Man Told To Turn In His “Offensive” Vanity License Plate After ONE Complaint – by Robert Gehl
Snowflakes are determined to make sure that almost every word in the English language is offensive to someone, somewhere.
It will be so bad that even inconsequential references to Star Trek will be forbidden in the new language.
Like the word “Assimilate.”
The science-fiction fan and Winnipeg, Manitoba, resident Nick Troller had “ASIMIL8” as a license plate for almost two years. To add to the Star Trek theme, he added a license plate frame bearing the phrases “WE ARE THE BORG” and “RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.”
One complaint. But since leftists and crystalline liberals are offended by the reference to “assimilation,” Troller has been ordered to surrender his license plate.
“I’m very disappointed that they’re going to take my plate away from me. I struggled to figure it out and, I don’t know, it’s not very good. I’m upset and hurt,” Troller told the CBC.
Apparently, Manitoba’s Public Insurance agency – which doles out the plates – received a complaint. One complaint.
National Post: Winnipeg Star Trek fan has license plate — ASIMIL8 — revoked for ‘offensive’ message
CBC News: Star Trek-themed ‘ASIMIL8’ vanity plate insensitive, has to go: Manitoba Public Insurance
Toronto Sun: Winnipeg Star Trek fan’s ‘ASIMIL8’ license plate deemed offensive
Troller said it took him months to think of a unique plate that honored the Star Trek franchise that would still fit within the seven-character limit.
He doesn’t understand why he has to turn it in.
‘Hurting Other People’ “They said that it was hurting other people and I didn’t understand why because looking at the plate, and being a fan of the TV show Star Trek, I don’t see anything there that would hurt anybody. If you were a fan you would understand it,” said Troller.
He argues the plate is a reference to the Borg, a villainous alien race that threatened Star Trek heroes with the phrase, “You will be assimilated.”
But some are offended, apparently.
Ry Moran, from the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation, insists the word “assimilate” is too offensive to be on a license plate.
“For basically the entirety of this country’s history, indigenous peoples have been forcibly assimilated through really extremely destructive means and ways,” he says.
“Words like that, meant or not, have an actual impact on many people.”
Twitter responds: Social Media had little patience for Canada’s Orwellian future.
We are MPI.
Your creativity and human distinctiveness will be subsumed into our bureaucracy. Resistance is futile.https://t.co/oBn8x7MGJk
— Robson Fletcher (@CBCFletch) April 29, 2017
— Cy Cyril (@cyril0) April 30, 2017
Now you are not allowed to be a trekkie? Oh my, such a weak world we live in! https://t.co/tvxJK6G0RK
— Kelly (@sweetdivakells) April 30, 2017
#asimil8 Bcz God forbid any1 suggst that U actually asimil8 in2 the culture of the country U've chosen 2 live or seek refuge in. God, no.
— James Cole (@somesunpossible) April 29, 2017