“The Most Honest 3 Minutes in Television” could apply in Canada.
These are the first two words that come to mind after watching this clip from the beginning of the series Newsroom, which takes place in a student forum where a young student asks the question, “Can you tell us why America is the greatest country in the world?”
After the standard sugar dripping ‘pat’ answers from the first two panelists, Ed Begley Jr.’s character launches into an insightful and impassioned monologue illustrating why America is no longer the greatest country in the world, and using Canada as one example of countries that are great, with similar (if not better) standards and freedoms.
You must hear his point about what America is the greatest at, because Canada is quickly following in America’s footsteps. You only have to look at the culture in poverty stricken areas and cultures, cities, corporations and governments to realize we’re not far behind and catching up fast.
Canada needs to heed this (scripted or not, it’s true) and take steps to avoid the same fate.