Illustration by Scott Shields
Written by T. LeMonde
“You people love – they come here, whatever it is – You love our way of life. You love our milk and honey. At least you could pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that. These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada. These guys paid the biggest price.”
On November 9th, senile millionaire, and guy that just won’t shut up, Don Cherry, became the most recent victim** of cancel culture after using his platform to rant about an untrue and fairly unimportant issue concerning Canadian immigrants. Although his tirade was short and swift, and he received much praise from Big Felt Poppy Conglomerates nationwide, various Twitter users were quite displeased with his remarks, resulting in him stepping down from ‘Coach’s Corner’.
(Under normal circumstances, we here at Trump Le Monde, Inc. would pay no mind to such trivial antics, and focus solely on the important(?) issues, but whatever. We’re hopping on the Facebook meme train! Plus it further emphasizes the idea that TV personalities are hollow creatures incapable of feeling much of anything, let alone empathy.
But I digress…
Despite his use of the phrase “you people”, a generalized phrase laced with bigotry, some have still placed him on a pedestal to be immortalized as a national treasure and martyr of sorts.
However, beyond the bigotry lies another issue; a misguided sense of national pride and respect for the army that can only come from privilege and close-mindedness.
But can we really expect much else from a man who once said that Canada has become the “garbage can of the world”, due to its immigration laws and whom they allow into the country?
It would seem the answer is, unsurprisingly, ‘no’.
Fuck you, Don Cherry.
**Since leaving Hockey Night in Canada, Don has appeared on multiple news outlets, including FOX News and Global News, gained the support of various pundits including Tucker Carlson and Faith Goldy, and is an 85 year old millionaire. He’s doing just fine.