Bye Bye U.S.A.
I listen to documentary producer Michael Moore’s podcast when time allows and recently he stated he’s worried about how the U.S. is being viewed elsewhere. Well Mike, you are right to fret. Take me and many other Canadians I chat with for example. I used to be a big fan of our neighbour to the south. Your industriousness, inventiveness, creativity, might and power were awesome. But my feeling of reverence and respect has been replaced by bewilderment. I can no longer sit back and gape with awe at a country that elected a lying, misogynist cretin like Donald Trump as your president. I cannot accept that too many of your citizens are QAnon believers, buying into the theory about Trump waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media, and that Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed. I am saddened that your Republican party members continue to support Trump and do everything they can to suppress voter rights so they can re-gain power (do they not care about the country and its citizens at all, just themselves?). I am exasperated by a country that has developed amazing vaccines yet is nearing one million dead citizens because people don’t get vaccinated (BTW, these same anti-vaxers who profess distrust of medics and scientists are only too happy to fill up hospital beds when they get sick!) I am offended by one of the Fox “reporters” who actually compared Dr. Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele, the Nazi who performed audacious medical experiments on hapless Jewish prisoners. I am disgusted that a gun lobby group openly supports access to military weapons that kill people and claims that citizen rights are under attack. I am dispirited that Democrats fail to recognize that those two lowlifes Manchin and Sinema are either Republicans or being paid off by that party to ensure President Biden’s efforts fail (you can’t “bargain” with them when their agenda is so obviously totally against yours).
I could go on but won’t: it’s just too depressing. That great country I once revered is sinking faster than the Titanic, and it’s not pleasant to watch.
So yes Mike, your country has lost the lustre it once had.
So very sad.
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