Just for the record, I love Americans.
I think its easy (and often funny, see here) to point out the flaws of Americans. But lets be honest, would the world be the place that it is now without the loud and boisterous cousin to South?
Shakespeare said “All the World’s a Stage” and that being said wouldn’t you prefer to have America as an agent, because certainly you’d get more time up in the lights. 🙂
Now, I adore Canada, and in truth I can’t imagine being anything other than Canadian. This is one heck of awesome country to be citizen of and I can say that as I’ve tried my hand at being an immigrant, (and that didn’t really suit me).
I remember once doing tours of the Embassies in London England on one of my trips there, and when I was at the US Embassy there was a wall of pamphlets. One in particular caught my eye, (and somewhere squirreled away I still have it), it was called “Backpacking for Americans”. The first thing, as recommended by the government of the United States of America for Americans to do when backpacking
1. Sew a Canadian Flag patch on your bag. Canadians are often treated with more respect than Americans.
I’m not sure where I was going with that. . . . anyways. . .
I don’t always agree with their policies on war, or their playground bully mentality towards other countries (Poor France), but I respect their patriotism and their continued strive for freedom for all. They are a proud group of people, and perhaps that is something other countries could take a page from. I also believe that Americans drive for total consumerism puts food on my table. Both my husband and I work in industries that without Americans purchasing our goods our companies would not flourish, grow and be profitable. So for that, I say Thank You America!
I might not always agree with the US, but I love them like family.