Don Cherry was sacked for his job at Sportsnet for a rant that and the politically correct social avengers. They quickly grasped on the second part his poppy rant, dismissing the first part of Cherrys’ rant to quote. “You know, I was talking to a veteran. I said, ‘I’m not going to run the poppy thing anymore because what’s the sense? I live in Mississauga; nobody wears — very few people wear a poppy. Downtown Toronto, forget it! Downtown Toronto, nobody wears a poppy.”- Don Cherry It is not only in Toronto that a percentage of people are not wearing poppies. What got him into trouble with PC by dismissing the first part they were able to put the spin on the second part meaning immigrants, yet to mention of immigrants was ever said.
“You people love — that come here, whatever it is — you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey,” Cherry said. “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 highest price.” Had Don Cherry used our instead of your, he might have avoided getting canned from Sportsnet.
What people don’t realize is that Don Cherry is probably a few that WWII occurred during his lifetime. Unlike his younger peers who only know of World War II through their history books, Cherry remembers the atrocities and sacrifices that were made because he lived it.
The Cherry case is not the only example of the chill effect. New Brunswick’s former Chief Medical Officer given the boot when she was nearing completion of her report against the use of glyphosate. Several years later, Rod Cumberland was turfed from his professorship at the Maritime College of forestry the now-former Executive Director Gerald Redmond of the college was terminated from his position for supporting Cumberland’s anti glyphosate position.
So what Messages are these giving people? Blogger-Journalist Charles Leblanc, for almost 15 years, went to hell and back because he video recorded the Fredericton City Police betting the hell out of a drunk in front of the former Sweatewaters bar.
In using Lebance as an example, they through him jail, and while there, they cut off his medications. That didn’t shut Leblanc up, so then they tried to nail him with Defamation, to get access to his internet records the Fredericton Police lied to his internet provider, alleging that he was exploiting children for sexual purposes. That failed, so they tried to embarrass him by having to police in plain clothes from the Edmunston Police Force.
During the Occupy Fredericton, people would agree with Occupy’s message. Still, the two typical response were “We agree with you but can’t say anything or will lose my job” or “We agree with you but say anything because in my keep me from getting a job.”
The Cherry, Dr. Cleary, Rod Cumberland Gerald Redmon and Charles Leblanc, they become examples that if you don’t follow the status quo, there will be consequences.
When you combined his first statement and the second statement that reinforces the theory that he was responding emotionally, not rationally, and he opened the doors for attack and gave Sportsnet “la raison d’etre.” They killed two birds with one stone; first, they got rid of the old man because of his age (workaround ageism). The second reason the most dangerous of the “The chill effect,” which is the inhibition or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of natural and legal rights fear of the consequences.”