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    Don Cherry Rants on Immigrants; Fired by Sportsnet

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    I thought he was ranting about unappreciative Canadians
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    He's not going to figure out that we aren't really a country anymore, just put him out to pasture before they destroy his legacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I thought he was ranting about unappreciative Canadians
    He is, but he doesn't get it. People that move here, by the hundred thousands, from other locales don't care about what happened here 100 years ago, they have their own histories and that's totally fine. What's important is that my home value continues to rise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    He's not going to figure out that we aren't really a country anymore, just put him out to pasture before they destroy his legacy.
    LOL. He's not the victim here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    LOL. He's not the victim here.
    Who is the victim?

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    The immigrant/non-white communities and persons he denigrates on a nearly weekly basis.
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    Canada isn't the US. It's always funny when Americans project their issues on us. There's no poor immigrants in Canada, they're not an underclass in this country, far far from it.

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    This has nothing to do with wealth. It has to do with the us-versus-them mentailty he projects, which dogwhistles the same racist tropes as actual racism, making it, if not actual racism, indistinguishable from it.

    "You people," being the main culprit here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    Canada isn't the US. It's always funny when Americans project their issues on us. There's no poor immigrants in Canada, they're not an underclass in this country, far far from it.
    because you pick who can come lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    because you pick who can come lol
    Yes, and we pick wealthy applicants, full stop.

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    So because they're wealthy (or not poor), they're immune to racist dogwhistling?
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    Racism is prejudice plus power. You can't be racist if the people you're talking about have power.

    Sorry, these are the rules. I only asked they're applied evenly.

    Why is it that pointing out the flaws of wipepo and applying them to the group, as a whole, is perfectly socially acceptable, is that racism? It's everywhere.

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    https://www.thebeaverton.com/2019/11...racism-policy/

    lol

    Like I said, he has to be put to pasture.

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    As an immigrant and a son of immigrants, i agree with Don the bum

    This is not about racism, its about respect and appreciation.

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    An old guy is angry/out of touch. Not shocking. "Put him out to pasture" is right. He's nothing more than a sideshow at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    As an immigrant and a son of immigrants, i agree with Don the bum

    This is not about racism, its about respect and appreciation.
    And there's a growing lack of respect and appreciation, especially amongst young people today. Quite scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    And there's a growing lack of respect and appreciation, especially amongst young people today. Quite scary.
    There are other words that come to mind before "scary".

    Unfortunate
    Sad
    Infuriating
    Disgusting

    "Fear" is not really part of the conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    There are other words that come to mind before "scary".

    Unfortunate
    Sad
    Infuriating
    Disgusting

    "Fear" is not really part of the conversation.
    You can call it what you want. I agree with all of those words as descriptions as well. I think there's a lot to lose when a growing populace begins to lack respect and appreciation for what others have sacrificed in order for them to live good lives. A lack of respect for fellow people comes with deterioration of society as a whole.

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    Don Cherry Rants on Immigrants; Sportsnet Apologizes (Again)

    Iím not sure how wearing a red ribbon makes anyone more patriotic or more understanding than ďthoseĒ who donít. i.e., I put $ in the Veteranís fundraising can every time I see one but donít take the poppy on a wire. I also say, ďThank you for your service.Ē Why? I donít want the poppy and donít hang it from my car mirror or whatever you do with it. I also donít need to feel validated in my support by displaying a ribbon.

    I think where Don went off the rails is how he chastised those not willing to wear a ribbon. Listen carefully and you might hear him directing his anger there and not necessarily at unappreciative immigrants. Hey, Iím not apologizing for him as heís still an ass. I just think the argument for and against this entire topic is misplaced.

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