(Big League Politics) – 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.
Cherry’s remarks may have been abrasive to the politically sensitive, but they open up some uncomfortable questions that must be addressed.
Mass migration has become one of the most polarizing issues in the West due to a wide-range of concerns ranging from security to economic impact.
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.