First David Miller and now Maude Barlow are dragging out the old “Maple Leaf on the backpack thing”.
For those of you who don’t know, one of liberal Canada’s absolute biggest talking points — are you ready for this? — is how if you travel to Europe with a Canadian flag sewed onto your backback, you get treated better than you would if you were a fat, stupid, ignorant, rude, loud, imperialist American (ew!)
Yeah, I know. We Canadians don’t have much to brag about — thanks mostly to the policies enacted by those same Liberals.
I’ve been hearing this stupid story all my life. Here’s the problem:
Not all of us are spoiled middle class kiddies who got to go to frickin’ EUROPE over our summer vacations.
We didn’t have summer vacations, actually. We were the ones popping your popcorn at the movies and waiting on you at the mall, working minimum wage jobs while you got to take three or four months off.
See: our parents didn’t make enough money to pay us to ponce all over the place and pretend to look at a bunch of old statues and “learn about other cultures” when we were really just getting drunk and getting laid.
Besides, I’d already learned as much as I ever wanted to about “other cultures” living in a big Canadian city. Why the hell would I want to pay thousands of dollars for more of that?
Especially since all of them had wanted to move here — where I already was (first).
Also: how disgusting is it that you use the flag of your country to get free beers and pats on the back? I notice you can’t be bothered to wear the flag on something that matters, like, oh, I dunno… a military uniform. That would be icky. War is poopy and bad!
Life must be nice. I wish I could have wandered around a bunch of foreign countries before going off to university (which I didn’t do either.)
Dear grey haired old farts: some of us are sick of your unexamined liberal wisdom and 1970s (upper) middle class cliches.
Not enough of us, yet. But wait and see.