Monday, September 25, 2006

The second "S" is silent?

Bilingual Girl: Northern Quebec is like the Arkansas of Canada.

-- overheard by Sam

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northern Quebec is like the Arkansas of Canada.

Only more cowardly since it is full of cheese eating surrender monkeys.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the difference is that people from arkansas are bilingual, they speak english and honky. people from northern quebec only speak honky french.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Vidar said...

So, northern Quebec has lots of trailer parks, inbreeding, as Jesus nuts (interesting how those three always go together)?

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're in North America Quebec, learn the language and speak english.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea- Quebec and Mexico should get with the program! North America ONLY has Anglos in it- if you're not, you need to pretend to be Anglo, mmmkay?

2:38 PM  
Blogger Vidar said...

You're in North America Quebec, learn the language and speak english.

Well, I'll admit to being pretty awful with French myself, but I think it is a great and noble thing that the French-speaking people of Quebec are willing to fight to protect their heritage and culture. All of us who are descended from great nations of northwestern Europe should take that as an example to be emulated, and revere the legacy that has been left to us.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you take pride in white European culture, it just means that you are racist.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Vidar said...

If you take pride in white European culture, it just means that you are racist.

You're being sarcastic, right? Please?

3:47 PM  
Blogger Vidar said...

BTW, "white European" is kind of redundant, no?

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some greek people are darker....

and portuguese

4:39 PM  
Blogger Vidar said...

Good point. To me European = northeastern European, so I never thought of those.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um who cares?

the point is that Quebec is a place where the only things with bigger holes than the highways are the toothless, cheap whores at the rippers! god bless canada!

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vidar --> the problem, as i see it, is not that Quebec has taken steps to preserve its own language and culture. It's that the chattering classes don't grant that right to the rest of the country. My province couldn't dream of promoting English over other languages (to the extent that Quebec does with French). On the contrary, our policies are to bend over backwards so as to accomodate non-English speakers. And I'm not even saying this is necessarily wrong, ... just that it sure seems different from the policies that the Quebec government is allowed to get away with (ie. the French sign gestapo).

Perhaps owing to my simplistic brain, I've never been able to fully grasp why Quebec is allowed to unapologetically foster its 'distinct' French culture, but the rest of the provinces have to make do with a mushy, vaguely-defined 'multiculturalism'.

Why can't other provinces officially grant their British cultural inheritance (or Western European, if you prefer) a privileged position (to be preferred over competing models)? And why can't we explictly employ this inheritance in schools - to be used as a model for what we want our youth to respect and admire? Why is Quebec so special with respect to its culture? Perhaps somebody better versed in cognitive dissonance can explain it me?

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's kinda like how we don't celebrate White History Month. Whites are the majority race in Canada, and English is the majority's language. We don't have to make concessions for English-Canadian culture because it is not in danger of being lost or oppressed.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agreed about the rippers...dirty...dirty rippers

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:17 --> You speak as if it were some immutable fact that Whites are the majority race in Canada. In particular: "we don't have to make concessions for English-Canadian culture because it is not in danger of being lost or oppressed."

Demographics can obviously change very quickly. Particularly so in a country like Canada where most of our population growth is attributable to immigration (and where most of our immigrants are non-white and non-European). It's not really applicable to my previous point, but I'd just remind you to consider California - where white people have ceased to be an absolute majority (but are still a plurality). Using your logic, at what point should California start making concessions to protect English-speaking, white-people culture from being overwhelmed by the Spanish/Hispanic cultural juggernaut (which is presumably the same justification used by Quebeckers vis a vis the English language)? Is there ever a point where Whites/Anglos are to be granted the same cultural protections as current 'minority' groups?

p.s. - race is really a non-sequitor in the context of my original question, but I tried to run with 10:17's illustration.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[Stupid me for hitting 'enter' instead of the preview button]

... continued from the previous post...

I'd also draw attention to your statement: "we don't celebrate White History Month. Whites are the majority race in Canada."

I take this to mean that you don't feel majority groups in society need to have events to affirm their culture. That's fair enough. My question would then be, after Hispanics eventually become absolute majorities in California, Texas and a few other states, is it fair for us to expect them to cease having events that glamourize and promote their culture? Since (being an absolute majority) their culture would obviously no longer be in danger of being lost or oppressed...

And if the idea of forcing Hispanics to stop celebrating their culture once they become a statistical majority - if that strikes you as just insane... why is it again that Anglos/whiteys are told to accept precisely that justification today?

Do you see the contradiction?

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A rat done bit my sister Nell.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Her face and arms began to swell.
(and Whitey's on the moon)
I can't pay no doctor bill.
(but Whitey's on the moon)
Ten years from now I'll be payin' still.
(while Whitey's on the moon)
The man jus' upped my rent las' night.
('cause Whitey's on the moon)
No hot water, no toilets, no lights.
(but Whitey's on the moon)
I wonder why he's uppi' me?
('cause Whitey's on the moon?)
I wuz already payin' 'im fifty a week.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Taxes takin' my whole damn check,
Junkies makin' me a nervous wreck,
The price of food is goin' up,
An' as if all that shit wuzn't enough:
A rat done bit my sister Nell.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Her face an' arm began to swell.
(but Whitey's on the moon)
Was all that money I made las' year
(for Whitey on the moon?)
How come there ain't no money here?
(Hmm! Whitey's on the moon)
Y'know I jus' 'bout had my fill
(of Whitey on the moon)
I think I'll sen' these doctor bills,
Airmail special
(to Whitey on the moon)

- Gil Scott-Heron

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, let's be rational about the space prorgram: there are always going to be poor people, so let's spend that money on the space program and send the fucking deluxe model!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Vidar said...

9:40

You make good points.

It's that the chattering classes don't grant that right to the rest of the country. My province couldn't dream of promoting English over other languages (to the extent that Quebec does with French).

Ah, but this attitude is precisely the problem. You don't ask for the right to preserve and honor your heritage, you take it. Political correctness and the degenerate mental disorder of "multiculturalism", in which we are supposed to be ashamed of our own heritage while celebrating others, are both tools of the Communist subversives.

Perhaps owing to my simplistic brain, I've never been able to fully grasp why Quebec is allowed to unapologetically foster its 'distinct' French culture, but the rest of the provinces have to make do with a mushy, vaguely-defined 'multiculturalism'.

To me, the answer is clear: because Quebec refuses to accept any other alternative but the preservation of its heritage. We should all do no less.

Why can't other provinces officially grant their British cultural inheritance (or Western European, if you prefer) a privileged position (to be preferred over competing models)?

Not just a privileged position, my friend. It should be the only option available.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Majority cultures should not be banned from having cultural events. Although we don't celebrate White History month, we still celebrate the culture. Shakespear plays and Mediaeval festivals are some examples. But the heritage is also celebrated everyday, in schools where we teach about Canada's "early" history, about history in general (which is usually european history), and about all the great European scientists. No one can say that we don't understand the contributions made to Canada (and to the world) by white people and European culture. We can't say, let's make a White History month because we have a poor appreciation of white european culture. Even in areas where more recent immigration has led to white people being a minority, people still have an appreciation for white culture, because of our history and because of influences from surrounding areas. Most of them know more about white history and white culture than they do about their own ancestral people. People come to this country speaking many languages, but the children they have here prefer to speak English.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omfg.

12:05 AM  
Blogger Vidar said...

omfg.

Care to elaborate on that witty and insightful commentary?

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my mom's from quebec.

stop writing god damned essays. save it for school. you might pass.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no I won't!

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like quebec.

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm from quebec.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balderdash! If that were true, you'd be speaking French. Don't lie to us, you cold-hearted Anglo-oppressor, you!

/Tabernac!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently heard a friend pronounce the second S in Arkansas too, classic...

2:44 AM  

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