To answer Patrick Lagacé’s question as to whether he’s the only one who couldn’t care less about Luck Mervil and the FLQ manifesto saga in Quebec City: No, I also couldn’t care less.
Just like I couldn’t have cared less when the exact same text was read last September in a performance at the NAC that celebrated “seminal texts both famous and obscure, spanning over 150 years of resistance and solidarity.” Just like I didn’t care that this performance also included excerpts from the proto-fascist Futurist manifesto. Just like I didn’t care that the performance’s program guide for school groups included excerpts from the FLQ manifesto, the Communist manifesto, the Futurist manifesto, and a bunch of other calls to action/arms. In fact, I still don’t care that it happened.
I didn’t care then and neither did anybody else. What, exactly, has changed since then?