The full frontal attack on the 2010 Olympic Winter Games by the international media signals one thing and one thing only.
Canada has arrived.
Forced to experience the glow of a vibrant Canadian society, foreign correspondents in Vancouver shrink into imperial poses most appropriate for their grandfather's dusty chessboard.
We are a threat as one example of a successful society to those global elites who view themselves as inherently and eternally most important.
I can't usually think of myself as superior because I'm Canadian.
However, I am now prepared to compromise my humility for Canada to shine golden as a model of much-needed civility in the world.
We must indeed own our glorious podium at the top of the world.