Skip to comments.Canadian Pride
Posted on 09/23/2012 7:58:09 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney
Saturday (9/22/12) I attended the induction ceremonies for the Canadian Walk of Fame. My wife's brother, the late Phil Hartman, was being inducted into the Walk of Fame. The Walk honors Canadians who have shown excellence in almost any field, including sports and the arts.
Every presenter, and every inductee, commented on how the Walk of Fame was intended to encourage pride in Canada and in things Canadian. As I listened, the thought struck me, that it's been a long time since I heard anyone in the US say anything about encouraging pride in America and in things American.
Not being a Canadian, the appeal to Canadian pride didn't affect me one way or the other. But being an American, I think we've lost something. When I was growing up, some 70 years ago, people were proud of being Americans and of things American. Somehow we've not only lost that pride, but don't even seem to notice that it's gone.
Seeing folks from our northern neighbor displaying pride in themselves and their nation left me feeling kind of sad for America. Somehow we need to restore that feeling of being proud of ourselves. We have a lot to be proud of. Yes, we have things that need improving. But we've spent so much effort focusing on the things that need improving that we've lost sight of all the things that are right, and should be a source of pride.
My sincere condolences...even though it’s been awhile...for the loss of your brother in law.
I am old enough to have enjoyed SO many laughs that he provided.
In my opinion, there is a special place in heaven for comedians.
Canada is cool.
When I first started going up there, I was disconcerted by the level of federal influence.
The gun laws and registration were alarming.
Over time, the citizens seem to have turned the tide, and have by-passed us (Americans) in some respects.
We’re in this together and Canada is our closest and dearest ally.
May I propose every two miles or so on our Interstates and major highways a sign (paid for by private donations and approved by the state legislatures) naming an influential citizen of the state. Name, dates, brief accomplishments.
Congratulations on the Walk of Fame for Phil Hartman.
You are correct that it does seem that American’s have lost their pride.
It is a shame and very scary.
God willing we will get that back in a few days when we vote for anyone but Obama!
God Bless Phil Hartman and God Bless America.
The problem is that in America, the word “pride” has been totally co-opted. When you say “Canadian Pride” it sounds like it must be some celebration for Canadian queers.
Most unfortunately, even the very word “pride” has been stolen from us and defiled by the buggers. Just like “gay” and “queer” before it. It’s becoming hard to say “proud” when all it connotes is sodomy.
Hogwash. I’m proud to be an American despite the punk in The White House. I wouldn’t want to live any where else in this world.
I am also old enough to remember America when it’s beacon of liberty and freedom shone through the darkness of the post war world and led the way. This ray of light allowed Canadians to throw the yoke of Trudeaupian socialism into the trashcan of history’ allowing a new exciting conservative movement to emerge. Canadian Conservatives must stand with their fellow North Americans and throw Obama into histories trashcan alongside Trudeau.
In America, people think about their rights. In Canada they think about their responsibilities. It makes a big difference in how people live and behave and how much consideration they have towards others.
I understand what you're getting at, but I think we still have a lot to be proud of. We're rapidly losing it, though. Moreover, most public figures seem to think there's something wrong with being proud of ourselves.