Jiber’s crew was ecstatic with Jiber’s words and they applauded wildly as finally the months of boredom would be terminated and like pirates there would be action. Soon they would return home to Zortixia to vindicate those who had expelled them from their homeland. Jiber did add, “However not all of you must act as crusading Quebec nationalists. Some of us should be vicious Canadians and Americans convincing Quebeckers they are surrounded by mean and greedy neighbours only too ready to jump on their throats if given the chance. Those of us who portray nationalists must masquerade as the great protectors. One strong man will appear in a messianic fashion who will persuade to lead the Quebecois down the yellow brick road to nationalistic freedom. I as René Hecklevesque will be that St. Joseph Oratory saviour!
And so it progressed according to plans. The crewmembers that ventured to Washington and other American urban centres did very well for themselves. Three of them were serving on the staff of American senators who were openly Canadian annexionists. One even became a coffee boy for the White House Staff. One became a McThinald’s sales manager for their restaurants in Canada. Those remaining in Quebec were pushing nationalism in the organizations they joined mocking the English and new immigrants as a threat to “national survival”. The immigrants, or Allophones as they were referred to were to be treated as backstabbers and fifth columnists. While Quebec media types followed the Jiber path Western Canada was calling for executions of Quebec seditionists. The rise to power by the Jiber nationalists was facilitated by the usual pigheadedness of the rest of Canada who, ever since the days of Dumont, Louis Riel and company had done the utmost to silence the French minorities within their boundaries. And as Jiber predicted it wasn’t long before the Quebecois became increasingly paranoid of the hungry pack of Canadian nationalists salivating madness. Their hostility was the spark required to light the bonfires of nationalistic recruitment. In Quebec new parties and associations mushroomed under separatist and nationalistic banners.
Jiber’s first mate assuming the fictious name of Bourgblot, was instrumental in forming the RINTINTIN, a group who eyed separation as the salvation for the province of Quebec. Increasingly strong movements were gaining strength in the USA favouring annexation of Quebec as it was the only water that might extinguish the growing fire of communism in Quebec. Of course the communists in Quebec would certainly confiscate or nationalize American property in Quebec. That was against American law and democracy! A high point was reached when three senile and red hating American senators drafted an unsuccessful bill clamouring for the annexation of Quebec. Reaction to this was red hot In Quebec. Ottawa was dutifully silent fearing any comment would aggravate its “wonderful and mutually affectionate relationship the United States”. Jiber, alias Hecklevesque, was busily at work and there was one incident that rocketed him into the public eye.