January 8, 2006

Lester's Lies

'Let's be clear: since 1760, anybody in this country who wasn't white, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant was the target of shunning, racism, and human-rights violations.'

Can we trust anyone who writes THAT quote to objectively tell us anything about federalism?The latest hullabaloo surrounding Option Canada may be a surprise to some Canadians but here in Quebec, Option Canada is old news. The fuss is over a new book coming out by Normand Lester, someone whose hatred for Canada can only be defined by the polemic he wrote against English Canadians.

I do not consider myself English-Canadian, partly because I am of Italian origin, but also because I do not wish to be associated with a language group. I am a bilingual Canadian. I am proud to speak French AND English; just as I am proud to be a Quebecker AND a Canadian. Separatists in Quebec have been operating under an US Vs. THEM attitude and Normand Lester is one of the most famous portrayers of this philosophy, attack English Canada to the point where francophones hate 'les maudits anglais' so much, they'll vote to leave.

This is the PQ vision.

After all, 60% de nous, (well not me, I'm an allophone), nous meaning francophones voted yes in 1995. This ultra nationalist vision put forward by Parizeau has been co-opted by Duceppe, and André Boisclair to include cultural communities, suddenly necessary to create a modern 21st century state. In their attempt to co-opt the same cultural communities they once blamed for their failure, zealots like Lester have turned their guns towards English Canada in an attempt to defame them to the benefit of the separatist cause.

Among other things, he says English Canada harbors racist tendencies and that the extreme racist right is 'a phenomenon which today belongs almost exclusively to English Canada.' He says Canadians, and he excludes Quebeckers, 'manifest a serene sense of moral authority towards les Quebecois'.Lester's crusade against Canada is evident. Now he claims to have found the silver bullet to how the federalists 'cheated' in 1995. The Bloc has been asking questions since 1995 on the subject of Option Canada.

An audit was conducted within the department and no evidence of impropriety was found. The auditor general Denis Desautels investigated and found absolutely nothing wrong.

The Bloc wants to hinge on something they cannot prove. Either way, can we expect a guy like Lester to objectively put the pieces of his diabolical puzzle together?

Can we trust the message if we cannot trust the messenger? A friend of Parizeau, who blamed money and ethnics for the referendum loss. A friend of Pierre Falardeau, who said we should take a chainsaw to federalists.

'Let's be clear: since 1760, anybody in this country who wasn't white, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant was the target of shunning, racism, and human-rights violations.'

If Lester looked in the mirror, or around to his friends Parizeau and Falardeau, he will find out where his faction lies. While Lester lambastes Canada for events that took place before Confederation, his friends have used the ethnic communities of Quebec as a scapegoat for their crushing defeat a mere 10 years ago.

The crusade ends here. Canadians, ALL Canadians will not stand for this new hypocrisy. We have had enough of the web of hate Lester has tried to spin. We'll never stand for it; not once, not ever.

7 Commentaires:

Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Can we trust the message if we cannot trust the messenger?

Irony is apparently lost on Liberals.

1/09/2006 1:35 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Apply the question however you may,

the one indisputable fact is that taking Lester at face value is ridiculous.

This man is so hell bent on destroying Canada, he distorts history to tell Quebeckers that English Canada hates them.

Harper and Layton would do well to back away from this, allowing Lester's lies to pass off as fact would be doing the truth a real disservice

1/09/2006 1:59 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

I disagree with the previous remarks on this thread. The Liberals are facing multiple RCMP investigations...not the Bloc. The Quebekers know that the Liberals are corrupted after listening to the Gomery Commission.

Who received the brown envelopes with the money$$...RCMP investigation.

The Goodale scandal...RCMP investigation.

The Option-Canada Paul Martin/Pierre Pettigrew scandal...RCMP investigation and DGE investigation.

The dislike of one man towards the anglos doesn't distort the facts. In the name of unity, the Liberals thinks that they can spend our money without respect of democraty and electoral rules.

Other Liberals are in a similar situation but the media doesn't get the same attention. Take the ex-astronaut, Marc Garneau in Vaudreuil-Soulanges...he was hired by Gagliano and still has some explaining to do on undocumented contracts at the Canadian Space Agency. He is also targeted in a lawsuit about inappropriate use of intellectual property.

The Minister Joe Volpe with the case in Federal Court about misdirecting Parliament on family reunification...and also a class action of 770M$. I don't see him getting out of this!

What else? Are the Conservatives better???

1/09/2006 10:13 a.m.  
Anonymous elie a dit...

I do not attempt to make further implications or suggestions with respect to allophone/anglophone voters in Quebec, so DO NOT accuse me of plotting a diabolical scheme to eradicate them or whatever. Nevertheless, that 60% (i.e. a clear majority) of French-speaking Quebecers want out of Canada underlines a problem. It isn't enough to democratically justify Quebec leaving Canada, but it is a problem.

A problem that Liberals do not seem to want to address anytime soon.

1/09/2006 1:36 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Falardeau ami de Parizeau???? Qui est ton pusher??? Parce que si tu n'as pas écris ça sous l'effet de la drogue, tu es un méchants morron qui dit des conneries. En effet, Parizeau et Falardeau n'ont absolument aucun lien.

1/09/2006 6:16 p.m.  
Blogger Raphael a dit...

Les enfants, les enfants, ne tombons pas dans l'insute je vous en prie...

"Can we trust the message if we cannot trust the messenger?

Irony is apparently lost on Liberals."

Dude... this comment made my day...:)

1/09/2006 6:28 p.m.  
Blogger Mark a dit...

Ce soir, en plein vue de la population canadienne, Jack Layton est devenue le premier chef d'un parti federal de dire le suivant

"Les canadiens OU les quebecois"

Jack - des canadiens ne sont pas des quebecois? Des quebecois ne sont pas de canadiens?


1/10/2006 12:43 a.m.  

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