10.23.2009

ignorance abroad

To visitors from Little Green Footballs:

Just because you personally don't know any Americans who have moved to Canada, doesn't mean it isn't being done. In 2006, 11,000 USians emigrated to Canada, and that number continues to increase.

Please note that my partner and I applied to emigrate to Canada in 2003. We didn't care who won the fraudulent 2004 "election". We'd had enough. It takes about two years to go through the Canadian immigration process, thus we moved in 2005.

Through this blog, I hear from dozens - by now, hundreds - of Americans asking advice on how to come to Canada. Sadly, I also hear from so many Americans who desperately want to come to Canada, but don't meet the requirements.

Stay in the US if you like, but don't assume everyone else is. Many people think a country with high-quality health care and equal rights for all is a better place.

8 comments:

West End Bob said...

You tell 'em, L-girl!

There's more of us than they would imagine.

Wait.

Do those people even have imaginations ? ? ? ?

M@ said...

My condolences on your move to Canada. Thanks to LGF, I can now see that you've been secretly appalled at our socialist hell-hole.

Those LGFers certainly are better at reading you guys than the people who know you. And, I suspect, better at it than you yourselves.

Those guys shore am smart!

Nigel Patel said...

I think the two of you are on an exciting adventure. You're immigrants.

Terri said...

Laura,

You can tell them, and tell them again, and then repeat it a third time, but the fact that you put in your paperwork in 2003 and moved in 2005 just doesn't jive with their narrative. See, you moved because you were mad at the reselection of Bush. See how nicely that fits?

I love this blog. We are following your tips, advice and suggestions as we put together our paperwork and head toward Toronto.

Thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog. It's helping more people than you know!

-Terri

L-girl said...

Terri, thank you for telling me that. It makes me very happy. Make sure you look us up after you get settled in.

You're right, it doesn't matter how many times I tell them... but sometimes I like to do it again, just for laughs.

deang said...

You're right, it doesn't matter how many times I tell them

Time to trot out one of my most overused phrases: As someone raised in a right-wing family ...

I can tell you that you'll never get through to them because they value beliefs over facts (and they really seem to believe that everything is a belief, an opinion, or a point of view; in their mind, the word fact is always in quotes).

L-girl said...

People who have survived the other side and lived to tell the tale with their brains intact always have a useful and enlightening perspective.

Cornelia said...

Stay in the US if you like, but don't assume everyone else is. Many people think a country with high-quality health care and equal rights for all is a better place.

Right. And I'm glad you could move to Canada where you like it way better and where grievances are at least not that severe.