"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Federation of Separatists

My goodness, but Bill Rowe likes to raise the spectre of separatism in his openers. And a comparison to Iceland and Ireland, too! How original! How curious that Comrade Rowe should make his explicitly separatist theme, the Eighth Floor their implicit one, and the Newfoundland Weekly Separatist its sui generis brant of separatism, so often, and in such similar terms: the endless glib and shallow comparisons to Iceland and Ireland (and Malta?!), the references to "Atlantic Canada" as if Our Dear Province wasn't already part of it, and so on.

And, boy, it would be hard to find a better example of a straw-man argument than Comrade Rowe's posit off the top of today's Two-Hour Daily Hate that our "island" will have to chose between becoming part of a larger, united, Atlantic Province of Canada, or separating from Canada altogether.

Really, Bill?


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