Re: thanks to one Canadian

From: Baptiste RENIER (
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 03:07:47 EEST

"Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet,
the Lockheed 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? "

You forgot big Airbus planes such the A3XX, or A380.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Elaine Hunt
  To: RPML
  Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 9:59 PM
  Subject: thanks to one Canadian


  This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing.

  America: The Good Neighbor.

  Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a remarkable
  editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television
  Commentator. What follows is the full text of his trenchant remarks as
  printed in the Congressional Record:

  "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 dollars and
  forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying
  even the interest on its 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 Lockheed 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 you get radios You talk about
  German 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
  right 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
  thing 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." Stand proud, America! Wear it proudly!!

  This is one of the best editorials that I have ever read regarding the
  United States. It is nice that one man realizes it. I only wish that the
  rest of the world would realize it. We are always blamed for everything, and
  never even get a thank you for the things we do. I would hope that each of
  you would send this to as many people as you can and emphasize that they
  should send it to as many of their friends until this letter is sent to
  every person on the web. I am just a single American that has read this, I

  One Proud American who like her country gives more than receives,


  Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.

  "I am like no other in the world. I may be no better, at least I am different"--Rousseau

  Elaine T. Hunt, Director
  Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
  Clemson University 206 Fluor Daniel Bldg.
  Clemson, SC 29634-0925
  864-656-0321 (voice) 864-656-4435 (fax)

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