Wow. I can almost taste the bile seeping over our border to the north. I actually feel sorry for this guy. But he’s certainly right at home at the anti-American Advocate. (I ask again, show me I’m wrong with that charge. When does the Advocate celebrate this nation, rather than tear it down?)
Dear America — by Matthew Hays on Advocate.com (Why am I not surprised Hays writes for the America-loving New York Times?)
As a Canadian, I want to apologize. For many years, I looked down on you. I sniffed at your capital punishment, right-leaning government, and massive military. I would comfort myself with the sense that I was better than you. After all, I’m a Canadian.
But all that changed on January 23 when Canada elected a conservative government with ties to far-right organizations. Boy, was I wrong!
Our sense of superiority grew in 2000 when you elected George W. Bush. With that came talk of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, the refusal to sign on to the Kyoto Protocol, and last, but certainly not least, the invasion of Iraq. In those six years, I have never felt happier or more proud to be Canadian. And I rubbed it in every chance I got: Whenever I would bump into one of you Americans at a cocktail party, it was attitude, attitude, attitude.
I’m sorry for that—I really am. There can be no more smug attitudes. No more sneering self-righteousness. No jokes about your fascist state. Welcome to the new Canada: Our prime minister, Stephen Harper, says he is opposed to same-sex marriage and is willing to appease his base by reopening the issue—meaning a potential rolling back of gay rights in our country. And he has promised to withdraw Canada’s support for the Kyoto Protocol. Worst of all, when Bush set out to invade Iraq, Harper was the only party leader in parliament to rise and say we should be alongside the United States in that unjust and immoral war.
Ah, what does he know with his beady little eyes and flappin’ head so full of lies? Well, perhaps he could move to San Francisco. I’m sure he’d fit in well there… as long as he doesn’t trip over the taxpayer-subsidized homeless people every six feet.