You know that stereotype that all Canadian people are nice?
Well, it ain’t true. Duh.
Just like other humans around the planet – from Americans to Ugandans to Indians, the Chinese, Australians and the French – aren’t always nice, neither are Canadians. Humans never are.
Sorry if this shatters your world view, but we have proof of this thanks to a letter written by some Canadian living in Ontario.
Sent to the grandmother of an autistic child, who watches her grandson over summer days, the letter has since gone viral and been picked up by Yahoo! News. It’s addressed to “the lady living at this address,” signed by “One pissed off mother!!!!*” and reads, in part, like this:
“I also live in this neighbourhood and have a problem!!!! You have a kid that is mentally handicapped and you consciously decided that it would be a good idea to live in a close proximity neighgbourhood like this???? You selfishly put your kid outside everyday and let him be a nothing but a nuisance and a problem to everyone else with that noise polluting whaling he constantly makes!!! That noise he makes when he is outside is DREADFUL!!!!!!!!!! It scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!!!!!”
For all I know, the complaint itself might very well be valid. But even so, there is absolutely no reason to get as nasty about the issue as this Canadian woman does:
“Crying babies, music and even barking dogs are normal sounds in a residential neigbourhood!!!!! He is not!!!!!!!!!!!! He is a nuisance to everyone and will always be that way!!!!!! Who the hell is going to care for him????????? No employer will hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him and you are not going to live forever! [T]hey should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science. What the hell else good is he to anyone!!!! You had a retarded kid, deal with it… properly!!!!!!”
“Properly!!!!!!,” apparently means living “in a trailer in the woods or something with your wild animal kid.” Either that, One pissed off mother specifies, “or do the right thing and… euthanize him!!! Either way, we are ALL better off.”
Not very nice, right?
Yeah, I didn’t think so either.
In One pissed off mother’s defense, she does have a point according to today’s Western definition of morality. I mean, if we can kill off unborn babies because they’re nuisances, why not “deal with” “a retarded kid” “properly” for the sake of some peace and quiet?
If one makes sense, then we at least should start considering the other.