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The Americans

from Gordon Sinclair's


1973 editorial broadcast from Toronto as printed in the Congressional Record:


This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as 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 the franc 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 distant cities are hit by earthquakes, 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 writ-
ing about the decadent, warmongering Americans. 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 Ger-
man technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about American
technocracy, and you find men on the moon - - not once, but several Gordon Sinclair
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 American 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 5,000 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 hear-
ing 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.




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