I don't even know if this is supposed to be serious (which I'm guessing it is because it's from a "legitimate" news station. HAH)
Well basically a synopsis: Some douchebags are sitting around talking about Canada pulling out their troops from Afghanistan for a year because they don't have the manpower to fix tanks, etc, etc, etc. All this clip is is a bunch of apparently very uneducated people throwing punches at Canada. Here's a list of things they say which are faulty:
- No one wears white capris.
- Yes, Canada is fighting a war that's not theirs.
- Yes, Canada shares a border with the US, but there is no way that America is the most powerful country in the "universe". Sorry America, but where exactly do you think you'd be if China wasn't around?
- The RCMP clothing they are talking about is not what RCMP officers wear on a daily basis, or regular basis, or semi-regular basis. The red jacket, brown boots, ugly hat deal is only for the most special or important cases (ex: When a police officer has been shot while on duty). As well, the RCMP aren't the only police in Canada! There are provincial police as well as municipal police which are only affiliated with the RCMP in as they follow the same laws/rules etc. The biggest difference is what's painted on their cars and how much money they make.
- Canada not a smart culture? I'm sorry, is this coming from the same "reporters" and guests who are making these very claims? Ok, thanks for coming out.
- Canada does not rely on the USA as much as the USA thinks we do, and what's even worse is that the average American doesn't realize how much THEY rely on us. We are one of america's biggest trading partners, and without us the economy would be severely hurt.... well hurt even more than it is now... As well, I do recall America owing an incredible amount of money to BC Hydro because of their whole power issue deal a few years back (think California).
- I do believe that the one time America and Canada were in a war together Canada won and America got their White House burned down.
This is all I can do without seeing red. The worst part is that I don't even consider myself a proud Canadian. I hate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and I hate the government of the early 80's for being soft in regards to Quebec and the whole Meech Lake Accord issue and other Accords during that time. I don't even know what Canadian pride is, there is so much "multiculturalism" running rampant in this country that Canada itself, before the waves of asian/european immigration in the late 19th/early 20th century. The only thing I am certain about, is that multiculturalism makes for bitter citizens who have been here from birth, and provokes racism.
Ok, I think I'm done. Sorry for that.