Is Canada one of the US's fiercest opponents?
Canada, US Opponent?
"Canada's tedium is a by-product of its success. Instead of scorning it, we should study it. Despite the country's geographical, ethnic and linguistic unwieldiness, it has made itself into perhaps the most functional democracy on earth.
It is prosperous and (according to the recent Pew Centre international survey
) remarkably contented. The crime rate is low, and the general tenor of day-to-day life polite and good-natured. It welcomes migrants, in unparalleled numbers relative to its population, with a minimum of fuss and conflict. Both at home and abroad, it pre-empts the possibility of conflict by a disposition to negotiate at great length."
"Canadians care about the environment (they have a lot of it). They are instinctively drawn to multilateral bodies, such as the UN and the international criminal court, which the Americans scorn. The idea of an inessential war against Iraq is widely regarded as insane. "
found via abuddhas memes. I think it demonstrates vividly the turn the US has taken away from a functional democracy. The American experiment is failing, I do hope it is only a technical difficulty.
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