockhead 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 the get radios. You talk about
Germany 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 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 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."

That alone is a great reason to be an American. We
have gotten through everythiht for the last 3 centires w/o
any outside help. We truly are the UNITED States Of
AMERICA. and i am extremly pround to b an American!!!