Quebec Independence

Chegitz Guevara mluziett at shrike.depaul.edu
Fri Oct 20 19:00:50 MDT 1995


On Fri, 20 Oct 1995, Ryan Daum wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Oct 1995, CHRISTOPHER SCOGGINS wrote:
>
> > We are only two weeks away from the Quebec independence referendum
> > which could have a larger political impact on North American society than
> >  the cold war, and nobody is debating the subject ?  Does no one care
> > that Canada could be falling to pieces before our eyes ?  Will the
> > rest of Canada slide into becoming the 51st state ?  What are the
> > implications for the Quebec working class of a new independent
> > country of six million people ?
>
> I care, and hope, that Canada falls to pieces "before our eyes."  The
> structure of the state, its entire history, its economic and political
> policies are directly related to the Quebec national question and the
> lack of self-determination for native peoples.  The breakup of the
> Canadian state and the self-determination of the  Quebecois and native
> peoples is a positive step forward for those peoples --

Self-determination isn't necessarily the same thing as independence. If
the Quebecois decide they wish to remain part of the Confederation, that
is still self-determination, because they decided, instead of having it
forced upon them.

As far as becoming the 51st state goes, the US has already decided that
all they want is BC, although there are plenty of chauvanists who think
that the whole shebang should be annexed. I think that Canada would be a
bitter pill for US capitalism to swallow, since along with the minerals
come socialists (albeit, piss poor ones) as well as a slightly more class
conscious labor movement.

Marc, "the Chegitz," Luzietti
http://shrike.depaul.edu/~mluziett

	"Behold, they are as one people, and they all have one language;
and this is only the begining of what they will do; and nothing that they
propose to do will now be impossible for them." -- GOD, on solidarity



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