One of the reasons I do this blog is to learn at the feet of the good and wise people who leave comments. For the benefit of future generations, here are some of the nuggets of wisdom I have acquired by reading the comments over the past few days.
1. If you think your Mom is wonderful in general but you don’t like the way she makes meatloaf, you are anti-mom, anti-family and probably anti-American.
2. If someone has a different viewpoint about the world, and he owns a hardware store for example, you shouldn’t shop there.
3. If a bully who happens to be nine inches tall threatens to punch you in the ankle, your best bet is to build a house in his back yard and get him so pissed off that he comes back with a gun.
4. If someone threatens you because he has inaccurate information, the best way to deal with that problem is to avoid any direct communication and wait for a good chance to kill him.
5. If you have time to work on only one problem today, you should try to rid the world of naughty words.
6. If you have a different idea on how to keep Israel safe in the long run, that’s the same as being in favor of another holocaust.
7. If the United States hasn’t overthrown your government recently, you should trust us. Okay, okay, we recently overthrew the governments in neighboring countries, but we had totally good reasons for that. Stop being so jumpy.
I just read that the majority of Canadians think that U.S. foreign policy was the major cause of 9/11. That feeling is the strongest in Quebec. I think this proves a theory I’ve had for a while: The Frencher you are, the less you understand the greatness of the United States.
My question for today is this: Why are those Canadians so uninformed? Is it because their culture is defective?