Chez le francophone en colère
Are you against Canadian nationalists too? Against those nationalists who, in 1867, decided to build their British nation on top of ours without asking for our opinion?
Because they deny us, while we do not deny them. We do not deny their right to exist and continue to exist as a distinct community if they wish, while they pretext the illegitimacy of our existence, they question the purity of our intentions, as a means to avoid talking about the fundamental inequality which we are trying to fix.
We are not against nationalism when nationalism does not deny equality to other nations. When nationalism denies the others, it is no longer nationalism, it is imperialism, as liberty denied to others is not liberty but power.
Contemporary Quebec nationalists defend Groulx because he fought for our rights as a people and laid down the foundation of scientific research in the field of history.
Many of us didn’t fail to notice it. The constant depiction of Quebec nationalists, sovereignists, francophones in general, or even all Quebecers, as morally inferior to Canadians, incapable of governing themselves, less progressive and liberal, responsible for Canada’s problems, is fundamentally the same process that was used to spread hatred of the Jews in 19th and 20th century Europe.
Commentaire de Mathieu-Gauthier Pilote, 15 avril 2008