a reply to: Danton
Canadians are a diverse group.
There is no majority culture here.
We started as a primarily Eurocentric, but even those cultures are diverse as well.
I like beer and brats.
I like perogies and cabbage rolls.
I like fish and chips.
I also like curry, chow mein, tacos, and baclava.
I work in the service industry with people from all cultures.
The ones who don't speak English so well try their damndest to fit in, and being intolerant or suspicious of them doesn't do a damn bit of good.
In the process I learn a bit about them.
Never met one who didn't want to be here, but they also want to preserve their culture.
I'm cool with that.
Just like my family celebrates ukranian Xmas every year.
I submit that a great deal of America's xenophobia comes from going to other countries and doing things they shouldn't be.
There is even a certain amount of anti Americanism in Canada, primarily because of the American attitude of superiority over other ways of doing
By now it should be obvious that this not the case.
The pervasive attitude of patriotic, "my country, right or wrong", is spectacularly wrong headed.
If you can't criticize yourself, then you have no business doing it to others.
In canada, the only thing we bitch about more than our local hockey team is the government.
And we certainly are patriotic, but nobody ever calls you anti Canada because you disagree with the government.
Building walls around your border?
Sorry, but that is f*****g crazy.