So, I'm sure you've heard about the riots in Vancouver about the Canucks losing the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins. If not, here's the full scoop from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - possibly the only major Canadian organization not on strike at the moment). I realize that many people who read this blog are not Canadians. My readers are Americans, Italians, and Australians, that I know of, and maybe other countries too - it's for all of you that I say
"I'm embarrassed of my fellow Canadians."
We are normally not like this.
This is not the reputation I want to have around the world
I take pride in the fact that Canadians are seen as polite, peaceful, helpful people around the world
That people proudly sew Canadian flags to their clothes and bags when they travel abroad
That we live in freedom. Our police protect us. Our leaders are not corrupt.
That we have no reason to take to the street to riot.
Think of those in Tunisia & Egypt who peacefully demonstrated, risking their lives to stand up against evil regimes for basic rights that we all take for granted.
A hockey team lost a game - another hockey team won
I am not proud of poor losers.
I am not proud of violence and vandalism.
I am not proud of stealing.
I am not proud of chaos.
I am not proud of ignorance.
I am not proud to be a Canadian today.