How is it that when the French people were attacked, the Kebekois in offering their condolences referred to the French as 'our French cousins.' The Kebekois love to raise their racial status to be on a par with the French, when nothing could be further from the truth. The Kebekois are a people whom France abandoned in North America in September 1760, after the defeat and conquest of New France by Great Britain. The French abandoned these people because they were never French, nor would ever be considered French by France. But they still cling to the idea that by calling themselves French they will one day be recognized as French. Even President Nicolas Sarkozy of France clearly intimated that they had no valid claim to being French and thus could not obtain French citizenship through blood.
As I have stated so many times, these Franco-Amerindians use every excuse to claim being French. I am reminded of an incident at the Epcot Center ad Walt Disney world in June 1977. My Kebekois wife and I visited the booths at the Epcot Center and we encountered an American girl who worked at a booth talking to a Frenchman who was visiting the Epcot Center, and the girl told him that she was learning French. He then asked her which type of French she was learning. She said that she was learning Parisian French. My Franco-Amerindian wife got very annoyed at the American girl, and said to her, 'I too speak French.' The Frenchman interjected and said, 'Madame, you are speaking patois, it is not French!'
My wife started shouting at the man and he told her in no uncertain terms that she was not French but Metises. My wife turned to me and said 'why are you not defending me against the Frenchman?' I replied by asking how I could do so, when he is right. My wife then began with the emotional blackmail and started bawling. I told her that I will never put my credibility at stake by standing up for what is patently wrong.
One day on a visit to relatives in La Beauce, we were returning home to Pierrefonds, on the Island of Montreal, and my son Louis-Joseph told his mother that the other kids were demanding that they speak to their siblings in Joual (French patois) and he was annoyed. His mother then told him, that those other kids were right, because they were Kebekois! That got Louis-Joseph started. He asked his mother, "did we not beat you in 1760?" His mother turned to me and said, "this is my own son attacking me and my race! Why do you not defend me?' I told her that she had begun this whole problem by supporting her own race instead of taking a neutral position. She began to bawl and started calling me names.
I had to live through these experiences for close to 21-years. It was an everyday occurrence, and made my life miserable. I doubt very much than anyone could live under such circumstances and still be open-minded about the Franco-Amerindians. They are a people devoid of tolerance and acceptance of other cultures and languages.
I can assure you that such a life was hell on earth to live. I really had no other choice but eventually to exit the scene and return to a life of sanity.
"Je me souviens!"
Kenneth T. Tellis