Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ich bin ein Americaner

Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was civis Romanus sum [I am a Roman citizen]. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is 'Ich bin ein Berliner'... All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!'

With those words, JFK outlined the connection he felt as an American to the people in Berlin trapped within East Germany.

Think back. Think way back. Remember 4 plus years ago when the rest of the world felt sorry for those "poor stupid" Americans. The rest of the world could not believe that Bush could even get close to being re-elected and the US was ridiculed for it.

It is our turn to be embarassed by a risible "leader" as this doofus inexplicably remains in contention for a minority if an election were held in the near future.

Ich bin ein Americaner.

With these words, I outline the connection I feel as a Canadian to the people who were trapped within Bush's America.
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