The hate mail is coming in from the Canadians in earnest. Some of it is verbose some of it obscene but little of it is particularly persuasive (though I’ve gotten a shocking amount of positive feedback from Canadians too). But I think this one nicely sums up the bulk of the angry-Canadian arguments :
“One great thing about Canada:
it is not the USA.”
Now, you see. This is my point. There are rougly 200 nations which can say the same thing. Chad and Belize can make these claims too. So what? Canada is the only nation which sees itself as “not America” and that is not a positive vision, needless to say. It’s childish “oh yeah, well what are you!?” argumentation that should be beneath them.