Being Canadian means Not Being American?
Canadians, as a nation, are a proud people, and the government has spent a lot of money and time to develop a sense of nationalism amongst its people. One of the things that people – often people who are not Canadians – think, is that the sense of being Canadian comes from a desire to be not-American.
In other words the Canadian psyche is built around not being American, rather than being Canadian; the negative stance is more important than anything that may be positive.
So, dear reader, I have a few questions for you:
If you are Canadian, are you proud to be Canadian, and why?
If you are not Canadian, what do you see as the difference, if any, between Canada and America? What do you think of Canada and Canadians? Please state where you come from.
Please keep it civil. I will delete any comments that are obviously baiting in nature and whose only purpose is to flame another nation and be abusive.
I would also like this to be an ongoing project. No matter how long this post has been up, feel free to add a comment to it.
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