I think I’ve been too hard on the American contingent at World Youth Day. Since my last entry, I’ve paid particular attention to the groups of participants, and I’ve seen flags for Chile, Germany, Poland, Mexico, and Sweden. I suppose the environment is a bit like the Olympics and people are representing their countries. I overreacted. Being next door to the U.S. has given us Canadians a certain sensitivity to American patriotism at its worst, but I do feel that the Americans have as much right as anyone else in Toronto this week to show us where they’re from.