I was just reading comments about the removal of a Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Victoria because of the reconciliation process of First Nations and I noticed someone commenting that Canadians or Canadiens are not American. Some things are just bewildering to me… I guess they were talking about the U.S. of America. It seems to be a common mistake. I googled it because I thought I was going bonkers again and it’s kind of ridiculous seeing all of those pages asking the question “is America a country?” Turns out I’m not bonkers! How’s aboot that one eh-there bud?! As for the removal of the statue, I can see how both sides might bicker back and forth at each other. Being a white devil I feel terrible about ruining the culture of a people that were completely unique in every way. Our history is pretty ugly! I pray that the debate remains a peaceful one and that we can find reconciliation. I also pray for the safety of the people in our great North American country. No more violence, please! Compromise is a word we should all have on our minds right now. I certainly do not think that removal of the statue is an attempt to erase history, but it is an attempt to recognise the history that we all share as a diverse group of human beings.
Reconciliation Definition: google.
1. the restoration of friendly relations.
2. the act of making one view or belief compatible with another.
Just for fun, here is a list of the Americas. 🙂
USA, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Paraguay, Jamaica, Haiti, Bahamas, Guyana, Aruba, Suriname, Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands, Curaçao, Bermuda, Saint Lucia, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean Netherlands, Sint Maarten, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.