I just found out that a guy I'd never heard of before, Bruce Allen, is on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Committee. Well, actually he's on the ceremony planning committee, but in any case, there are apparently quite a few people who want him off that committee. Why? Because he has said some things that those people found offensive.
If you have no idea who Bruce Allen is, that's probably means you're not Canadian. Apparently, he manages musicians, and is on the radio. But that's not really what this article is about.
This article is about an email about Bruce Allen that's apparently been making the rounds in some circles. Essentially, the email claims that the things Bruce Allen said had to do with a call for the Canadian National Anthem to be sung in Hindi at the Vancouver Olympics. But that never happened. Bruce Allen did say some things that pissed a lot of people off, including a comment saying that immigrants should "shut up and fit in."
But rather than deal with those comments, he author of the email simply took another email, which was also a load of BS, and changed a few details to make it Canadianized, and then sent it out to see how many idiots would buy it. Apparently at least one did, because he republished that email here on Gather.
While this kind of thing isn't funny, I couldn't help but laugh when one of the reasons given for refusing to allow the Canadian national anthem to be sung in Hindi was because it was written in English and should be sung in English. The problem is that O Canada was originally written in French!
So when I wrote a comment pointing out that the information in the Gather article was a bunch of lies, the response from the author was "never let the facts get in the way of a good story" and "you're all a bunch of ass kissers". The author said the story in the email didn't really matter, because the point he was trying to get across was that "[t]oday's immigrants feel they can come over here and we have to kiss their ass."
In addition to our fellow Gatherer's displeasure with immigrants' attitudes, he has said that he's aware of Bruce Allen's comments, and he agrees with them. It seems that in Allan Janssen's opinion, people who choose to immigrate to Canada should all "shut up and fit in" like he and his parents did when they moved there.
Allan apparently didn't like the fact that I called him a liar and an ignorant bigot, so he has "blocked" me by removing one of my comments:
"The Point (in a nutshell) was that "Immigrants used to come here and try to learn their obligations to be good citizens. Today the first thing an immigrant wants to know is what their "rights" are! Big difference in attitude."
If that's the point you wanted to make, it might help if you back it up with something besides a big pack of idiotic lies.
"Since you only seems interested in causing trouble and acting like the moral police for gather I just simply block you and then you can bug somebody else since that seems to be your purpose here."
Looks to me like you're only interested in causing trouble by lying and acting like an ignorant bigot, but you go ahead and do all the blocking you think will help you spread your lies and bigotry, then you do what you think you've got to do. It doesn't worry me.
I guess I should consider myself "blocked."