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“The bondage and corruption imposed on the majority by the French minority shall end!”


 

We here at Deux Maudits Anglais Central constantly fret about giving credence to whack jobs. Linking to, say, these guys lends an air of legitimacy to what is essentially a fringe movement. Since both Phil and I have dedicated our lives to the furthering of the public discourse, it doesn’t seem worth it to waste our precious time on the crazies.

But what the hell. I stumbled on this as I ate my Marmite on toast squares this morning. It is some of the funniest copy I’ve read in years. Seriously. Whoever wrote this stuff should contact DMA Central post haste. At the very least, he can write our headlines. “The United States of Freewest.” Pure gold.


 
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“The bondage and corruption imposed on the majority by the French minority shall end!”

  1. They always have flags these guys, like that’s the first thing you need to do. I sometimes think that I might just rally round the banner of the first “republic” that proposes to do without one.

  2. It’s a great flag though – four stars to symbolize the four western “states” and four stripes to symbolize the four western states again, in case you missed it the first time. Plus a bump for the Rockies: geography and counting all in one! Perhaps Feist could do the anthem.

  3. @Mark: Surely not Feist. Toby Keith or Ted Nugent, maybe, but certainly not Feist.

  4. Some years ago I think it was in the early 70’s I remember running into a group who were members of the Cascadia movement they were from BC, Alberta, Washington State and Oregon and were quite serious about western separation – had a few good points too but then again that was just after the FLQ and La Porte etc so it was real dicey associating with them I tell you. In point of fact at one point I was questioned by the RCMP as suspected associate of an FLQ cell here in Victoria if you can believe that or not as I had just left a commune where there was a french canadian who was very vocal on this issue and we had just come out of martial law here in Canada and I was working for the Georgia Straight (hippy newspaper) and Greenpeace – remember the Official secrets Act folks. Those were the days! Ah to be young and idealistic again I would do it all over again except I would become a Conservative at a far younger age.

  5. “Only performance by merit will be rewarded through direct free market competition… No favoritism (funding or assistance of any kind) by government will be allowed”

    Does that mean no more subsidies for the tar sands? Free the Canadian taxpayers from the burden of supporting the biggest polluters in the country who in turn send the oil to the USA?? Woohoo, let’s go!

  6. “DECLARATION OF CANADIAN INDEPENDENCE”

    In the line of Canadian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance Canada., etc. The new CANADIAN American cultural imperialism coming to a constitutional law near you!!

    Could I keep my confiture aux bleuets? Will I have to divorce my wife? Will the news media need to think of new subjects to agonize us with?

    These questions need to be examined!!

  7. Many of their links don’t work and as for the typos… are they sure English is their ‘national’ language? How does Nunavut feel about that?

    ‘Utopian’ interpretations of a perfect society are best left to Star Trek.

    If Patrick Stewart were up for President of the Independent United Freewest Republic I’m sure he would win. Would be tough without the Romulan vote though, and with their history…

  8. “Real news! Great entertaining programming and music!”

    That’s very important to us western Canadians. Paramount, in fact, when considering the question of secession.

  9. Someone should go take away all of their tin foil helmets.

  10. Growing up, the local MP was (in)famous for his fierce jeremiad against the hated metric system (and, I bet, other insidious agents of Communism: flouride, the teevee, etc.) Fun fact: A fervent godtalker and famvals wingnut, the MP never mentioned his first-born son, a hairdresser the next town over, and didn’t include him in the family pic on the Christmas card.

  11. Come on, M-J, you can’t tell that story without spilling the beans on who the MP was.

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