Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And the Separatists win... this time

As reported in the Globe and Mail the planned re-enactment of the famous French-English battles on the Plains of Abraham has been canceled due to separatist threats. It was reported that these threats included threats of violence.

The organizers of this event then chose to cancel the event to prevent harm from coming to those who may be attending the re-enactment, including the many families and small children that they believed would be in attendance.

The separatists no doubt think that this is a huge victory because they all felt that this was an insult to their french heritage.

First let's get a few things straight:

1- The French abandoned La Nouvelle France long before the plains of Abraham.
2- They left the colony to die at the hands of a far superior army.
3- It is a FRICKING HISTORICAL FACT people. It happened, you can't argue that it didn't happen. It's in history books... your kids at school are learning about this HISTORICAL FACT and what? You're going to threaten the teachers if they don't stop teaching it?
4- Grow up.

Seriously, France hasn't given a crap about Quebec in hundreds of years... Has anyone listened to what Sarcozy had to say about the separatists?

Just for the record, I am french, I am Canadian and history is history.

Let it go people, your little separatist dream of a little French utopia where the world recognizes you for something else than the intolerant people that you really are is dead.

You may have won the plains of Abraham this time, but never... EVER... again. History is on the move, and those who do not move with it will be left behind to watch it happen from a distance.

Muchacho Enfermo

3 comments:

~Zurama~ said...

I didn't know about this. It's to bad, they had to resort to violent threats-real mature!

Patrick Ross said...

I think we should have started rounding up the ones who made the threats.

We know the FLQ seems to be active again -- although they've been reduced to a pitiful shadow of their former selves.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

@ ~Zurama~ It's insane and crazy to deny a part of history because it makes them unhappy. But threats? like you said: real mature!

@Patrick: I've got my eye on the most vocal opponents La Societe St-Jean-Baptiste and Imperataif Francais <- the same guys that wanted to ban mall Santa from speaking anything but french and ban non-french christmas music from stores.