Let's bring this down to terms that even the stupid Canadian might (dare I hope) understand.
America has 300 million people.
Suppose you drove into a small American village with 300 people.
You hire a guide to take you through this little town and explain it to you.
Your guide tells you that in this town of 300, about 200 people own a gun. He adds that about 40 people have a serious drug or alcohol problem and that most of them own guns.
He also explains that 40 people in the town are black and that 60 percent of them are in families on welfare with only a mother. Nobody knows where the fathers are.
He tells you that 45 people are Hispanics, but about half of them are illegal immigrants so they work for starvation wages for the rich people in town..
Then he explains that about 10 people are recent immigrants from all over the world, and a few hate his little town for its freedom. He adds that 20 per cent of the people in town hate the immigrants.
At the end of the tour, you arrive at the town jail. So you ask him how many people are in jail.
He says "one".
You reply " But how can you possibly live in the dysfunctional town and only one out of 300 people are in jail?'
And there, dumbfuck Canadians, is what we don't understand.
One out of 300 Americans are in jail at any given time.
One out of 300 is a miracle. It is a wonder that 20 million Americans aren't in jail.
Of course, we are far ahead of them.
To get a better idea of our righteousness, visit Toronto's north east black ghetto, Regina on a Saturday night, Vancouver's downtown eastside. or an Aboriginal reservation near you.