Thursday, December 4, 2008

While We Are Having This Break

Been sure not to be a meany-pants to separatists.

Like it or not, Bloc MPs are the legitimate representatives of a large number of Canadians living in Quebec. No one should doubt their raison d'ĂȘtre, but then again, the Bloc are not Basque separatists either. They do not blow up municipal mayors. They do not blow up mailboxes. They are democrats who have contributed to debates outside matters of Quebec's status and powers, on everything from climate change and Afghanistan to efforts to repatriate Omar Khadr. In other words, they have not played an entirely malevolent role, in spite of their chief objective.

This shows how clueless the Globe and Mail can be. They are separatists serving in the Canadian Parliament. They are not acting in good faith for the nation. They want to weaken Canada and separate. They don't care about the rest of the country, but just want what is in Quebec's best interests.They openly say this. You can't reward them for this. For the Quebecers who voted for them, they should have done so soberly and realized it would be an offensive action to the rest of the country. They can't expect cuddling.


  1. Yes, let's give them kudos for not trying to kill us and let's completely over look their more nuanced way of trying to destroy the nation by the death of a thousand cuts. After all, they're mere cuts and we can battle that with coddling and love... So... the next time you should run into a separatist in Quebec be sure to pat them on the back and only refer to them as sovereigntists. We don't want to upset them!

  2. What if they think separating IS the best thing for the country? And, what if it is?

  3. Fydor: Then separate.You know the old saw: if you want to live under our roof you have to play by our rules scenario? You don't like it, please make your own arrangements.

  4. When's referendum # 3 coming? Timing is everything.
    1980 - 1995 - 2010
    Third time's a charm. Or bad things come in threes. Take your pick