October 01, 2017

Star’s “discrimination and identity” columnist condemns Stanley Cup champs for White House visit

David MenziesMission Specialist

The Golden State Warriors are being hailed by the Left for snubbing Donald Trump’s invite to the White House while the Pittsburgh Penguins are being condemned for doing the RIGHT thing by accepting the President’s invitation.

This was the slant of a Toronto Star column entitled: “Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Should Reconsider Meeting Trump”, penned by “discrimination and identity” columnist, Shree Paradkar, who said in part:

“In times of great moral crisis, John Kennedy liked to say, ‘the hottest places in hell’ are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality. That threat of heat apparently failed to melt the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins when they took a stand against racial justice on Sunday by claiming not to take any.”

For the left, everything comes down to race even though Trump has never played the race card in his justified abhorrence of those NFL players who “take a knee” during the anthem.

But, if racial injustice does exist in America, how is this suddenly Trump’s fault?

He’s been President for nine months – not eight years like the other guy. Did racial injustice suddenly emerge after the inauguration in January?

This selective condemnation brings to mind when the Left went postal over libertarian and goaltender for the 2011 Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins, Tim Thomas’ refusal to show up to the White House to meet President Obama.

Howls of outrage erupted over that no-show, yet those same leftists are now praising the entire Warriors team for committing the same sin. And they’re clamouring for the Penguins to follow suit.

What happened to the notion of sport as a force for unity, something that can bring us together despite one’s political viewpoint?

By accepting an invitation to the White House, a team honours both the office and the nation. How sad that even this gracious gesture is politicized by an ever-divisive Left.

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commented 2017-10-02 14:57:32 -0400
Toronto: old Mohawk word meaning, “lots of big papoose with wet diapers”
commented 2017-10-02 06:42:15 -0400
Liberalism = mental disorder.
commented 2017-10-02 01:23:15 -0400
REALLY? Did all this stuff suddenly happen under Trump? Sorry progressives blame the last president for all he did to make the lives of blacks worse, and he did nothing about true justice. At least Kapernick did his protesting when Obama was in power, unlike the rest of you clowns who suddenly wanted to make a point aimed at the wrong person.
commented 2017-10-01 22:18:10 -0400
toronto star..pheff..go run and whine to your sugar daddy you Political whores…
commented 2017-10-01 21:28:43 -0400
Probably the same moron who vilified Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins who declined to meet Obama at the White House, more anti Trump BS. He should stick to covering Indian Cricket.
commented 2017-10-01 20:50:03 -0400
Yes how to go Star, what we need is more polarizing politics. Seeing how your Canuk Pravda is too big to line the cat box and too small to start a fire, there really is no useful purpose for it at all.
commented 2017-10-01 18:41:34 -0400
The name of the author says it all to me.
commented 2017-10-01 18:31:08 -0400
One cannot say it often enough:
Liberalism is a mental disorder…and getting worse!
commented 2017-10-01 17:17:43 -0400
Ron Voss, I kinda’ like “bibbles”.
commented 2017-10-01 16:06:50 -0400
Boggles not bibbles..
commented 2017-10-01 16:05:59 -0400
In the words of Juneau-Katsuya it bibbles the mind that people even subscribe to the Toronto Red Star!
commented 2017-10-01 14:52:43 -0400
Trudeau wants to own the media using our money. There’s not a chance that he won’t bail them out. He’s not using his money, and he wants to tell us peasants what we can and can’t do and what we are allowed to think and to say.
commented 2017-10-01 13:59:13 -0400
The Toronto Star can blow it out their ass. All those years of demanding mandatory helmets and shields and banning fighting and other ideas on making the game more politically correct and it is even more dangerous and violent, particularly at the US NCAA level.
commented 2017-10-01 13:32:14 -0400
The Toronto Star is nothing more than a Marxist Broadsheet, on par a with Comic Books, designed for young children.
commented 2017-10-01 13:23:51 -0400
Divisive left are lunatics!