Tuesday, November 01, 2005

After lucidity, solidarity and morbidity.

Well you remember the post I did not really comment on about the manifesto: For a clear eyed vision Quebec? if not you can find it here. Now there have been derision, support and discussion about this manifesto but no answer... well until now. I have been made aware from the SRC web site of two answer to the for a clear eyed vision of Quebec manifesto:

Manifesto For a morbid Quebec

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Manifesto for an interdependant Quebec


I would recommand you read the three before reading further as I will makes some comments on them and I would not want to bias your ideas and opinions with mine. I will say that I have read the three carefull before making any comments and that I have tried to consider each views.


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Well enough stalling, first I must tell you that the For a morbid Quebec is supposed (according tot he SRC) to be a joke manifesto, a kind of Union response to the for a clear eyed vision of Quebec manifesto but intended as a joke. Now that it is out of the way my opinion this is after all what you came here to see right?

Now I have a bad feeling about the Manifesto for a interdependant Québec, why? because it is only availlable in french and while Quebec is mainly a french province we still count a significant number of english speaker publishing it only under one of the official language hint that they might have something to hide to me. Now that being said I have to say that both non joke manifesto forget the fact that they do not like, bend the fact that they want, disinform on the section they think help their position. While I tend to agree more with the clear-eyed manifesto I must say that the interdependant one makes some good points about how life in Quebec isn't so bad and that we should not throw our whole society plan out the window. The interdependant manifesto present things in a way I do not like, they attack the clear-eyed manifesto and use "scare" tactic like refering to this is what Bush do... and if even this "great evil" does thing like we want them to be done it must be the only way.

My main problem with the clear-eyed vision manifestio is the electricity increase proposition, first it would only mean Quebecer end up paying more for our electricity (our export is good but not yet to the level comparable with Alberta petrolium export) and will not increase the living standard of Quebec. I think that just about everything else they propose should be at least carefully considered and ways should be found to reconcile the economic imperative that will allow Quebec to prosper in the future with the social consideration that give us our hight standard of living.

Now for the joke one, well this joke manifesto scares me a little, first because it use a discrourse I have heard people use, second because some of it's opinion are as valid and as right as the ones presented in the two others. Why does the second part scares me? because people might endorse the rest of the manifesto as real or as a good idea because of that.

Finally here is my final though on this, do not support any of the manifesto, support ideas, learn and research on what you consider important and support those ideas. Do not blind yourself to the words of the opposition but consider them carefully they might be right. Quebec must change to face it's future, my opinion is that those change should take us away from our current socialist base model of society but I do not think we should stray too far from it. It as a good base we should only find way to make it viable on the long run and give it the possibility to follow living organism exemple and evolve with the times and changing condition in the world.

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