Our home on native land
The Canada Day issue of Maclean’s magazine arrived at our house the other day, and as I was flipping through I came across an article by Fox News commentator and all around asshat, John Gibson. In the article, Gibson looks at anti-US sentiment in Canada, or at least that’s what he says he’s going to do. Instead Gibson uses the article to address Canadians with a series of loosely strung together straw man arguments and condescending remarks intended to bait a response. This paragraph in particular got up my nose:
By the way, despite your huffing about “national sovereignty,” if the North Koreans fling a missile toward New York and the U.S. air force can shoot it down over Canada, no American authority is going to call to ask for permission if there is even a chance you would say no. We’ll just shoot it down and you should watch out for falling pieces. That’s just reality.Really John? If that’s true, then if I didn’t hate the US before, I sure do now. Thanks for the heads up.
I understand that he wrote this article just to get a response, after all the bigger the outcry, the more attention he gets, but I’m bothered that he will get a response because of the forum he’s speaking in. If he’d posted this online, he’d be dismissed as a troll. I suppose that by talking about him I’m just giving Gibson what he wants, but I’m of two minds on this issue. On the one hand, the way to make a troll go away is to ignore him, but on the other, malevolent stupidity like this needs to be dragged out into the light so it’ll wither up and die. So go ahead, Mr. Gibson, wither up and die.
And just so I don't end on that note, he's a nice image of Captain Canuck from Kaare Andrews: