Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"Support the Troops" decals shouldn't have been on Toronto city trucks in the first place

Of course it's "politically incorrect" to remove those damned decals, but what were they doing on those Toronto fire trucks and ambulances anyways?

Isn't support for our troops a given? Aren't we ALL supportive of our troops? And what about our policemen, aren't we ALL supportive of them too? Some policemen get killed in action, dying for their country. Are their lives worth less than those of our soldiers?

And what about health workers? Aren't they keeping our country healthy? Some of them die while doing their job. Are their lives worth less than those of our soldiers?

And what about teachers, aren't they educating our Canadian youth and therefore making a large contribution to our country? Even some teachers die on their job. Are their lives worth less than those of our soldiers?

We ALL love Canada. We ALL support our troops. If any individual feels the need to express that he's more supportive of one group of Canadians over another with a decal, then sure, go ahead, stick that decal on your car. But does the city really need to put our troops at the top of the "we support" list?

I don't think so. Everybody (or at least most of us) works on a better Canada, and we all sacrifice. Yes, Toronto will keep their decals, but let's hope we learned something from it. Let' s keep things fair and from now on keep ALL decals off our publicly funded institutions. No more problems, guaranteed.

2 comments:

Psychols said...

I agree Erik. What I find particularly irksome about those stickers is that they imply that there are actually a lot of us who don't support the troops.

You have been tagged for a Thinking Blogger Award because your blog is one of five blogs that makes me think.

Erik Abbink said...

Yes, I agree with you too; good point. And thanks for tagging me :)

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