I do not like to write this post, but I feel I have to. America you are a brutal, hateful, greedy nation. Period Full Stop.
As I have said many times in my writings I grew up on the border with America, really just a stream of a river separating our nations. Even as a young boy who absolutely adored sugary breakfast and Star Wars cards with fossilized gum as a kid I always felt there was something different.
In my teen years of course I wandered between nations and subtle drinking laws, mainly your girls coming over to Ontario to drink at 19. Wow easy easy easy.
But growing and observing y’all somethings never really felt right in my bones. Sure your music was groovy, and I loved Saturday Night Live but things just didn’t mesh with my growing Canadian attitude. There was always an undercurrent of Me before We. As a growing Canadian I have always felt a need to help others to give a hand up.
This was complete heresy to my friends and family to the south, ‘Pull yourself up by your bootstraps” is what I always heard. While in Canada, especially in my formative years it wasn’t so much boot straps but come on lets go for a whisky and a beer and sort things out.
Of course everyone is expected to pull their weight and do their best but then when things go wrong society kicks in to give you a hand.
The whole Trump thing is sadly a venture of your own making, a Pseudo business man who goes bankrupt more than he earns dollar one. A let’s face it Game Show host who somehow bungled into the White House. Even Pat Sajak couldn’t do that, and he has Vanna White and she can actually spell words.
Now Please don’t think I am shitting on all Americans. I have tons of American friends that I have offered safe harbour and sanctuary in Canada. But what I am saying is please please please pull your heads out of your collective asses and realize that this is not normal. Say Yes to Education, Say Yes to Intelligent Conversation. Say Yes to sometimes just saying NO, I will not do this any longer.
Once again this is not me shitting on my friends and neighbours to the south. Hell you guys rock. BUT if you want to play on the global stage Y’all have a mess of shit to clean up first.