Monday, April 09, 2007

A Heaping Helping of Anti-Canadian Sentiment

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketMuch is made of anti-American sentiment, especially, of course, by Americans. In fact, I've talked about it so much, I'm beginning to resemble Papa Smurf. Of course, there's absolutely no anti-Canadian sentiment in America. Or is there?

This from Gawker seems to indicate that there just might be. Where Americans aren't outright ignorant about Canada (do y'all live in igloos?) they tend to have the viewpoint of articles like the one I've cited. Not that Canadians aren't also evil about Canada, it's just that the ones who are either a) clam up about it whenever there are Americans around, b) move to the United States or c) are Tories, and therefore constantly conniving to sell us to them anyway.

Now, as I have stated again and again whenever there's any Yank-bashing around me, there are gross people everywhere, and in my misanthropy is a message everyone can embrace: ultimately, it's behaviour that makes people horrible, not their place of birth. I have met lovely Americans, Canadians, Australians, even British. Not nearly as many as the horrible ones I've met, but then again, I don't like 99% of people.

I blame that foul smell of nitrogen in the air. It's bound to make a species hateful. Such a pretty planet, such an ugly species running it...
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Seumas Gagne said...

That "article" on gawker is horrific.

Until I met my Canadian fiance and started spending nearly every weekend in Vancouver, I was completely ignorant of the level of scorn and hatred that this generation of Canadians feels toward all Americans. It certainly wasn't that way in my parents day. It was a shock to the system, to say the very least.

Other than good-natured ribbing, however, I had never been exposed to anti-Canadian sentiments until very recently. I was aware of some stupid remarks by the current U.S. regime, but I expect infuriating actions on those clowns' part on a daily basis.


Gods help the American who said anything remotely resembling this in my presence.

michael sean morris said...

The comments really ice the cake, and they get worse and worse, as though there's no chance a Canadian might come across them. I mean, there isn't one single Canadian obsessed with Manhattan, right?