Recently, it has been brought to my attention that my blogs on my Quebec experiences have been reposted on a Francophobic blog online. The blog mostly deals with the decline of French as a working language in the world with some tinges of Francophobia.
Unfortunately, the fact that they linked to my two entries on Quebec implied that I am Francophobic, which is not the case. Although I had very bad experiences with Quebecois in Quebec Province, Canada, this does not mean that French people are racist, xenophobic, and arrogant as presented by the American media. I want to be clear that none of my bad experiences happened in France, not with real French people and not with French-Canadians outside of Quebec (or educated under a “Canadian” school system).
Ironically, most of the French I have spoken to when clarifying why I don’t speak French despite living in Quebec for a time normally give me a horrified look in silence when I talk about my bad experiences there. This has happened enough times that now I am extremely careful in how I explain my situation and avoid any details at all costs for their benefit. The only exception to this would be dealing with Quebecois of course since it has been made clear by the French and from my travels that they are a distinct society that is different from France.
Another Frenchman said “I write too much” on my blog and I think I may have scared the shit out of him since some of these experiences in Quebec may be considered unthinkable unless Jean Marie Le-Pen had taken power. On an interesting note, I do think Le-Pen would do very well in parts of Quebec if he actually had the brains to start a chapter of Front National there instead of making delusional rants about Zionists and rabid Arab Muslims subverting France.
Well, thats enough for today. Too bad France elected Sarkozy instead of Royal despite being sane enough to not join America in their War of Terror in Iraq.