Can’t We All Just Get Along???
November 4, 2009 7 Comments
I wonder if its mutal? Growing up in the looming shadow of Big Brother, often being referred as the sweet but retarded cousin and recently called parasitical … no wonder Canadians are loosing trust, patience and appreciation for our Southern neighbours, the Americans.
And then this comes out.
Surprising? Not really.
I mean most Americans know very little about their supposed retarded cousins to the North. Ask an American who our Canadian Prime Minister is or who the very first Prime Minister of Canada was WITHOUT GOOGLING IT – most will stare at you with a blank look. And yet, we know the answers to such important historical facts are for the US. Ask Americans about our provinces and how many ‘states’ we have… where our capital is or what a loonie or toonie is – and you don’t get much. Americans assume we, Canadians, are just … well… retarded, beer drinking, pot smoking, igloo living, rednecks that wear funny hats and who end every sentence with ‘eh.’
*insert blinking eyes… gullible blank looks here*
I know. You don’t care about us.
‘Cuz we so dumb.
So does it come as a surprise that, well, we don’t really care nearly as much about you… as perhaps you once thought we did?
I am not an Anti-American. Far from it… but I am kinda tired of the stigma Americans attach to Canadians. Maybe it was our fault for letting you see skits of Bob and Doug McKenzie. Perhaps you thought it was real, rather than seeing it for the comedic farce that it was. But we aren’t like that. But apparently you are far more gullible than we are.
Can Canadian-American relations be salvaged?
Or do we really care?
Apparently not so much… LOL.
Seriously – I don’t hate you. Many a Canuck don’t hate you. We simply react to you Canada-hating Americans. And many of us are kinda tired of being the butt end of all your jokes and discontentment. That we don’t bring anything to the global table – only that Americans do. We aren’t chop liver.
One has to wonder though… what is it? Why the hate on?
Maybe its maple leaf envy…. It must be.
Or jealousy… afterall, we do have GREAT Canadian beer that doesn’t taste like cat piss…
Oh no no. It must be because of our poutine. Or our toques.
It MUST BE SOMETHING dammit… there MUST BE A REASON!!!
I dunno, seriously. But whatever it is, I’m sorry.