Thursday, July 7, 2011
Don Cherry Should Stick to Hockey and Stay Out of Politics
My right-wing followers keep sending me links to Sun TV and to articles by right-wing columnists, but this interview with Don Cherry on Fox News North just makes me incredibly sad.
This is so beneath him.
I have mentioned the wonderful memory we have of Cherry, when my kids were young, but since he's entered the political arena, I find it hard to remember that he is a kind man.
My son ran into him recently at Canadian Tire, spotting him in line, looking nervous. He didn't recognize him at first, because he said he looked like a little old man. No one appeared to notice or care and he went through the line without so much as a wave or a nod.
So my son followed him out to the parking lot to say hello and noticing that he was wearing a Tampa Bay Lightening hat asked "what, no Boston Bruins"? Cherry laughed and said "No. I'm not going to jump on that bandwagon".
They shook hands and when my son told me that, I wondered if Don Cherry knew that he had just shaken the hand of a "left-wing pinko". Because like me, my son cares about things like poverty and homelessness, and worries about the impact of the ignorance revolution.
I love Brian Lilley's introduction, referencing an article from the Toronto "red" Star. Yes, the Star, that communist rag. What a goof. This from a station that, if you look at about the one minute mark, announced underneath that the new cabinet would be "nameded" today.
Instead of bashing "pointy headed academics", they might want to take a few spelling lessons.
One of my favourite Youtube channels is that of The Young Turks, and they also cover the ignorance of the new right. Discussing Pat Buchanan, and Harper mentor Peter Brimelow, at about the three minute mark, you'll see that these "white nationalists" also suffer from a brain cell deficiency.
They almost make Don Cherry's "multiculturalism baloney", "left-wing pinkos" and "these types of people" sound intelligent. And "university professors who have never worked a day in their life"? Where is that coming from?
Cherry's brother, Dick, who was my children's elementary school principal, is the total opposite of his brother. Quiet, intelligent and caring. I wonder what he's thinking now?
Had I been in that line-up at Canadian Tire, I probably would have just ignored this outrageous character, afraid of what I might say to him. I prefer to keep the fond memories.