“Mutantism on the March” Chapter 89: “Quebec’s Swine and Swindle Rhetoric”

In New York the United Mutations were hot on the trail of the Hecklevesque ethnocentric rants. In conjunction with the fledging CDQ they jointly published a small pamphlet entitled “The Swine That Swindle”. Comments such as the following could be seen in the pamphlet, “Beware of the nationalistic swindle that certain politicians are mounting gaining support amongst the frustrated and desperate. Just imagine what might happen when the golden age of separation dawns on the poor oppressed souls of Quebec. Most likely their American friends will become even more “friendly” and create a stronger satellite. Once that is done watch the patriots squabble with themselves and the Americans over who gets the largest slice of the pie. Mutants and the remainder of the population will gain nothing from the proposed separation of Quebec. We have everything to lose and the only thing we can count on is increased repression. For the foreseeable future we will be subject to American domination. All we get are slightly different masters and most likely they will be worse than previous ones. Fanaticism is the hardest slave driver especially when it is “for the good of the nation”.  Right now the biggest swindler is René Hecklevesque. Stay clear of him with his scheming and dreaming. He’ll promise you gold and be bad you’ll get lead in the head. Mutants must remain united and prevent distractions in the ranks. Ask yourself who gains the most. Ask yourselves are these nationalists addressing the real problems we face. Verbally attack these nationalist swindler perpetuators. Their game is not new.”

Montenez and his newly formed CDQ met with little interest or popularity. The fact his name was Spanish sounding made him but a foreigner in Quebec. His heroic role in foiling the Orange Lodge hijacking was quickly forgotten by most. Neither did his association with mutants help. If you even knew a mutant you were now suspect in Quebec. If a mutant moved into your neighborhood real estate prices would plummet. There were but 80 people in the CDQ but what could one expect from a small political force? Their undertakings consisted of monitoring speeches of nationalists and emphasize what they could gain from an independent Quebec. They published their findings in a small newsletter with a paltry circulation of 896.

For a time a queasy peace set in Quebec leaving Hecklevesque (aka Jiber) depressed but with every political crisis manufactured and manipulated by Hecklevesque his popularity increased. Many of his supporters were poised to gain profits as a result of contracts controlled by Droolpoop, the mayor of Montreal, for Expo 67. The Mafia was busy making horsemeat hot dogs and hamburgers for the chain of restaurants they had contracts for at Expo 67. Perhaps once Expo 67 was finished at the end of the summer and their bank accounts were full Hecklevesque supporters would surge in popularity. Rumours were abundant that Droolpoop was getting ready to bid on the 1976 Olympics for Montreal and if successful Droolpoop would be handing out a bonanza of contracts that would make Expo 67 look like child’s play.  

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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