Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?

As part of our continuing education, we here at the Dougloid Papers make a point of reading the Globe and Mail from Toronto and the Ottawa Citizen from that fair city.

The best newspapers of our northern neighbors offer a sobering perspective on American affairs that we here may not get with the resources that are locally available. In addition, the comments section after each article in the Globe and Mail is inhabited by as delusional a group of whackos as ever hugged a tree or made excuses for tyranny-and it offers a window into the currents of thought Northward that is entertaining and thought provoking.

But today was different because it's the day after 'the world stopped turning' in the beautiful, sad words of Alan Jackson.

Just as we here are doing a lot of hard thought about why things are the way they are and what, if anything, can or should be done, many in Canada look south to the place where the trade towers stood and perhaps are thinking 'there but for the grace of G-d go I'.

In that context, quite likely the most concise and well thought out statement of the state of things is in today's Citizen and it is an article entitled The West's Choice: Courage or Collapse by Robert Sibley, senior editor. It is, in a word, superbly written and I commend it to you as we weigh and assess what it is we stand for.


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