“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 93: Are the Mutants Being Framed and The Beginnings of a Nationalistic Riot?

After the firebombing of the Nicaraguan Pavilion at Expo 67 Squid and several prominent local mutants were taken to Montreal police headquarters for questioning but as there was no concrete evidence pinning the firebombing on them they were released. Squid concluded there was some ploy to blame the firebombing on mutants as it was well known Squid was a fierce opponent of Sam Moza, the fascist leader of Nicaragua,  hence he was a convenient scapegoat.

During the questioning of Squid the Montreal police produced a letter found near the scene of the firebombing signed by The Mutant Revolution Front claiming responsibility for the firebombing. But no such group existed and neither could any security authority find any intelligence on such a group. And wasn’t it odd that it was René Hecklevesque (aka Jiber) that publicly attacked mutants in his nationalistic rants. The mutants were so politically weak in Quebec why would a politician constantly be on the attack against them. This was beginning to look like a frameup of a very personal nature. Strangely although the police were caught up in a nationalist fervor, they didn’t seem to mind a foreign exhibit was destroyed as after all Expo 67 was Canada’s celebration not Quebec’s.

The mutants distrusted Hecklevesque but the Quebec politician was seen by many as a charismatic and dashing leader. Here was a guy that would stick up for them the poor oppressed Quebecois. He spoke at several rallies being received with orgasmic delight. With the blessing of his supporters he formed the Mouvement Separatiste Quebec commonly known as the MSQ. The MSQ’s primary goal was the separation of Quebec from the rest of Canada. One of their main goals in their attack were “those people” namely immigrants in Quebec causing high unemployment amongst the true citizens of Quebec. The MSQ pledged should it form the government in Quebec it would immediately “cure this alien problem”. If they only knew Hecklevesque himself was an alien from Zortixia! It was never detailed how this “curing” would take place.

One fall evening Hecklevesque delivered a steaming speech against Montreal’s large immigrant community causing an uproar inflaming the passions of his audience which were egged on by his agitators in the crowd. As Hecklevesque said,” A pure, simple and clean Quebec uncorrupted by the menace of alien backstabbing and job stealing…as a young lad I lived in St. Felicien where we lived in unity. We trusted each other and lived in total harmony and shared all we had. The police force played bric brac all day and chatted with the locals. This bliss was destroyed when a Pakistani family moved into the town and then came the Ukrainians and Poles. Our serene environment was polluted and corrupted. Gambling and drugs became widespread. Prostitution appeared. We should all learn a lesson from my boyhood experience. Greeks have run out our native chefs preparers of Michigan Red Hots, pig knuckles and tourtière and replaced them with souvlaki and perogies. This contamination will end in a free Quebec.

One bespeckled man interrupted the speech yelling that Indian tribes were here before the French settlers arrived yet were treated as second class citizens. After all Quebecois were descendants of immigrants. Well this poor fellow was seized by a burly truck driver and hurled out from the hall onto the street after his face had been thrashed by angry and outraged audience members   

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" 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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