July 21, 2006, - 8:10 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Rick Bell’s column, “Sudden Citizens,” in today’s Calgary Sun makes exactly the same point I’ve been making about whining Lebanese Muslim “Americans” that are over ther. Substitute the words “America” and “American” for “Canada” and “Canadian,” in his FANTASTIC, MUST-READ column:
I can hear those Canadians of convenience from all the way over in Beirut. Look at me, I’m a Canadian. Look, look, look at my passport. It says CANADA.
And so it does. The people I’m talking about are those passport holders who don’t live in Canada, don’t work in Canada, don’t pay taxes in Canada.
People who have freely chosen to pledge their primary if not sole allegiance to the flag with the cedar in the middle and not the maple leaf.
They are not tourists or emigres caught in the crossfire while on a temporary visit to the Middle East. They’re full-time Lebanese, voting with their feet. But now, when the doo-doo hits the fan, these Canadians of convenience are Canadians all the way. No. 1 citizens. True patriot love, glowing hearts, standing on guard and all that jazz.
And Canada … well, Canada is Canada. The Canadians who live here and pay taxes here and who see here as the place they want to call home not only let the Canadians of convenience hitch a ride out of the lunacy of Lebanon, they pay for it. You pay for it. We pay for it.
We do this because the individuals in question hold Canadian passports and the eggheads choking on their skim lattes say it would be shocking, appalling and insensitive to insist these people pay their own freight, even though they haven’t thrown any money into the pot covering the tab for this mass exodus, the biggest evacuation since Dunkirk in the Second World War and a bill expected to be in the hundreds of millions.
Read Rick Bell’s whole fantastic column here.
As I wrote about the American version of this same collective group of whining America-haters:
These are people who hold U.S. citizenship but support a group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians, some through torture; a group that is part of the Al-Qaeda network; a group that trains insurgent terrorists against our troops in Iraq, giving them IEDs to blow our soldiers up; a group that worked with Qaeda to bomb the Khobar Towers. Americans who support this group are not American. They merely possess the proper paperwork.
And they are very dangerous.
Do These Look Like Loyal Americans to You? Note the Photos of Hezbollah Chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah They’re Holding.
Hmmm . . . Where’s the American Flag?
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