Translation: Undoubtedly the Italians were once a great people. But we're forced to admit that they have been rotten for a long time. Take for example, their adherence to fascism and their chronic inability to form a stable government. Besides this, consider the Mafia that plagues their social and economic life.Now I waited a full two days to allow this active poster to either remove the post or ask that it be removed by myself, the editor, a request with which I would have complied with.
This same decay can be found in Italian Quebec. Because of this, we have enough evidence to conclude that all Italians with English as a common language should be excluded from any executive position in public administration and in ownership of any construction company. Italians who use English as their everyday language should content themselves to remaining in the drug trafficking business, an activity in which the community already excels.
After all, most of us have shot off our mouths only to regret what we have said, especially in a drunk dial or ill advised text or tweet. In such cases, we all could benefit by a sympathetic DELETE.
But apparently, such was not the case here, the poster unapologetic and so I let the post stand.
Some will argue that it is a failing of this blog to allow such racist drivel to remain online, but respectfully, I disagree.
The vast, vast majority of Canadians (including Quebecers of all ethnicities, language and religion) are not racists and recognize garbage like this for what it is.....pure hate.
So it's important not to sanitize the minority who hold these racist views because sometimes, just sometimes it represents the common view of a discernible political group or organization and we the public are better served by being aware of their opinions
I much prefer to hear the hateful missives of White supremacist groups who rail against Jews, Blacks and Browns, so that I can fully understand the depths of their depravity.
You and I and almost all Canadians are mature enough to handle the truth and in this respect I much prefer the American version of free speech.
I recall the stupid racist rant against Jews by David Ahenikew, a Saskatchewan native leader whose ill-advised comments brought down a firestorm of criticism and censure in the Press which resulted in his professional life being effectively ruined.
Had the reporter, to which the remarks were made, decided not to print what Ahenikew said, we the public would never have known the truth about the man and it would have allowed him to continue on in a leadership role, something he did not deserve.
So I much prefer to know what our poster Y.L. is really thinking, it clears things up for us.
The same goes for the OQLF, the incident known as 'Pastagate' that exploded last week on the pages of newspapers around the world, which shows us exactly what the OQLF is really about and clears up any myth or misconception that the agency is anything else but an organ of state-sanctioned ethnocentric oppression.
For those who are unaware, last week the OQLF (sarcastically known as the language police) censured an Italian restaurant because it had the temerity to use the word 'PASTA' on the menu, instead of the politically correct "Pate,' the French equivalent.
In the face of worldwide ridicule, the government intervened and ordered the agency to backtrack, claiming that the whole affair was a rare and regrettable mistake, just a small overreaction by an individual inspector, to a legitimate complaint.
Both those statements are outright lies.
First of all, the original complaint that the OQLF received about the restaurant, never mentioned the word 'PASTA,' only that the complainer was annoyed at receiving an all-English menu (the restaurant offers a separate English and French version.)
When the inspector from the OQLF arrived at the restaurant to check out the complaint, she was handed the required French menu and so had nothing to proceed on.
All by her lonesome, this OQLF inspector attacked the restaurant over the Italian words on the menu, giving birth to 'Pastagate.'
But in the fallout of Pastagate we learned that this wasn't a case of one overzealous inspector, as the OQLF claimed, in fact OQLF inspectors have harassed at least two other Italian themed restaurants over the fact that they were using Italian words to create an atmosphere. So it's no leap to conclude that the actions of the inspectors were no aberration, just par for the course.
Like the comment above from Y.L., which exposes his true racist nature, the blitzkrieg (oh no, not another foreign word!) against the Italian eateries exposes la vrai nature de l'OQLF.
The enmity demonstrated by Y.L. in his comment is not atypical of Franco-supremacists who base their disdain on the fact that the Italian community of Quebec has almost exclusively integrated into the English side of the language equation, something they are furious over.
Italians, along with Jews and Greeks are particular targets of Franco-supremacists from Yves Michaud to Mario Beaulieu for this exact reason, the failure of these communities to integrate in Franco-Quebec society. For them it remains a painful and festering sore.
And so the OQLF, an agency that defines and applies its very own twisted version of the Nuremburg laws, has a particular hate-on for these enemy communities and it is no mistake that the word 'PASTA' was censured, while 'TAPAS,' 'PHO,' 'SEVICHE,' are not, because the Spanish and Vietnamese communities are considered 'allies' in the war on the English.
The great lie of Pastagate is one told by the OQLF stating that the attack on the Italian restaurant was a case of an over-zealous inspector, it clearly was policy, an organized attempt by the OQLF to eradicate Italian influence in public, because the Italians are allies of the English.
"The friend of my enemy is my enemy."
It makes sense only to the the twisted ethnocentric minds of the OQLF.
How evil and polluting is the mindset of the OQLF?
It's gotten to the point that ordinary citizens are being whipped up into a language frenzy.
HERE'S JUST the latest citizen-language warrior incident;
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