Readers have had many good theories on this. Nick, who is also emigrating, says it's the ultimate separation from group-think, and that people are envious that they could never do such a thing. Crabletta says they are insecure. Rob points out the sentimentality many Americans have about the US, an attitude Canadians - although justifiably proud of their country - don't share. Galileo reminds us of the cognitive dissonance inherent in their hypocrisy. G wants to spray them all with Stupid-B-Gone! All these things are true, and there are probably more good theories in earlier posts that I didn't find.
Speaking of cognitive dissonance, one person who I had to ask to stop emailing me was fixated on the expression, "So one of you is finally acting on 'Love It Or Leave It'!" But, um, LIORLI is your expression. I (obviously) have never believed in that fascist, non-democratic slogan. And if this is what you want - if my leaving makes you happy - why are you bombarding me with hateful emails?
Wait - one more, I can't resist. I got a comment from the foul-mouthed soccer poster - the one who called me a slut, bitch, etc. He says, in part:
Holy fucking shit, this again? Listen nobody fucking cares if you move to the northern wasteland, it's just that you keep pushing this god damn shit in our face. First you start this website about moving to Canada and then you go fishing for reaction at Bill Archer's guestbook on bigsoccer.This is hilarious! I started this blog in July 2004. Last week, someone (not this loser) linked to it on a soccer site - I saw it in my Statcounter list of referrers - and was wondering if it was a parody. I posted to assure them that it was no parody, someone flamed me, and hence we have "fishing for reaction". He said a bunch of other nasty and inaccurate things, but this representative sample is enough. The curious thing is why he is reading? Goddess knows I wouldn't read his blog.