Healing America After Division
It’s been of great concern to the World watching the United States become the Divided States.
As you know, many of your Allies have pulled back from you and disputed the politically motivated tariffs that have been imposed on us. We’re not sure if America really has good will towards the rest of the World anymore.
I was speaking with my good friend Jim Murray on Monday about this. His sister offered a very insightful observation about the status of America and what needs to be rediscovered even before Trump is voted out and / or impeached.
And it is something you can do starting now. It won’t be easy, but if you are to restore your country to being a trusted Ally and friend to the World again, you need to begin immediately.
It is establishing your National Identity as AMERICANS again.
No more Partisan fighting. No more tribal mentality. No more racism.
I will never say that Canada is perfect. We are not even in a long shot position. We have racism here too, especially to our Indigenous Peoples to whom several of our Prime Ministers have apologized and offered compensation for how they were treated.
No amount of money can make up the inhumanity of Residential Schools, ripping children away from their families and culture.
But I do know one thing for a fact as I have lived all over Canada: Canadian DO have a National Identity.
We are Canadians.
Yes, we have divisive politics here too, like the Trump wannabe Doug Ford in Ontario.
But at the end of the day, we are all Canadians. We all agree to that.
Don Lemon did a great thing by responding succinctly and intelligently to Trump’s racist criticism of himself and LeBron. He hit the nail on the head;
"He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it," Lemon said. "Is he revealing who we really are?"
You have to return to who you REALLY are. I have lived all over Canada, from Montreal to Kelowna B.C. I've visited the East Coast many times as well where I have family.
And yes, people in Edmonton hate people from Toronto. As they do in Quebec (that old anglophone / francophone thing).
However, there is a common theme across our country. We Are Canadians first. And we will work out any regional differences for the greater good of Canada.
America needs to adopt this way of thinking now. No waiting. Because if you can’t unite your country, you will never be great again.
And the World doesn’t want to see that happen.
You are our friends, but you’ve got to get over your petty differences, especially racism. It will become easier once you vote out that orange buffoon.
LeBron James did a remarkable thing for his community. Don Lemon provided him an excellent interview. Dan Rather speaks out publicly about his concern for America. Robert DeNiro of course has no problem speaking his mind (I would not want that dude mad at me!).
Your recovery has begun. Keep going. Maybe a beer company can do a commercial like this one for Americans…. Get you all back on the same page for the greater good of your country.
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