“Look at the contrast (in case counts). ….. What have they (Canadians) done right?” – Veteran American news broadcaster Brian Willians , on the MSNBC cable news channel, this October 29th, 2020
A Brief Commentary by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper, followed by a report on MSNBC’s, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Posted October 30th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
In my vast collection of bumper stickers, I have one I picked up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts last year that reads – “Looking Good, Canada!”
The words on that bumper sticker are a generous nod from Americans to their neighbours to the north that compared to the dark and dangerous place many of them feel Trump has been taking their country, our side of the border is looking pretty damn good.
And that bumper sticker salute to Canada came at least half a year before the arrival of a pandemic that has caused so much suffering in both countries, and vastly more illness and death in the United States where the malignant-narcissist and psycho of a leader continues to close his eyes and pretend that it isn’t there.
So as the death count in the United State to a total of 230,000 and counting (something that the most insufferable Donald Trump Jr. characterized in a Fox News interview this October 29th as “almost nothing”), Brian Williams, a veteran American news broadcaster, featured a map of the United States on his MSNBC program this October 29th, highlighting the stark contrast between the U.S. and Canada when it comes to the sheer quantity of COVID-19 hotpots across the landscape of the two countries.
The map was fired in to him by Laurie Garrett, an Pulitzer Prize-winning American science journalist who wrote a best-selling book in the 1990s called ‘The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance.’
Here is a Youtube clip of Brian William’s news program, featuring the map and accompanying commentary. To watch it, click on the screen immediately below –
A Brief Afterword from Doug Draper at NAL –
If you aren’t convinced already, this is the reason we have to continue to keep Canada-U.S. border crossings closed!
And yes, things may be far from perfect in Canada, but compared to the nightmare our American friends and neighbours are living through, we are looking pretty damn good. Let’s try our hardest to keep it that way.
(The ‘Looking Good, Canada’ bumper sticker I referred to near the top of this commentary was produced for a wonderful store in the Town of Orleans on Cape Cod with a real bohemian flavour called The Earth House. I could not find an image of that exact bumper sticker for this post, but if you ever get a chance to visit Cape Cod, do your inner bohemian a favour and visit The Earth House.)
NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.