Friday, December 06, 2019

Let's Look at some Freedoms.

 On Remembrance Day, its greatest upholder, that 'Archie Bunker', Don Cherry, was fired as commentator for Hockey Night in Canada owing to his intemperate and racist comments.

 Cherry was upset at not seeing enough people from non Anglo-Saxon backgrounds wearing poppies. 

To quote, ''I live in Mississauga, nobody wears, very few people wear a poppy. Downtown Toronto, forget it, nobody wears a poppy. Now you go to the small cities and you know the rows and rows, you people love - that come here, whatever it is you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple of bucks for a poppy or something like that. These guys paid for your way of that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the highest price.'' 

This was too much for CBC and Rogers owned Sportsnet to tolerate, especially considering the loss of a big non AngloSaxon audience, hence Cherry got the boot. 

Many I've spoken too agree with him, but fail to see the hypocrisy in extolling, by inference, democracy and demanding people buy something which should be a personal decision.

 Let’s look at some of the freedoms we enjoy in the society that Cherry and his kind admire; like the freedom to be exploited, unemployed, homeless, starving, fighting and killing in your bosses interest, and even the freedom to laugh when one of its biggest apologists makes an ass out of himself.

Canadian Comrades.

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