Have we as a country grown up? Well Lorne Gunter thinks we might have.
" Will our success at the Winter Olympics cure us of our national inferiority complex? God, I hope so.
Military historians have argued that Canada became a nation on the slopes of Vimy Ridge in France, when, in 1917, all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together for the first time and overwhelmed a massive German stronghold most thought unconquerable. Perhaps, then, in the not-too-distant future, our nation will be seen to have become fully grown up and cast off its adolescent obsession with cultural engineering on the slopes of Whistler and Cypress Mountain and the ice surfaces of Vancouver and Richmond."
I sense the success that was achieved through these games, the patriotism that is sweeping the country may be a lasting thing. Our country has now become an adult. Our inferiority complex is gone, mediocrity is dead. We no longer have to keep apologizing for everything. As Canadians, we can be responsible independent individuals. We don't need to be babysat by government. We don't need the pablum the MSM feeds us. We can think and do for ourselves.
Now, we just need to get our politicians and the MSM to grow up and become adults. How do we go about doing that? Any ideas?