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Guy Insults Canada, But This Girl Defends It With Some Truth Bombs That Get Over 1M Likes And Retweets
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Guy Insults Canada, But This Girl Defends It With Some Truth Bombs That Get Over 1M Likes And Retweets

Canada is awesome. I know it. You know it. But one internet user obviously didn’t because he started insulting it. Twitter user fredsonora called Canadians moose-fornicators and even insulted their ham and curling! Those were some very low blows.

Luckily, Twitter user Sharlene, who goes by the moniker sfergs_, was there to step in to defend Canada. And she did this by explaining why it is one of the best countries in the world. The spat on Twitter occurred after Sharlene exclaimed that she was incredibly glad that her parents emigrated to Canada instead of the United States; fredsonora didn’t like that one bit, so he proceeded to verbally attack Canada.

Now, before proceeding any further, I’d like to say that I like Canada and the United States equally: I appreciate the former’s well-mannered people and stunning frigid landscape, and the latter’s passion for innovation and incredible national parks. Both countries have their pros and cons. However, emotions can get a bit heated where nationalities are concerned, and this ‘feud’ on Twitter is a perfect example of this.

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One Twitter user said she was glad her family emigrated to Canada

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But somebody didn’t like that one bit and insulted Canada in the worst way possible

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But the original poster stood up for Canada and explained why it’s an awesome country to live in

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Sharlene was on the warpath when she listed what she thinks are the reasons Canada is ‘better’ than the US. The Twitter user highlighted that one of the biggest positives the country has is free healthcare which she contrasted with the situation in the US.

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The woman noted that Canada isn’t perfect…

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…and she stated that her goal wasn’t to make fun of Americans

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However, the woman mentioned that Canada is far from perfect and she noted that her goal wasn’t to make Americans feel bad. Sharlene’s thread was wildly successful, getting more than 831,000 likes and being retweeted over 185,000 times.

Naturally, Canada is well known for its moose, ham, and curling, but that’s not all. The Top Tens writes that Canada is best known for several other things, chief among them being maple syrup, the Niagara Falls, and the tendency for Canadians to use the word ‘eh?’

Canada is also known as one of the safest countries in the world and the second-largest country in the world by area. And what is that area populated by? Incredibly friendly folks who are amazing at curling.

Here’s how people reacted to the Twitter spat

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Shira Reinberg
Community Member
2 years ago

Medical care is not technically free. Nothing is free. Where does she think the money is coming from, thin air? It's called taxes and Canadians are taxed at a much higher rate than Americans...I have to agree about medication though. It really shouldnt be so expensive

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

Europeans are also taxed at higher rates. When my parents sat down with mom's American cousins to compare what they got for their money, the American relatives turned from outrage at the thought of my parents being allowed to keep so little of the earnings to disbelief at how it was possible that so much was covered. Healthcare in the USA is more expensive than anywhere else in the world. To me, it means that some sectors in America reap oversized profits, and that a lot of people are ruined financially or even die before their time because of it. I honestly do not understand why Americans accept this.

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Carson Skjerdal
Community Member
2 years ago

While Canada is pretty amazing, it is not without it's serious faults. As with any country. That being said I could name at least 10 countries I would move to before the states.

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 years ago

Serious faults of Canada: Prime Minister who doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground (broken/unfulfilled electoral promises, lack of transparency, Liberal Party dissension, cultural appropriation...); Open door immigration policy (which is causing a widespread loss of Canadian identity); Public Healthcare ("free" healthcare does not exist - we pay for it with higher taxes. Often times those who require life saving surgeries/treatments are left waiting for months or years due to overcrowding at hospitals, lack of medical professionals, etc.); Electoral system - our method of indirect voting is ineffective. We are essentially required to vote for our local Member of Parliament in order to elect a new Prime Minister (but what if you can't stand your local MLA? Tough shit.); CENSORSHIP - Under Trudeau's regime we have seen the integration of "Hate Speech" laws, as well as gender identification laws, which effectively limit our right to free speech and thought... I could go on & on.

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AlphaPuck
Community Member
2 years ago

Hi.... dual citizen here. Most of the tweets contain half truths. Just sayin...

Troux
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, this seems like the sort of person I call "faux woke," who has read a bunch of scare news that's skewed to generate a click, then further skewed it herself to make a point. Is it worth making ACTUAL issues look like fairy tales, just so you can get Twitter points? "Hahahah you all suck" is not a productive argument.

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Shira Reinberg
Community Member
2 years ago

Medical care is not technically free. Nothing is free. Where does she think the money is coming from, thin air? It's called taxes and Canadians are taxed at a much higher rate than Americans...I have to agree about medication though. It really shouldnt be so expensive

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

Europeans are also taxed at higher rates. When my parents sat down with mom's American cousins to compare what they got for their money, the American relatives turned from outrage at the thought of my parents being allowed to keep so little of the earnings to disbelief at how it was possible that so much was covered. Healthcare in the USA is more expensive than anywhere else in the world. To me, it means that some sectors in America reap oversized profits, and that a lot of people are ruined financially or even die before their time because of it. I honestly do not understand why Americans accept this.

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Carson Skjerdal
Community Member
2 years ago

While Canada is pretty amazing, it is not without it's serious faults. As with any country. That being said I could name at least 10 countries I would move to before the states.

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 years ago

Serious faults of Canada: Prime Minister who doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground (broken/unfulfilled electoral promises, lack of transparency, Liberal Party dissension, cultural appropriation...); Open door immigration policy (which is causing a widespread loss of Canadian identity); Public Healthcare ("free" healthcare does not exist - we pay for it with higher taxes. Often times those who require life saving surgeries/treatments are left waiting for months or years due to overcrowding at hospitals, lack of medical professionals, etc.); Electoral system - our method of indirect voting is ineffective. We are essentially required to vote for our local Member of Parliament in order to elect a new Prime Minister (but what if you can't stand your local MLA? Tough shit.); CENSORSHIP - Under Trudeau's regime we have seen the integration of "Hate Speech" laws, as well as gender identification laws, which effectively limit our right to free speech and thought... I could go on & on.

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AlphaPuck
Community Member
2 years ago

Hi.... dual citizen here. Most of the tweets contain half truths. Just sayin...

Troux
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, this seems like the sort of person I call "faux woke," who has read a bunch of scare news that's skewed to generate a click, then further skewed it herself to make a point. Is it worth making ACTUAL issues look like fairy tales, just so you can get Twitter points? "Hahahah you all suck" is not a productive argument.

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