Oh the poor oppressed Quebec white man

Did you know we live in a plutocracy?

Michel Brûlé knows it. He knows the big Quebec media is out to get real Quebecers. La Presse is friends with Jean Charest, Radio-Canada is “radio propaganda”, CBC has Don Cherry.

And more importantly, English Canadians are in bed with U.S. Americans because we watch their TV shows and we’re pro-war or something.

Oh, and we’re under control of “U.S. feminists”, who have convinced Quebec’s women that they have to go after all men, when in fact it’s just the English-speaking ones who are oppressing them. (He insists, meanwhile, that objectifying women is OK because he finds them very pretty — but only in ads for sex shops, not beer.) He also says Quebec women are too stupid to realize the need for Quebec independence to free it from the English Canadians, because they only voted 45% yes in the 1995 referendum while men voted 55% yes.

This is what he explains, in his opening videos (which I can’t link to*) to Les Dents du Québec.TV, his new citizen media website.

His thesis: (French) Quebec men and women must band together and end the battle of the sexes so they can fight their real enemy: the English language.

I’m all for citizen media, and giving people the right to express the opinion that the French language is endangered in this province. And his point about how much American TV we watch concerns me as well.

But I’d take him a bit more seriously if most of his ideas didn’t make him look like the other side of the Reform Party coin.

* Seriously folks, what’s with all these video sites that don’t allow people to link directly to the videos? That’s not even Web 2.0, it’s the kind of bone-headedly simple hyperlink technology that gave birth to the Internet in the first place.

6 thoughts on “Oh the poor oppressed Quebec white man

  1. Morgane

    J’adore votre résumé de la pensée de Michel Brûlé. C’est à peine si vous émettez une critique : vous laissez le bonhomme se caler par lui-même en vous contentant de relever ses inepties.

    Cool !

    Michel Brûlé est de ces Québécois qui me donnent honte d’être moi-même Québécoise…

    Il est de ces indépendantistes qui me donnent honte d’être moi-même indépendantiste (en faveur du parti Québec Solidaire)…

    J’espère seulement que vous ne vous basez pas sur des imbéciles en son genre pour vous faire une idée de la pensée des Québécois : je vous rassure, la plupart d’entre nous sommes plus nuancés…

  2. Doug

    English or french it’s the white people of Quebec that have no human rights.
    The provincial goverment has people fighting over language and has taken away all basic human rights.
    If you don’t believe me try being white and filling a discrimination case against the police.
    My answer from the Quebec Human Rights was “as a white person you are not part of a visible minority living in Quebec”
    Complain refused based on being white and that is french or english white.

  3. Frank

    @Morgane : C’est tellement pourrit c’est même pas croyable que du monde ait accepté de jouer dans ctes vidéos là XD

  4. Doug

    Quebec Human Rights kind of admitted that it racialy discriminated against me.
    I filed my appeal with the complaint that to use my race to deny me human rights was a violation of the Quebec Charter section 10.
    My appeal was accepted and the original decission changed.
    I see it as the Quebec Human Rights admitting I was racialy discriminated against by the Quebec Human Rights.
    am I way off ?


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