Where to start…

Where to start…

Man is defined by his relationship to money and sex. It can even be argued that for some, one and the other are inextricably linked. If Sigmund Freud wrote many far-fetched things, for example about penis envy in women, his analysis of the passion for money and sex opens the way for us to understand the human mystery.

Traditional Catholic Quebec was very religious. Almost 85% of the population adhered to a morality defined by a criterion of purity. The education the children received instilled in them the concept of mortal and venial sin.

This education still weighs on our institutions and our mindset. In fact, it would be a mistake to think that this straitjacket of purity spares the new generations. The unconscious of native French Canadians remains shaped by the notion of sin that has simply not changed in its nature but in its object.

Native French Canadians are easy to blame. The current propaganda that is being taught to young children, convincing them that they are responsible for the injustices, even crimes against the indigenous people, is spreading.


The guilt of white Quebec children leads them to a psychological dead end. For it will be impossible for them to be taught that the people to which they belong have been humiliated, abused and wrongly labeled as an inferior race.

Young Quebec children, who belong to the French-speaking majority, are at risk of becoming insensitive to the struggle over the language and their culture. On the contrary, since they see themselves as villains, they must be forgiven by turning into good little citizens, open to all current causes, carried out with subsidies from post-national Canada, their “model” country.

The school seems to have been deficient in history classes for decades.

Quebecers in the second half of the 20th century have a heavy legacy to carry, in this case a guilty culture stemming from an era influenced by mortal sin. The two failed referendums of 1980 and 1995 left Francophones feeling like losers, unable to realize the collective dream.


To be honest, the French-speaking majority seems unable to regain their footing. A noisy section of youth is either depoliticized, steeped in individualism, or angry and fighting in battles that sometimes break radically with the past.

Every generation wants to distance itself from its elders, but the current violent ruptures do not respect knowledge, tradition or cultural transmission, without which everyone is just an ignorant loner who thinks he is reinventing the world.

Wealth, not material, but intellectual in the sense of elevating the spirit, handed down by philosophers and writers, cannot be polluted by barbarians who live only in the moment and erase values ‚Äč‚Äčthat we tried to instill in them.

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