Canadian officials demand surrender of Star Trek Fan’s license plate for being offensive.
A Canadian man’s license plate can forget about living long and prospering.
After receiving multiple 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.
“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.
Notice how at first is says that “multiple complaints” were received when in fact only “two” complaints were received. Apparently all it takes in Canada is two complaints from overly sensitive snowflakes and you’re stripped of something you enjoy. Sadly, it will or has happened here in America too.