I Know That Stereotypes Are Bad, but ………

I was just listening to NPR, and they were talking about the Canada Day celebrations, which is a big deal because this is the sesquicentennial (150th year) since the founding of the Canadian Confederation.

There was a mention of security precautions being taken, and mention was made of an, “Elite Canadian Anti-terrorism Unit,” (This would probably be JTF2) being on alert as a precaution. (No mention of any specific threats.)

I know that this is rank stereotyping, but the image that came into my head was of a bunch of guys in cardigans apologizing profusely.

This is clearly an inaccurate characterization of Canadian soldiers in general, but the image remains in my head.

Does this make me a bad person?


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