Friday, May 5, 2017

Snowflakes Are Getting Offended By A License Plate

The experience of one Canadian man proved to everyone that liberals are getting offended by the simplest of things. The sensitivity level went overboard when the man's license plate did not even stay long in his car.

After receiving a couple of silly complaints, Manitoba resident Nick Troller was forced to hand over his license plate that read "ASIMIL8," a reference to the Borg from "Star Trek," who assimilate other societies into their own by force. The phrases "we are the Borg" and "resistance is futile" are printed on the license plate's frame.

Troller told CTV Winnipeg that he received a call from someone at the Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) office who told him that two people called the MPI and complained that his license plate was "offensive" to minorities. Troller also stated that he received a letter telling him to immediately "surrender" the license plate.

The dictionary definitions of assimilate include "to absorb into the cultural tradition of a population or group" and "to take into the mind and thoroughly understand."

"We've become way too sensitive," Troller said. "You can't say anything anymore to anybody."

Ry Moran of the Canadian National Center for Truth and Reconciliation disagrees.

"For basically the entirety of this country's history, indigenous peoples have been forcibly assimilated through really extremely destructive means and ways," Moran said. "Words like that, meant or not, have an actual impact on many people."

Unfortunately for Troller, the MPI's decision is not something that can be appealed, so resistance is indeed futile.

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