Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 14:59:38 -0400
YES on Quebec Independence
From Ray W. Lawson <email@example.com>, 22 September 1995
By reading the original post on this thread one could be led into thinking that Canada is like Indonesia and Quebec is like East Timor. And that Quebec seperatism is not Nationalism, its a 'liberation movement'
Quebec is paradoxically the most nationalistic and socialistic province of Canada. (Play with those oil and water concepts for a while) :)
I have noticed a patern on PNEWS - occassionally posts on Canadian issues appear. These posts are typically riddled with half truths and selective omissions. I believe that the rationale for these postings is that PNews has a relatively small Canadian readership, and that the dogma can be fed to a largely American readership unchallenged. I've never scene any propoganda this simplistic posted on a Canadian forum; I normally don't play the circular argument game offered up by the seperatists but there are plenty who do - why not post this article on Can.politics and see what kind of a ride it gets.
A prominent feature of the article is a "blame the Anglos" version of Quebec's history. The aspects which support a socialist vision are mentioned but what about the more unpleasent aspects which were driven by francophones?
1995 may be the last gasp for Quebec seperatism. The rest of Canada now sees through the transparent manipulations and average Quebecois are tired of the machiavellian tactics of the seperatists.
Rather than wasting hours further refuting the original post (and future similar ones) in a non-Canadian forum I will just suggest that readers of PNews take all postings regarding Canadian issues with a grain of salt.