If you’ve paid any attention to the immigration debate over the last twenty years, then you know that the Left thinks the word “assimilation” is a dirty word. Rather than expecting new citizens to adopt America’s traditions and customs, while bringing the best from their old country, liberals claim they want a multicultural society — not a melting pot.
Yet it is rather apparent that isn’t quite true — what they want is to abolish America’s founding ideals, and instead replace them with radical gender ideology, anti-Judeo-Christian values, and a collectivist society. Individual thinking is not allowed under these new American values. Get in line or get out is the message.
The reaction to Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov’s refusal to wear a rainbow-themed jersey at NHL “pride night” on Tuesday proved that’s the Left’s goal.
Provorov, a practicing Russian Orthodox Christian, chose not to wear the jersey due to his personal beliefs. In turn, the outrage over a man practicing his religion was apoplectic. Demands were imminent that he either don the attire or go back to Russia.
“Ivan Provorov can get on a plane any day he wants, and go back to place a where he feels more comfortable, take less money, and get on with his life that way, ” NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek barked this week.
Hradek wasn’t done. The senior reporter demanded that Provorov adopt the new American values found in the LGBTQ creed.
“And he’s been in North America for a long time. He played in the Western hockey league, he’s now been in Philadelphia for many years,” he lectured. “If it’s that much of a problem for him to, maybe, assimilate into his group of teammates, and community, and here in this country — that’s okay. Listen you can feel any way you want, but the beauty is if it bothers you that much there’s always a chance for you to leave, maybe go back where you feel more comfortable.”
Of course, in doing so, Hradek was telling all Americans that if they don’t believe in radical gender ideology, they don’t belong here.
So, no it isn’t okay in Hradek’s mind if people disagree on that issue. They must pledge fealty to wokeness, or deport themselves.
Provorov, who is Russian but has lived in the U.S. for over a decade, should also go fight in the war in Ukraine, Hradek implied.
“I understand there’s a conflict of sorts going on over there, maybe get involved,” he added.
NHL analyst says on the NHL Network! that if Philly Flyers Provorov doesn’t want to wear a pro-LBGTQ uniform he should leave America, go back to Russia, and fight in the war against Ukraine. The tolerant left! Holy shit: pic.twitter.com/wWLFBy2stC
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 19, 2023
Hradek wasn’t alone. Another reporter wanted the Flyers organization to be fined a million dollars for Provorov’s wrong-think — among other consequences:
UPDATE: Journalists are now crying on air bc Provorov wouldn’t wear a Pride jersey pic.twitter.com/GFfCYQsRYb
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 18, 2023
At this point, you might need a refresher as to what the hockey star said about “pride night.”
“I respect everybody and I respect everybody’s choices,” Provorov stated. “My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion.”
Flyers head coach John Tortorella defended Provy and refused to bench him tonight:
“He’s being true to himself.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 18, 2023
That’s it. For that, the Left wants him to leave the country.
So, no, liberals don’t want a society that respects all religions and beliefs — they want complete submission to the “New American values.” As previously discussed, for the Woke in charge, it is no longer enough to advance the idea that all men are created equal. Loyal American citizens now must push leftist social norms into every crevice of culture — including Russian hockey players. The Left says you must accept the idea that sex-change surgeries, gender confusion, and things that go against your religion should be celebrated.
Hockey reporters aren’t alone in pushing that agenda. America’s State Department is funding drag shows abroad while defending the programs are part of the goal to promote the “U.S. values of diversity and the inclusion of LGBTQI+ communities.”
Of course, the ironic thing is that the Left is unwittingly correct in one regard: The best way for the U.S. to function is to abide by the nation’s motto “E Pluribus Unum,” or out of many one. Having competing cultures within one country, with different ideals and principles and governance and more, ends in turmoil every time.
The only problem is that they don’t want a society based on the U.S.’s historical notion of borders, language, and culture — they want it based on an ever-changing woke ideology. And unlike the old American values, they don’t tolerate anybody who dissents.
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