With this nation's birthday coming up, I think it's a good time to "re-play" this classic from 1973.
This is about the country we grew up in, and loved.
This editorial was broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair on 5 June 1973 as the United States was withdrawing from Vietnam."This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States. When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.
Stand proud, Americans!"
Sinclair published two autobiographies, Will the Real Gordon
Sinclair Please Stand Up was published in 1966, followed in
1975 by a sequel, Will Gordon Sinclair Please Sit Down.
Gordon Sinclair passed away in 1984.