Today is the day… It’s the day that I can definitely say that I’ve given up hope on my people. The Québécois have gone off the rails in a new linguistic spat that just makes me want to hurl my Tim Horton’s coffee at my screen.
Author and Editor Michel Brûlé has published a book called « Anglaid » which for those of you who don’t speak French is a pun on the words ANGLAIS (English) and LAID (ugly). The free daily paper The Metro published on the 21st of April an interview with him that the Defense Association of Anglophone Quebec had the courtesy to translate into English for your reading pleasure. Here’s a few excerpts along with my thoughts.
Q: We sense anger in your book.
A: “Yes, for sure. First of all, English is not a beautiful language. Intolerance and all the movements -the most extremist, racist and segregationist, is the KKK, White Power and the expression “speak white” They are all English things. They come from the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. There are none more racist than the English.”
Q: What reaction are you waiting for from the public?
“I did a lot of research work for this book. I hope it becomes essential. I believe my book should be taught in the schools…”
Q: Do you have English friends?
A: “That has no link (connection). We all have an individual personality and another collective one. If I said the Americans were a bunch of big (slang), obese, imbecilic, ignorant, uncultured, it’s the truth. But it’s sure and certain that of 303 million Americans there is about 50 million who are not like that. But collectively they are still a bunch of uncultured imbeciles...”
On to my comments (and hopefully yours)…
-No one is more racist than the English…
What about your book asshole? Isn’t that kind of really racist? Isn’t that kind of a double standard? How many hateful English people do you know? And who asked for your opinion anyways?
-You did a lot of research for this book…
Where? In a Cracker Jack box? By talking to grade 4 drop outs (no offense meant to grade 3 or 5 dropouts)?
-You want this book taught in schools…
Even the English schools? Or do you want those to be closed as well and rob the 700,000 Englsh-Quebeckers of their education rights as well?
- But collectively they are still a bunch of uncultured imbeciles…
I’m pretty sure you got that backwards; it seem that people like you that are the uncultured imbeciles.
So in conclusion Michel and his merry band of idiots can all get on a plane back to France if they hate the rest of North America and its inhabitants. Sir, YOU are the reason that PEOPLE LIKE ME have a bad reputation abroad and I seriously wish we had laws to shut people like you up. Oh wait… we do, please check the criminal code of Canada sections 319(2) and 319(7).
If you’d like to voice your outrage Michel Brûlé can be reached at:
Or by phone :