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Marc-André Cyr June 21, 2012
Original French Text: http://voir.ca/marc-andre-cyr/2012/06/21/crier-plus-fort/
It’s a fierce cry of negation made heard by the students of Quebec. This big cry of anger is an attempt to make their peaceful march deviate from our society’s empty and circular times. It’s without a doubt for this reason that its logic slips between our fingers and, most often, remains misunderstood. The language of the revolt is not that of spectacle. It’s based on these categories that the revolt must be understood, and not on those that it criticizes.
At the beginning, then, one strident cry: “No!” (1)
The negativity of the cry is easier to grasp: against the tuition fee increase, the commodification of education, the injunctions, police brutality, media disinformation, bill 78, Liberal corruption, neo-liberalism, authoritarianism…
All that is good and rational, at least for those who make the effort to listen, but what do the students want? Are they capable of saying something other than “no” in repetition? What do they have to propose?
In other words: will someone finally tell us what these trouble makers bloody plan is?
Let’s try to answer, partially.