One Canadian’s scathing letter to Americans is causing quite the uproar here in the states. The article was published via the Detroit Free Press after the author, Richard Brunt, wrote in to the editor in November of 2014.
A year and a half later, that letter is still making the rounds on the internet, and being used by Democrats as a means of advertising liberal issues. Republicans are furious, as per the usual, which backfired when all the buzz surrounding it caused this open letter to Americans to become a mass published piece of writing that is inspiring and angering people around the globe.
Below is a transcription of the letter:
“Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.”
“America is leading the world once again and respected internationally ? in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.”
“So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.”
“When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?”
-Richard Brunt of Victoria, British Columbia
Brunt is now speaking out about his decision to send the letter to the Detroit Free Press, saying that it wasn’t a strategic move that he ever thought would blow up in this way. Brunt said this about this beautiful accident:
“And I just typed it up and pressed send and I thought maybe a dozen or two people would see it. (Then) I got a call from a friend in Washington, DC who said, ‘Do you know your letter is everywhere?’”
Brunt also answered the widely asked question, why would a Canadian care about what goes on in American politics. To which Brunt responded:
“we’re all affected by American politics.”
“What happens in the U.S., it might be even more effective than the Canadian elections. We’re up against some pretty serious obstacles here and Stephen Harper isn’t doing anything about it.”
Brunt says he may be speaking out about the upcoming presidential election in America:
“I might weigh in again before the next election and try to get some response before people go to the polls.”
Brunt says that even though his has become this internet superstar, he is never recognized on the streets:
“Nobody cares too much, I think. It must have been a slow news day.”
Or, perhaps you just spoke to people’s hearts, Mr. Brunt.