So sad, Mieke.
On Mon, 23 Oct 1995, Mieke Koppen Tucker wrote:
> Thanks Doug, for the first time in almost forty years (!) of living
> in Quebec do I feel genuinely depressed by the situation. Like many
> others, I have always felt much sympathy for the aspirations of
> French Canadians, but once I hear talk from the leader, St. Lucien,
> and not from some sidekick, about we are a people (no room for me
> and mine here) and the need to produce white babies (failed there
> too), I feel truly marginalized. At first it was a really strange
> sensation to know that your government views you with suspicion.
> What is so frightening is the power of nationalist language.
> Patriotism, yes, because it is inclusive: we all love Quebec; but
> nationalism fosters the hatred of the other, les autres. This century
> is ending on a dreadful note.