In today’s age you have to be careful about what you say, who you say it in front of and where you say it. People get offended by the smallest things which shows their true character. A Canadian sportscaster named Don Cherry said a very subtle comment about immigrants and Veterans Day. Don Cherry said, “You people you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that. These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.” This comment had him fired after several decades of dedication to hockey. I am not backing up the comment or going against the troops or dissing immigrants. When asked about the comment, Cherry didn’t hide behind anyone or anything. He admitted to what he said. Cherry stated, “I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers.” In addition to this he stated, “But I said the wrong thing… Everybody. That’s what I meant… When I left that night, nobody said anything. It was the next day that they talked about it and the whole deal. So, that’s the way people want to take it. There’s nothing I can do about it.” Farley’s Castle rarely gets political, especially when it is about Canada. However, this time was different. People need to stop getting so offended and making things such a big deal. I guess sticks and stones may break bones but words will destroy lives and damage careers. I know Don Cherry will be back in full force. You can’t keep Grapes down!

2 responses to “Grapes”

  1. Words matter and so does your character. People make mistakes and, if it isn’t done with malice, then they should be forgiven and we should move on. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated and you will make the world a better place.

    As for Don; he’s going to be okay as it appears he had good intentions, but flawed in communicating them.

    Long live the King!

    PS: I’ll send you my Christmas list next week 😉

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