I don’t really know how to put my thoughts into words. As a fully bilingual quebecer it angers me to think that tonight’s acts of terrorism against Quebec’s first female prime minister will only fuel more language wars. Quebec has been divided this year and I fear it will completely tear apart after tonight’s events.
Before any of you go on SPECULATING about the possible outcome with this MINORITY government and fear a language reform and another referendum: LEARN HOW A DEMOCRACY WORKS. It’s not because it’s one of the platforms of our elected government that IT WILL COME TO PASS. And I am not referring to one side or the other, I am aiming at both. Both sides need to chill and realize this fact. Not only is it a minority for the PQ but it will be a 3way in the house between PQ/PLQ/CAQ so… I sincerely doubt shit’s gonna be changing drastically. It’s going to be a lot of tugging from side to side and blocking this and that and a whole lot of stagnation with very little results for the next 4 years. And even if we’d all vote unanimously to separate from Canada that action alone cannot come from a citizen’s vote alone. No sir-ey.
If the anglos are voting liberal and the french for the PQ only based on language alone, we are completely off track with our democratic choice. There are far more important issues to be talked about and voted on then “french” or “english”. What is this? Your course pick for next semester? Fuuuuuck this.
Also no one in their right mind would call for a referendum at this moment… why? Because Charest made a devil’s deal to sell all of our natural resources to foreign countries and is outsourcing the long term revenues. Even the most separatist of leaders would find that to be a bad move at this time. We’re gonna be flat broke in 25.
I am not Marois’ biggest supporter, never have, probably never will be (IMO, she’s a bit racist and doesn’t support the bilinguals and anglos). But I do not wish her dead… nor do I wish anyone’s death for that matter. The people who are rejoicing in this terrible fate are pure ignorant rednecks, no different than Romney supporters. Uneducated, sadistic sociopaths who think this god damn reality of ours is an HBO series.
I am so, so very sad. Ashamed, even.
*forgot to establish context! Tonight our province of Quebec held an election called on by the ongoing tuition protest/student conflict and our government is now lead by Pauline Marois, a woman, who leads the Parti Québécois (a mainly french driven and separatist party). All that aside, it’s a minority government that will see members of PQ, the liberal party and the Coalition Avenir Quebec with the most seats in provincial congress. In a vile act of terrorism, someone attempted to murder our prime minister within hours of her election all while she was giving her winning speech. 2 people were shot, with 1 dead and the other in critical care, and police apprehended the suspect in question, who was carrying an AK47, and yelled “The Anglos are waking up!” to the cameras on location. Police also found more weapons in his car. He had also started a fire behind Metropolis, the venus where the winning speech was taking place.