Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rex Murphy on Patriotism

"This 'standing up for Newfoundland' palaver is best administered in small doses, if at all. And it never fits the mouth of the person doing the 'standing up'. Furthermore, a difference of opinion, a clash of party interests, should never be categorized as a clash of patriotism. There is a jingoism of small places as well as of large. And Newfoundland is more susceptible to it than most. Newfoundlanders are ferociously fond of Newfoundland, but that very affection can play havoc with our judgment and our politics."

Thanks, Rex, I'm visiting the Rock this week, and I need all the help I can get. PS Sorry about the picture, but it's all I could find. Kind of shows you in your glory days, right? Laureen loves how the jacket almost matches your hair...
Source: Globe and Mail