During celebrations leading up to Remembrance Day, Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry made remarks on live television questioning immigrants’ dedication to Canadian values.
He specifically saw a stark contrast between people’s celebration of Remembrance Day in rural Canada compared to urban Canada.
After noticing how so few people in downtown Toronto wore poppies—artificial flowers that are sold to raise money for Canadian veterans — Cherry sounded off last Saturday.
You people … love our way of life, you love our milk and honey. At least you could pay a couple of bucks for a poppy. These guys paid for your way of life, the life you enjoy in Canada. These guys paid the biggest price.
After much backlash from angry journalists, political pundits, and viewers, Sportsnet confirmed that Cherry was fired from Hockey Night in Canada on November 11, 2019.
Canadian nationalist Faith Goldy was one of the few people to come to Cherry’s defense.
She tweeted, “Our nation’s love of hockey is, in part, what hurts us. Our eyes affixed to the TV, we do duty, loyalty, and in-group preference in teams as opposed to by country. Don Cherry dared to discuss immigration during a hockey game and got fired. This is the wake up call Canada needs.”
Our nation’s love of hockey is, in part, what hurts us. Our eyes affixed to the TV, we do duty, loyalty, and in-group preference in teams as opposed to by country.
Don Cherry dared to discuss immigration during a hockey game and got fired.
This is the wake up call Canada needs. https://t.co/U1zgg6PFhx
— Faith J Goldy ✝️ (@FaithGoldy) November 11, 2019
Cherry’s remarks may have been abrasive to the politically sensitive, but they open up some uncomfortable questions that must be addressed.
On top of that, there’s also questions about social alienation as large waves of migrants come and effectively displace traditional communities.
Political scientist Robert Putnam’s book Bowling Alone argues that diversity is not a strength and in fact erodes social trust and creates social tension in many communities.
This is important because mass migration is part of the sacred religion of multiculturalism that has taken over the West during the last few decades.
Additionally, Cherry’s firing shows how ingrained outrage mobs are in Western culture. Free speech, no matter how controversial it is, is something that should be embraced by both political actors and civil society.
Once that falls apart, a society is well on the path to PC tyranny.
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Houston Police Allow Abortion Clinic to Operate Despite Texas Courts Ruling Them Non-Essential
On March 30th, a judge ruled that Texas abortion clinics could stay open. This ruling came a few days after the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, deemed abortion servies non-essential.
Since abortions are clearly elective surgeries, the ruling was overturned by a vote of 2-1 in the 5th circuit court of appeals on March 31st. Meaning, the governor’s order stands and abortion clinics must close until non-essential businesses are allowed to open back up.
This hasn’t stopped one abortion clinic in Houston from continuing to kill the unborn.
In a video released on April 1st, via the YouTube channel ‘ProofThatGodExists,’ an abortion clinic in Houston is shown to still be accepting clients.
A couple of pro-life activists are shown in the video standing outside the abortion clinic. Across the street is a police officer, with whom one of the activists eventually talks.
They tell the offiicer that the abortion offices are still seeing clients. The officer acknowledges their concerns and says, “we’ll take care of it.”
A few minutes later, the officer goes to talk to the pro-life activists. The officer informed the activists that he was just there to “keep the peace” and nothing else.
One of the activists again informed the officer of the situation, asking, “Do you know that it’s illegal for them to do abortions today?” The officer replied, “I’m not out here for that.”
The activist then reiterated that he was asking him not why he was there, but if he personally knew of the current order. He wanted to know if the officer was not enforcing because he didn’t know about the order or because his department was choosing to ignore it in this case.
The officer didn’t want to answer directly. So, he again said, “I’m not saying that what you’re saying is wrong…. But that’s not what I’m out here for. I’m out here to keep the peace….”
He then said, “Whoever you need to call to enforce what you’re asking me about…” He was interupted by the second activist, who challenged him, insisting, “When people are breaking the law, we call the police.”
The video continues on with many more women entering the clinic. Eventually the abortion doctor arrived to the clinic, as well.
It’s clear that the clinic is in direct violation of the order that declares abortion services non-essential. Why the Houston police aren’t enforcing the order as it pertains to this particular clinic is still unclear.
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