Ask a social scientician!
A bizarre line — well, one of many — from Our Dear Political Scientician, from his April interview with the NWS:
“We’re no different than the Scottish, the Welsh, the Corsicans, and Quebecers. We were a complete and functioning society prior to joining Canada. You can’t say the same thing about British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario.”Perhaps Professor Temelini, who has drunk remarkably deep from the cup of Really Wierd Newfoundland Nationalist Jingoist-Chauvinism, even by non-CFA standards, can explain what it is that constitutes a “complete and functioning society”, how Newfoundland was complete and functioning, and how everyone else, presumably, was incomplete and malfunctioning.