should forget the resentment they have over the French losing North America in 1763. On the whole, the British were chivalrous conquerors. They permitted the defeated French colonists to remain and allowed them to keep their language, culture and Catholic faith. They even permitted them the first elected legislative assembly in North America. And how has my native province been injured by becoming a part of then British Empire? Hardly! In fact, Canada's first francophone Prime Minister, Wilfried Laurier, admired British government and culture and thought it brought equality and dignity to both of Canada's founding peoples. In retrospect, that defeat on the Plains Of Abraham now looks very much like a blessing in disguise for Quebec. Technically, I am still a British Subject and will die as one. History marches on.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
posted on 03/12/2009 6:26:47 PM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
To: goldstategop; JLS
Yeah, the Quebecois were permitted to keep "their Catholic culture" so they'd have the degenerate pleasure of "tranquilly" and contemptuously dumping it in a garbage can during the Révolution tranquille
That sets me musing. Six years. Chilling: a heritage of a millennium-plus can go pfft in six years. How did it happen in formerly "Catholic Quebec"? Why did it happen?
More musing. After Obama's term, what will be left of what we quaintly call "America"??
posted on 03/13/2009 7:00:31 AM PDT
by Mrs. Don-o
(The past sure ain't what tt used to be.)
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