I went to school in the US as a kid and got to study a lot of US history.
I lived in Los Angeles in the 90’s as well too and have visited almost all of the mainland states.
Something’s happened to the America I was always fond of though. It’s become darker and more sinister. And no that’s not a reference to the President. We live in a world where the former head of the CIA and former head of the KGB came to rule their countries. Am I the only one that’s creeped out by that?
It’s as though the secret agents decided to split the world up among themselves? Heck President Bush even saw his
retarded son elected.
So now we’re on the eve an election that’s been brutal; ugly, and in the end I feel sad for my American friends and for Canada because I think that no matter who wins we’re all screwed.
Both sides have their hate machines in full gear, but I have never seen a party bludgeon its own country to make a president look bad. And President Obama, as difficult as that attack was handled it about as well as he did the first debate.
No matter who wins the US is a country that has to learn to dimmer down and stop with the war machine stuff. It’s bled the economy dry and created devastation for US families across the board; from Sea to shining sea and that’s just not right.
Frankly I’m not sure that there’s even a will to heal what ails America; but I do know that if it’s to ever heal Americans need to learn to work together sadly something we Canadians are not in a position to teach our neighbors and something we probably need to learn ourselves.
Looking at the US & Canadian political systems, as different as they are simply is a lesson that partisan politics fail and that we need to find a better solution to run our countries because the toll these systems take simply cannot be paid.
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News
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