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Those Weird Americans

Don’t ask me for names because I didn’t write them down and so, of course, I forgot.

I saw this on CNN.  It was an interview with Wolf Blitz, I think is his name.  You know, the one with the monotone voice and the close cropped beard.  While interviewing a politician, Wolf aired a news clip where another media type asked this politician if his mother is Jewish. At first he was outraged that such a question should even be asked  (He should have stuck to that). He quoted the Constitution about freedom of religion etc.  Then he said that she was born a Jew but raised a Christian. 

Wolf turned off the news clip and returned to the interview.  The politician spoke and told this story.  At a dinner last week, he asked his mother if the rumours of her being Jewish were true.  She said yes but went on to say that she is a Christian. 

Now, I don’t know about you but to me it sounded about as phony as it gets.  Where would a guy not know these things unless he was taken away at birth and just met his mom for the first time last week? 

First of all, who gives a damn?  Canadians would not give it a second thought.  Religion is not important to us.  This has nothing to do with any laws or constitutions – it’s just how we are.  Hell, we even elected and re-elected a gay politician.  He didn’t make it a secret and none of us cared.  He even helped with an assisted suicide.  I, for one, thought it was really brave of him to do that.

Next case: Another American politician, on stage with his wife and daughter, made it known that he had an affair with another man.  Oh, and that it was wrong.  I always get a kick out of the use of the “wrong” word.  He went on to say that he has the most wonderful wife and daughter.  And then he went on the usual “this is the best country in the world” routine.  Yawn.  Have they looked at what’s going on in their back yards?  Why do they always say that?  Maybe they are encouraged to repeat those platitudes in order to keep the brainwashing going.  God, it’s irritating.

Now, what do you want to bet, those two guys will not win their seats?  They – the commentators – will claim it’s not because one was Jewish and the other gay, but because they lied about it.  Now, where have I heard that one before?  The sad part is – why they felt they had to lie about it.  How is their religion or sexual preference anyone’s business?

But, what do I know?  I’m only a crazy Canuck.

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September 7, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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