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Monday, March 26, 2007

Separate Like Hell. Let's Kick Em Out!

This guest post is aimed primarily at Canadians, but if you live in a country where there is a sizable minority who are always bitching and complaining and wanting more perks, then this might ring a few bells for you as well.

I don't particularly like the French anyways and I sure don't like how they hold the rest of the country to ransom over threats of Separation.

These guys can't accept the fact that they lost the war between England and France hundreds of years ago and if I had my way they wouldn't leave...... we would kick them out.

Just to be fair, I say give them Labrador and we will take the "South Shore" so that there is a connection with our Maritime Provinces!

Guest Post By JOHN GLEESON - Quebec Exasperation

Like most Canadians, I was trying not to think about it.

Why get burned up over something you can't do anything about?

Then came the request last week from our colleagues at Le Journal de Montreal. They wanted to plant some fireworks, so they were asking pundits from their sister papers outside Quebec to file 100 words each on Quebec's federal budget windfall, in particular the $700 million Premier Jean Charest says will be used to give every Quebec family a $750 personal tax cut.

In my short submission, I described the budget largess targeted to Quebec as "simply one more brick in the wall that divides us." I added: "It will do nothing to dispel the current view of Quebec in these parts as 'the spoiled brat of Confederation.'"

I even went so far as to define "spoiled brat" and wound up: "Stephen Harper, whose Ontario roots show more every day he spends in the capital, is now in lockstep with the 'establishment' federal parties which have made pandering to Quebec's interests a national faux-survival sport."

Bitter-sounding as it was, there was so much I left out.

Like the fact that this pandering by our federal government (usually headed by a Quebecer) has been going on while Anglos in Quebec were being driven out by legislation and regulations designed for that very purpose, in effect laying waste to one of Canada's oldest ethnic minorities.

Or the fact that official bilingualism is now recognized in "the rest of Canada" as little more than a highly efficient means to place as many francophone Quebecers into as many federal government jobs as possible -- especially the really good ones in Ottawa.

Or the fact that it makes no sense to load up our federal civil service with Quebecers at a time when residents of that province continue to elect politicians whose stated aim is to secede from Canada.

Or the fact that no one is buying the "you'd better bribe us, how dare you bribe us?" routine. It's gotten really stale.

But most of all I left out the fact -- and it's not easy to articulate -- that a sad lot of Canadians are beyond tired, way past exasperated, and truly and without jest sick to their stomachs at the very mention of Quebec.

That's the one you really don't want to let out of the bag.

The shame of it is, Quebec is a jewel. Not many Canadians know that the most celebrated U.S. historian of the 19th century, Francis Parkman, devoted virtually his entire academic life to writing a seven-volume history of New France. It's an epic story that should be an endless source of Canuck pride, yet most Canucks couldn't care less.

Just as they couldn't care less about next year's big 400th birthday celebration in Quebec City. All they'll want to know is, "How much are we paying for it?"

That's what it's come down to. They don't want us, just our money. We don't want them, just our country.

Canadians have been conditioned to keep their mouths shut on the subject of Quebec.

In part, that's because we've been told that negative comments about Quebec in the media can be used to "fan the flames of separatism."

In bigger part, though, it's because people steer clear of subjects which anger them and over which they have no control.

For too many Canadians -- after crime -- Quebec tops the list.

The sad reality of the situation is that Quebec is an Island of 6 million francophone's in a sea of over 300 million anglophones....... plus they are on welfare from the rest of Canada.

It seems their arrogance just might reduce them to a "third world" status if they ever leave, but none of the politicians in Quebec have the guts to say that!!!

Your "pass the ammunition" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God-101 (what the church doesn't want you to know!) www.God-101.com

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would call that "getting their just desserts"

Monday, April 09, 2007 11:07:00 p.m.  

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