A Communist Country from Coast to Coast
Jean-François Lisée is a “former” Marxist-Leninist “leader” who in his youth — like Gilles Duceppe (a “former” Marxist-Leninist-Maoist “leader”) — desired with all his heart and soul to make of Canada a Communist country from coast to coast.
Two quick sources identify Lisée with this objective.
The first is a book review of the French book by Jean-Philippe Warren entitled ‘Ils voulaient changer le monde. Le militantisme marxiste-léniniste au Québec’. My translation: ‘They wanted to change the world: Militant Marxist-Leninism in Quebec’. The pertinent extract of the review — again, my translation (original French below)1 — reads as follows:
“It is not a question, one would have understood, of the end of the affair. But as long as one is satisfied to seize the adventure of the extreme-left by its most delirious and most disastrous end (celebration of the regime of Pol Pot, sectarian organisational practices, the fanatic battle against the revisionists), one will not be able to understand the reasons which led a cluster of educated and politicized young people — today occupying eminent positions in the media, the universities and the political parties (Jean-François Lisée, Gilles Duceppe, Robert Comeau, Alain Saulnier) — to give body and soul to the construction of a communist society from coast to coast.”
The reviewer means coast to coast of Canada. (Obviously, at minimum.)
My other quick source is a page from the French web site of the Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire (Revolutionary Communist Party) of 20-11-2005, being their Drapeau Rouge Express No 71 [translation: Red Flag Express No. 71. This issue explores the life of then recently deceased former FLQ terrorist leader, Charles Gagnon, (who was in fact employed by Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Gérard Pelletier at their pro-Soviet review, Cité Libre, along with his fellow future co-leader of the FLQ terrorists, Pierre Vallières, before the two “left” Cité Libre to launch their own FLQ terrorist cell).
In the course of its necrology on Gagnon, the Red Flag Express mentions both Jean-François Lisée and Gilles Duceppe. We now find that both of these men have been involved throughout their well-heeled careers in the so-called Quebec “secession” movement — which is a front to “negotiate” the dismantling of Canada for the EEC-EU system, i.e., for regional union.
In the course of its necrology on Gagnon, the Red Flag Express mentions both Jean-François Lisée and Gilles Duceppe. We now find that both of these men have been involved throughout their well-heeled careers in the so-called Quebec “secession” movement — which is a front to “negotiate” the dismantling of Canada for the EEC-EU system, i.e., for regional union. Both Lisée and Duceppe are involved in pulling off the North American regional union.
Après la dissolution de l’OCML EN LUTTE! en 1982, Gagnon s’est exilé quelque temps au Mexique et s’est retiré de la vie politique active. Contrairement à bon nombre d’anciens dirigeants des organisations M-L des années 1970 qui se sont intégrés dans les hautes sphères de la classe politique bourgeoise après avoir expié leur «crimes» et exprimé leur repentir (les Gilles Duceppe, Pierre-Paul Roy, Jean-François Lisée et autres Robert Comeau de ce monde), Charles Gagnon, s’il a lui aussi renié le marxisme, a eu le mérite de s’en tenir à certaines positions de principe : ainsi a-t-il toujours tenu à dénoncer l’hypocrisie de la bourgeoisie, en particulier de l’intelligentsia nationaliste québécoise.
After the dissolution of the OCML EN LUTTE! in 1982, Gagnon went into self-exile for awhile in Mexico and withdrew from active political life. Contrary to a good number of former leaders of Marxist-Leninist organizations in the 1970s, who joined the upper spheres of the bourgeois political class after having atoned for their “crimes” and expressed their repentance (Gilles Duceppe, Pierre-Paul Roy, Jean-François Lisée and other Robert Comeau’s of this world), Charles Gagnon, even if he too had disavowed Marxism, to his credit stuck to certain positions of principle: thus he always made a point of denouncing the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie, in particular of the Québécois nationalist intelligentsia.
When the Red Flag Express refers to the “national question”, it means of course the “sovereignty” of Quebec. However, according to my original research, Quebec’s alleged hot pursuit after “sovereignty” is a front for getting the “negotiations” done to dismantle Canada for North American regional union.
We are expected to believe that these “former” Marxist-Leninist “leaders” “repented” of their “crimes” and joined the “Establishment” in politics.
I think that is as much of a myth as the Cold War and the fall of Communism. These two men are carrying off the revolution, right now. They are replacing the population, changing the form of government, eliminating the national boundary, altering the ruling ideology, forming the regional union.
Everything they are doing now in Establishment “politics” was their quest as Marxist-Leninists.
Could it be that the Establishment has fooled the Marxist-Leninists? Or have the Marxist-Leninists fooled the Establishment?
Or ultimately will there be a power struggle between the Establishment and the Marxist-Leninists for control of the Communist region they will have worked feverishly together to create?
Jean-François Lisée’s heart-felt contribution to the regional union appears to be highlighted by his work as a tactical adviser to the veiled Communist Parti Québécois (PQ). In 1995, at the time of the second Quebec referendum allegedly on “sovereignty”, Lisée was a hired point man (at the taxpayers’ expense) of pro-Soviet London School of economics graduate, PQ leader Jacques Parizeau.
Lisée advised Parizeau on strategy; Lisée wrote the 1995 question for the ballot; Lisée cooked up the notion of a “tri-partite agreement” — a glitzy media-hyped public “signing” by the three “separatist” political leaders, of the agreed-upon scenario for Quebec “sovereignty” after a referendum Yes.
1 http://www.revueargument.ca/ Numéro : vol. 11 no. 1 Automne 08 – Hiver 09:
“Il ne s’agit pas, on l’aura compris, de la conclusion de l’affaire. Mais tant qu’on se contentera de saisir l’aventure de l’extrême-gauche par son bout le plus délirant et le plus funeste (célébration du régime de Pol Pot, pratiques organisationnelles sectaires, lutte fanatique contre les révisionnistes), on ne pourra pas comprendre les motifs qui ont conduit une pléiade de jeunes éduqués et politisés – occupant aujourd’hui des positions éminentes dans les médias, les universités et les partis politiques (Jean-François Lisée, Gilles Duceppe, Robert Comeau, Alain Saulnier) – à se donner corps et âme à la construction d’une société communiste from coast to coast.”