Sunday, October 4, 2009

The FLQ Sealed Its Own Fate

Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) graffito scratched on a wall in Montreal.
Photograph by: The Gazette, file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL – There's been a lot of talk about the Front de libération du Québec of late. More than usual in recent years when it's been talked about less and less as Quebec's homegrown terrorist movement, along with the Quebec against which it rebelled, sank ever deeper into history.

A sudden surge of talk about the FLQ in late summer was churned up by the Moulin à paroles event (word mill in other words) in Quebec City three weeks ago on the 250th anniversary of the battle of the Plains of Abraham when New France decisively fell to the British. It was a marathon reading of historic Quebec texts, mostly of nationalist bent; despite protestations of neutrality and a few token gestures of inclusiveness, it was essentially a sovereignist show.

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My Comment: The mindset and the philosophy may not be vocalized by the FLQ as it once was, but it's philosophy and thinking is accepted "privately" by many in Quebec's French political elite .... and that is the problem.

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