12 June 2013

Stupid Nationalist Tricks: Pseudo-secularism

'Parti Québécois, along with the governing Liberals, passed a motion in 2008 opposing the removal of a similar crucifix in the national assembly—placed there in 1936 by the Maurice Duplessis government as a monument to the bond between church and state. That crucifix, according to the motion, is part of Quebec’s “heritage.”
Quebec’s model of interculturalism is inherently secular. 
'http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/02/18/its-all-about-language-or-is-it/
 "These conspicuous religious symbols are not primarily worn to demonstrate the faith of wearer.  If this were the case, they could be discreet. Rather they have a political impact. They are foremost a  formal symbol of their refusal to integrate, in fact a provocation.  It's a game of tug of war meant to break the host society and force it to capitulate. 

The Quebec government yesterday decided to support the FQS, a happy and courageous decision. It is not a case of looking for a fight with Ottawa, but just remember that behind this turban affair, true principles clash. Quebec is right not to be ashamed of itself."
http://nodogsoranglophones.blogspot.ca/2013/06/bogus-safety-issue-over-turban-blows-up.html





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