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In uncertain times it is more important that we hold our morality and humanity close, closer than we do when times are good. It is easy to behave ethically and with compassion when there is no wolf at the door, it is when fear and uncertainty creep into our lives that it becomes far more difficult to maintain true to our moral compass. Currently, we are witnessing an alarming cultural reaction that threatens the fabric of our society and the morality of our souls, and that uncertainty and fear lay camouflaged by the very real fear of a global pandemic.


Ignorance is the root of misfortune (Plato)

The argument to re-open the economy is as rational as the argument to lock it down. The protestors looking to re-opponent the economy are not irrational nor selfish, they are in crisis, and those who would openly mock or seek to intimidate them only manage to show us that they are ignorant of the plight, of the misfortunes, that have put these protestors in a state of crisis where their lives are in grave danger because of the reality of life in a lockdown society. …


Gin a body meet a body

coming Thro the rye,

Gin a body kiss a body,

need a body cry?

(Rober Burns, “Comin’ Thro The Rye, 1–4)

The loss of innocence is commonly used as a metaphor in post-World War II America. This metaphor has become a common image in the works of American literature, movies, and music. This theme, the result of a shattered belief in the American ideal, is common and expected in the severely cynical society that emerged in America in the twentieth century came to a close. In 1951, however, this train of thought and cultural…


Peter Stallybrass explores social-political issues in early modern England through his article “We feast Our Defense”: Patrician Carnival In Early Modern England and Robert Herrick’s “Hesperides”. Stallybrass’ observations are in fact, examples of a strategy social manipulation that would later be termed “Nash Equilibrium”; although Stallybrass would enter the academic cannon after Nash, he would emerge as an academic in the Humanities, not economics, and the subject of his examination, John Herrick, dates back to early modern England, and Herrick would pass away in 1674, 255 years before Nash’s birth in 1928. John Nash would write his dissertation introducing “Nash…


An Introduction To The Work:

The Poem, A Villager’s Response, is a reply to the Oliver Goldsmith work The Rising Village, published in 1825 as a reply to his great uncle’s poem The Deserted Village.

A Villager’s Response takes the position that Oliver Goldsmith’s work is more in-line with British Ideals than with the emerging Canadian identity, despite the fact that Oliver Goldsmith was born in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. …


The deep blue sea, the flooded frontier. These are the oceanic voyages of the sea vessel Pequod. It’s lengthy mission, to seek out Sperm whales, to harpoon and kill them, to bring home many barrels of Sperm whale oil, to boldly sailwhere no whaler has sailed before.

All historical societies with renowned cultures identified such as the Greeks and the Romans have based their united cultural voice through the mythologies of their societies, and these mythologies were the bases, or foundations, for the cultural beliefs, rituals, and the identities of their cultures. In the nineteenth century, America was still in…


Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter).
(Mark, 3:16)

The name Jesus re-inscribes Simon into the world is Peter, a name which means “rock”. Simon is given the name Peter as a designation or symbol used for the foundation of the modern Christian faith. Peter is recognized as by Roman Catholics as the first Pope of the Catholic church: “Jesus said, ‘Take my sheep’.” (John 21:16). Peter became the name by which Jesus wrote back to the centre of the Roman world. This is an early example of post-colonial theory. Jesus used language to re-name Peter, sending a message…


Deconstruction of language and meaning is rooted in the concepts of postmodernism and post-structuralism and can be most simply defined as being without meaning. The deconstruction of language invalidates concepts of concrete meaning and consistency in language and literature. Deconstruction makes the claim that language and literature are inconsistent and that the true meaning of the work is not rooted in what the author wrote, but instead is rooted in the reader’s own ideologies. Taken to their logical conclusions post-modernism and deconstruction theory can not stand up to scrutiny, they tumble like a house of cards in a summer’s breeze…


In the 1980s, the western nations of our planet were wrought with social displacement. The world had lived through the unjust American incursion into Vietnam, a war primarily fought for a twofold purpose of capitalist expansion by usurping opium that was coupled with a desire to intimidate the Soviet Union, the other super-power in the world at the time through the Americans manufactured Cold War, done to justify the expenditures of an arms race to support the capitalist agenda all while operating under the scare of the MacCarthy-like thinking of the Red Menace, a menace created by design and by…


On January 15th, 2018, the City Saint John Common Council showed that it has no concept as to how they can fix, strengthen, or grow, the Saint John economy, in large part due to a lack of understanding the root causes of the city’s financial difficulties, and without a proper understanding of the cause it is impossible to properly design solutions; the city is attempting to design a quick fix solution around symptoms while ignoring the cause, and this will neither solve, not cure, anything. …

Jeffrey Kelley

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