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Old 10-02-2015, 10:54 AM
 
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My theory is that to some extent we're jealous and feel a sense of inadequacy. We are bombarded with American culture and media. So much so that many of us dream of living in the "states" and tend to regard our home country as not good enough. Our obsession is motivated by how we feel aboht ourselves, how we well we don't measure up. This is where our hatred of Americans comes from.. At it's core it's really a hatred of ourselves.

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Old 10-02-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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Can you finish the sentence? I wanna know what happened next.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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Cool story bro...and better first post.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Look at all those immature responses above me. Grow up. I'm just trying to bring something interesting to the table.
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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My theory is that to some extent we're jealous and feel a sense of inadequacy. We are bombarded with American culture and media. So much so that many of us dream of living in the "states" and tend to regard our home country as not good enough. Our obsession is motivated by how we feel aboht ourselves, how we well we don't measure up. This is where our hatred of Americans comes from.. At it's core it's really a hatred of ourselves.
It's an aversion to "Anglo Canada." I have to admit that the importation of highly educated motivated Asians finally boosted Canada's economy and standard of living out of the post WW II doldrums; but, it has been only a remedy for the woefully crippling economic effect that socialism has had on Canadians. I fully remember how just 30 years ago Canadians had still a lousy and limited standard of living that Americans saw as bizarre and sooo, like, "yesterday."

It's a lesson for American kids, most of which never saw an old greasy recycled 1948 stove put in a new house in the 1970's simply because that's all you could afford. Socialism in Canada is the lesson these mal-educated American kids need to see. But its somewhat washed out nowadays - thanks to Asians with higher goals who finally raised the standard of living. I guess American TV fueled a lot of that, and interestingly, mass taxation has been finally alleviated to some degree. But they have a long way to go.

I do still fear the possible "elimination" of Anglos in Canada. It's definitely on here in the US and in Europe. But I don't care once I'm pushing up daisies. Then, they can do whatever they want for all I care.
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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It's an aversion to "Anglo Canada." I have to admit that the importation of highly educated motivated Asians finally boosted Canada's economy and standard of living out of the post WW II doldrums; but, it has been only a remedy for the woefully crippling economic effect that socialism has had on Canadians. I fully remember how just 30 years ago Canadians had still a lousy and limited standard of living that Americans saw as bizarre and sooo, like, "yesterday."

It's a lesson for American kids, most of which never saw an old greasy recycled 1948 stove put in a new house in the 1970's simply because that's all you could afford. Socialism in Canada is the lesson these mal-educated American kids need to see. But its somewhat washed out nowadays - thanks to Asians with higher goals who finally raised the standard of living. I guess American TV fueled a lot of that, and interestingly, mass taxation has been finally alleviated to some degree. But they have a long way to go.

I do still fear the possible "elimination" of Anglos in Canada. It's definitely on here in the US and in Europe. But I don't care once I'm pushing up daisies. Then, they can do whatever they want for all I care.
What is going on here...
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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Look at all those immature responses above me. Grow up. I'm just trying to bring something interesting to the table.
Pay attention and post your theory in the currently active thread aboht this topic.
Why are English Canadians so obsessed with Americans?

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Old 10-02-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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What is going on here...
It begins with a T.
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