The thought occurs that English Canada has something close
to a classless society, much to the chagrin of the richer folk
who depend on class for their identity, and who frequently
move to the States for that reason. That classlessness, I surmise,
accounts for the bland mediocrity of our culture -- the inevitable
result of a true democracy.
French (Quebec)Canada does have classes, based on politics
and as defined by a premier of that province in a post-referendum
speech. There are the Quebecois, the Federalists and the ethnics.
Economic status is irrelevant to their class system. Quebec culture
is mostly Parisian translations of US culture.
From: Temur Kobakhidze [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:33 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Reply to Kate
Putting it in the American way: you are positively, definitely, and
abso---lootely right! :-)
On Sep 26 2002, Jennifer Formichelli wrote:
> Dear Kate,
> You write: "And everyone waits in line. He probably became a British
> citizen because the class system in Britain lasted longer and had more
> influence than in America."
> Let me correct you. First of all, no one in Britain 'waits in line'.
> They queue up.
> Secondly, the fact that the class system lasted longer in Britain is
> simply not true. (nor do you, as usual, produce any facts to substantiate
> your, as usual, widely unacceptable conclusions). The British class
> system is also a much different thing than the American one. I am not
> aware that either is deceased. And I rather think there was more to
> Eliot's decision to take British nationality.