Skip to comments.Canucks view U.S. through skewed eyes
Posted on 12/03/2004 4:38:44 PM PST by Conservative Canuck
Following last month's election, with Bush winning his second term and Republicans making gains in the Congress as the majority party, it is time Canadians showed maturity in appreciating the reality of America as it is, rather than seeking comfort from the polemics of self-loathing Americans such as Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore and their followers.
A generation ago, Jean-Francois Revel, an uncommon French intellectual, wrote: "The revolution of the 20th century will take place in the United States. It is only here that it can happen."
In his most recent book, Anti-Americanism, Revel discusses once again how much of European antipathy towards America is driven by hostility to Jeffersonian democracy, rather than any rational analysis.
Europe, Revel reminds us, is the cradle of the two great criminal ideologies of the 20th century -- Communism and Nazism -- and it is America that rescued her from both, as it will most likely again from the perils of Islamist fascism. (WOW! A Frenchman who gets it, too!)
(Excerpt) Read more at canoe.ca ...
"Canucks view U.S. through skewed eyes"
Canucks? Aren't they and the rest of the league on strike or locked out?
I once had a little virtual relationship with a Canadian woman ... until I playfully called her a Canuck. Boy, did I ever get a virtual earful.
"skewed eyes"-- interesting concept
there's a terrific article by frum in the national review online.com about the real canada and real canadians...i emailed him asking that it be posted on fr but haven't heard..maybe you could post it ,i don't know how....anyway,its nice for some truth telling about canada to show up on fr now and then..our media is as sick a bunch as their media when it come to beating up our countries and at the same time gleefully and lovingly whitewashing marxist/socialist bastions around the world....truth to the media is like sex to me..a fond but distant memory...bcboy
Yeah. Not like in Iran, where it's 'skewered' eyes.
Were all copy rights reserved? Otherwise, it's okay to post, as long as you give it attribution, and don't make any money off it.
Hey, its a canadian paper, they can get away with it, likes blacks calling each other nigger.
But if you really want to see fireworks, just call an Aussie Woman Sheila!
Yeah, some don't like it, but I never had a problem with it. I guess some Americans don't like being called 'Yank' either, while others don't mind.
Wow, I never gave it a minute's thought. You can me a Yank, if you want - I give all Canadians permission!
I have thought about Canada more over the last three years or so. I can't say that I understand what it means to be physically, economically and culturally tied to another country. It must (in some ways) be extremely tedious.
On the other hand, if people don't like American culture or American products, why support them? There are many things I don't like about popular American cultural and I don't give money to those things.
I do still like Canada, though. My family used to live up in Lake of the Woods and we were as happy shopping and showing up for entertainments in Canada as we were in America.
I live in the US and I wish we had more like him in our universities.
Something I concluded a short time ago is that most of modern western civilization gets the majority of "reality" painted by a liberal press. In the US I feel the liberal press despises the US and has hysterical hatred for Bush.
I don't know if the press in other countries despises the US, but have no reason to think otherwise. As I read stories from European papers, there surely seems to be the same hysterical hatred of Bush.
Yet, over many years I have worked in a job (I recently left) with Canadians, folks from England and even France. I simply never experienced any animosity from ordinary citizens in these other countries. While I know the condescension and disdain exists, these days I choose to think it is among the minority, as self-hatred is a loud but minority quality in the US. My wife and I are vacationing in Europe in March, and I truly anticipate the trip.
I wasn't alive then, but have read about how unpopular (in the US) our involvement in Europe was at the end of WWII. The Berlin Airlift was known to be pure lunacy even in the US military. Truman and a few generals felt to succumb to pressure from the Soviet Union and us opinion would cost the US and the world infinitely more that the cost of keeping three quarters of Berlin free. I think Truman was right.
It seems to me that an attempt to help the "middle eastern" world join the 21st Century is the same thing. It may not even be on a larger acale although it certainly is no less daunting. Who knows if we will even prevail. Yet think of how much better the world will be if democracy gains a toe hold in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Gaza. Think of how much worse it will be if we fail. Yet you get the feeling liberals want us to fail.
I will choose to think the majority of the free world, including those in Canada want freedom to win.
They're called southerners, LOL.
I really don't understand why Canadians don't like President Bush. He is a forthright man. He tells it like he sees it and does what he says he is going to do. What you see is what you get. I like that in a President and in a man. He is honest and a man of faith. He is caring and compassionate. What more could one ask for in a President? Oh, and don't let that Texas accent fool you, the man is highly intelligent. He is just down to earth and one of the "folks." I also like that in a President and in a man.
i don't know..remember i'm a hoser from the west...may i suggest you go to ...www.nationalreview.com/frum/diary...could be ,ca...dec2 article by frum..its great
better yet..go to polipundit.com and scroll down to ..great white north...and that will get you to frum's article which suggests to me..no copyright issue
now i'm a bit more up to speed...frum can be found at www.nationalreview.com/frum/diary/120204.asp.....the article[dec,2]can be printed and sent out so no copyright issue
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