Site Search

Custom Search

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Separatists in a lather

Parti Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois and Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe have worked themselves Duceppe into quite a lather over French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s remarks  about Canadian unity. A pox on both their houses.

These smalltime politicians have puffed themselves up and have sent a letter challenging President Sarkozy’s remarks that the sovereignty movement is inward-looking and based in sectarianism.

The French president said:

quote-left-red-beige-bgDo you really believe that the world, with the unprecedented crisis that it is going through, needs division, needs hatred?

Those who do not understand that, I don't think they have understood the message of the Francophonie, the universal values we hold in Quebec as in France—the rejection of bigotry, the rejection of division, the rejection of self-confinement, the refusal to define one’s identity through fierce opposition to another.quote-right-red-beige-bg

Fair comment, I’d say.

The separatist leaders bleat and bray in response. What a bunch of petty whiners.smleaf

1 comment — This is a moderated blog and comments will appear when approved. Please don’t resubmit if your comment doesn’t appear immediately, and please do not post material that is obscene, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable.

  1. Stephane Dion was a separatist.


    My name is Not Ted and I like to go back in time to bring up irrelevant facts to make my points.

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis