I hope people don't see these toots as an anti-immigration diatribe. I myself have expatriated, but I have no intent to integrate to anything yet, and can understand the inertia of culture in immigrant populations.
My point is that building a nation in a post-national world with post-national means is retarded. There will sooner be a thousand citadels than a single successful multi-cutural, multi-ethnic secessionist movement.
Stop asking for the Ls.
Canada is the anti-nation: newcomers identify to it specifically because it doesn't ask of them to pledge allegiance to any new values, learn the history, behave a certain way. Telling folks that you're Canadian means nothing.
Quebec still wants to be a "legacy" nation. A nation centered around language, culture, values, a well defined set of characteristics. Choosing to be Quebecois is hard work, involves shedding your previous identity to a certain extent; integrating.
I've seen countless instances of this kind of L-taking.
An activist tries to set up a new movement to promote Quebec independence. It's inclusive, progressive, and the glue that sticks all the members together is supposed to be the use of the french language.
In the very first general assembly, members propose to spend an incredible amount of resources to translate all the org's business in a dozen languages. The activist is unable to reassert the core value.
One meeting, org is rekt.
I can't remember where I heard this, but there is this theory that people with gambling problems are essentially addicted to cortisol rushes.
Some people in politics really seem to be like this. Imagine bending over backwards to please immigrants for decades, having 90% of them outright reject the political project you've tried to sell them on, then convince yourself in the face of all the evidence that more of the same will eventually do the trick.
Couldn't be me.
Quebec nationalists really do be taking L’s at an incredible rate and STILL TO THIS DAY argue that the project is still alive. Have fun staying occupied. https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/596514/immigration-se-sentir-canadien-ou-montrealais-mais-pas-quebecois
@nvk here's a new addition for your corporate treasuries spreadsheet. I'll try to poke them for more detailed plans of the strategy. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005962/en/HGreg-Now-Accepts-Cryptocurrency-Payments
Withdrawal saga pt 8: as you can guess, I in fact did NOT get my money. I gave them a week because I'm a nice guy, still nothing.
Another 2.5 hours on wait, a very lovely lady is looking into it. Apparently the change of residence, which has been resolved for two weeks now, is an issue again. Apparently they tried to call (no they didn't lmao).
This is my last interaction with them. If this is not resolved, I'm filing a complaint with the authorities and asking for damages.
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After state-mandated reverse cowgirl (with mask), J-Turd turns to state-mandated hotel stays.
The Science™️ says that you can be contagious for 14 days, so why even bother with this bullshit? Are the managers of these hotels LPC supporters or something?
Withdrawal saga pt 7: I did not get the callback I was promised. Luckily, french support only has one person on staff, so I asked the rep if she remembered me and the promises she had made. She gave me a bullshit answer, but allowed me to process my orders over the phone for internet rates.
Final settlement is due on Monday (so much for 🌽 being slow), at which point I am told I will be able to wire out and close the account in one phone call, no written instructions necessary.
Exiled maigre blanc d’Amérique exercising his constitutionally guaranteed right to be online.
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