If you travel around the world--or even listen to the news each night, you know that many nations enjoy trashing America. Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian TV commentator, is sick of that and he wrote: "This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on 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. Last spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped. "The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped in billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries write about the decadent, warmongering Americans. "I'd like to see just one of those countries gloating about the erosion of America build its own airplane. Does any other country have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet? If so, why don't they fly them? "Talk about Japanese technocracy and you get TVs. Or German technocracy and you get cars. Talk about American technocracy and you talk about men on the moon. "I can name you 5000 times when 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? "This is one Canadian who is tired of hearing the Americans getting kicked around." So wrote Gordon Sinclair.

source: Dan Betzer tags: America