Vancouver-Bashing Golden For Canada

Tyler NasmithContributor IFebruary 17, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 12:  A snowboarder flies thru the Olympic Rings during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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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.