For this post, I really don’t think I need to do a whole lot of writing.
All I have to do is let Option Nationale leader Sol Zanetti throw his best punch at my head, parry and then watch Cap’n Pencil Neck tumble to the floor in broken shame.
Now we ALL know what a painful fall from grace the Parti Quebecois experienced in the last election.
However, their more hardcore compatriots over in Option Nationale suffered such a humiliating defeat, no one in either the federalist or separatist camps saw fit to discuss it.
Such a slight evidently got Monsieur Zanetti’s panties in a bunch.
“We Will Not Be Ignored!!”
Feel a need to light a fire under the sovereignist movement?
Better Call Sol!
As you can see in the video above, Sol rattles off the same-old tripe about how the government of Canada is running Quebec finances into the ground.
With epic pomp and tact, this diatribal video was timed for release on Canada Day.
Care to guess what kind of reaction a federalist video of this sort would elicit on Saint-Saint-Saint John The Baptist Day?
I could take the time to systematically dismember each of his arguments, but he already knows where he’s wrong in his statements.
Contrary what you’d expect in the Youtube comments section for this kind of video-pablum, quite a few voices against the 1984esque mentality showed up for some “debate” [read: overt hatred / xenophobia].
Of course, whenever cold, hard facts were raised about the sovereignist movement’s glaring lack of integrity or validity, the usual suspects would reply with the very zero-substance counter arguments we all love them for…
1. On the subject of the French army being just as guilty as the British of killing natives:
“Ha OUI !? Quand ça ? Où ça ?” – Luc Archambault
2. One commenter stated:
“Malheureusement, le PQ a perdu toute crédibilité lors des dernières élections. Ils sont totalement incapables de faire la promotion de la souveraineté d’une manière cohérente et il y a énormément de chicane à l’intérieur même du parti. Plus jamais je ne voterai PQ. C’est un vieux parti qui a fait son temps et qui devrait se saborder.”
All the seps could muster up as a reply was:
“N’importe quoi.” – Monsieur Populaire
3. When this truism was presented to the seps:
“Finalement les indépendantistes, vous êtes tous pareils. Des pleurnichards à la Bernard Drainville qui qualifie le Québec d’accueillant mais qui, tout au contraire, veut le rendre uniforme, assimilateur et xenophobe, et figer tous ces attributs dans une Charte pour tous les temps. Ad vitam aeternam. Amen. Religion, quand tu nous tiens.”
It was responded to with a picture (I guess a worded answer was simply out of reach).
The bottom line of it is, you only need a quick visit of any separatist propaganda video’s comments section will tell you all you need to know about the lunatic fringe’s sovereignist hopes.
The last poll that crossed my desk this year saw support for sovereignty back at the 28% mark – the same number it was at in 2012.
With the Lunatic fringe pulling in only 0.73% of the sovereignist quadrant in the last election, perhaps a more classy approach might win over a few converts than the childish “let’s piss on Canada Day” approach?
…only “un ostie de vendu” or an “assimile” would ever dream of such decorum.