Monday, January 27, 2020

Don Cherry...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there is something I feel I need to let you know about.

Here is a link, for an article by that is entitled, A response to Don Cherry's firing from a daughter of immigrants

I hope you read the article.  I will share a bit of what was stated (I copied/pasted):

One evening our neighbours came over for dinner. They asked my parents, “Where are you from?”
My father’s response, “We are from Poland, but now we are Canadian.”
It also stated (I copied/pasted):

Political correctness and cancel culture have taken leaps forward while moving us, a free society, backwards. 
People are scared to speak honestly or have different views. Even the slightest amount of patriotism can be construed as racism or white supremacy. 
Don Cherry, 85, has just been fired from Sportsnet where he has been hosting Hockey Night in Canada for 38 years. This may qualify him as a Canadian treasure–but not even a beloved Canadian sports host can escape the outrage culture we live in.
His recent on-air rant about the lack of poppies worn around Toronto in which he used the term “you people” has gotten him canceled. 
What’s even more crazy is that he was fired on Remembrance Day, for defending the poppy and our veterans.  
In 2016, shows that 47 percent of Torontonians are immigrants. And let’s not forget immigrants come from all over the world.
ome on, are we really outraged by him? Or is he a brass old man with such a huge personality he can hardly wear a simple black suit. 
People will search for any miniscule thing to be outraged about so they can shut down anyone that doesn’t follow their PC rules. 
Even then, no one has taken it very seriously–with intention to hurt someone. 
Also, for anyone who knows Cherry well, knows he uses the expression “you people” in his colloquial way of speaking.
“The war is over, we forget about it now. All you people out there [showing your support this week] that’s terrific. If you think anything of it, you’ll do what you should do,” said Cherry in Oct. of 2014.
Again, my parents are immigrants–and they’re white as snow. The most spice they use on their food is salt and pepper. 
Not once did Cherry mention race or colour in what has been dubbed his “anti-immigration rant”.
When I first heard the clip, I didn’t even flinch until someone paused it and said, “He’s in trouble for saying ‘you people’.”
Not only did I roll my eyes I went on my own little rant. 
You people means you people. “You people” meaning the people that come to our great country and don’t assimilate, meaning respect the customs and traditions of this great country. 
The people who want our freedom because they didn’t have it back home yet won’t give a dollar to help our veterans who fought for that freedom. 
The people that love our democracy, our free speech, our freedom to practice their religion but won’t honor the soldiers that made all of that possible. 
Cherry isn’t wrong. What’s wrong is when a Canadian–born or immigrated– doesn’t show the respect that our veterans deserve. 
I can proudly say my immigrant parents wear a poppy. They love this country and are grateful to be here. 

My parents also felt that everyone needed to wear a poppy.

Just like what was created years ago.

Not like what some people think can be changed.

And as a child, I learned to do it... the correct way... that was created to honour Remembrance Day!,

After all, both my parents were in the Canadian army, during WW2.

But, I also need to mention that my grandparents were all from England, Northern Ireland, and Bukovina... that disappeared during WW1 and became Ukraine and Romania... which is in eastern Europe.

So, to me, it was not good that the person from Poland was being nasty to Canada's Canadians like Don Cherry... and to everyone else  who realizes that we need to support veterans and military people, not even just from past wars, but those who work, support and do all they can to protect us... even now.

To me, that person was evil.

Please realize that if I wanted to be evil to her, I could be...but I WON'T be.


God doesn't want us to be evil.

He wants us to be truthful... which is why I am speaking/writing truth.

Thinking about that, made me think of Romans 12:17, "Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.".

Amen!  Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Hopefully, you realize that it could be easy for anyone to treat that person badly, the way she treated Don Cherry.

However, we truly need to be honest... to her and to everyone who refuses to be supportive.

Plus, I believe we need to pray for her... just as I am doing.

If you pray for her, I believe God will bless you.

Thank you!

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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