THE DEFICIT OF DEMOCRACY

THE DEFICIT OF DEMOCRACY: WHAT WOULD LORD ELGIN THINK OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE CURRENT POSTMODERN STATE OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY IN CANADA? I remember well my dearly-beloved High School Canadian History teacher Miss Monica Marston teaching us about how the

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IN DEFENSE OF UNMARRIED MALE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND FEMALE NUNS

IN DEFENSE OF UNMARRIED CELIBATE MALE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND FEMALE NUNS AS MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELLORS: MUST I KILL SOMEBODY BEFORE I AM QUALIFIED TO BE A PRISON COUNSELLOR, AND MUST I LAY AN EGG BEFORE I CAN SPEAK

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2017 IN REVIEW

2017 IN REVIEW: YET ANOTHER YEAR WHICH CONVINCES ME ALL THE MORE THAT RADICAL STRUCTURAL CHANGE IS NECESSARY ON THIS PLANET IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE, AND THAT ESSENTIALLY, THE CULTURE WARS IN AMERICA HAVE SPREAD WORLDWIDE FROM A BINARY

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MARX GOT IT RIGHT, HE JUST GOT THE OUTCOME WRONG!

THE DIALECTICAL EVOLUTION OF POSTMODERNISM: MARX GOT IT RIGHT, HE JUST DIDN’T GET THE IDEOLOGICAL PARADIGMS DOWN PAT!   If you studied Marxism in High School, College and University, usually you got some sort of Americanized version of this ideology,

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AT THE 100TH MERIDIAN

AT THE 100TH MERIDIAN: THE TRAGICALLY HIP MEET FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER’S FRONTIER THESIS HEAD ON IN A POSTMODERN CONFRONTATION WHICH MAY ULTIMATELY DETERMINE WHO WILL ‘TRUMP’ WHOM IN THE END GAME OF CORE-PERIPHERY PARADIGM SHIFTING.   I was just coming

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HOW DOES CAPITALISM SURVIVE?

HOW DOES CAPITALISM SURVIVE WHEN IT APPEARS HELL-BENT ON SELF-DESTRUCTION?   I just finished a three year stint at College here in the Niagara Region of Canada. After three years, I will soon be the proud possessor of two Community

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THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN SOCIETY

THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN SOCIETY As I approach graduation (again) from Community College in Social Service Work, I have gradually come to the realisation that I have been able to discern, throughout my 20 years as a Tour

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MY ‘SMART PHONE’ MAKES ME FEEL STUPID

MY ‘SMART PHONE’ MAKES ME FEEL STUPID: BUT THEN AGAIN, I GUESS THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE EXERCISE! I was lying on the couch this afternoon on a grey and drizzly December afternoon as we near year’s end, contemplating

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AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH HER VERY SOUL

AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH HER VERY SOUL: UNCLE SAM AND LADY LIBERTY ARE HAVING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE As 2016 draws to a close and the upcoming American Inauguration approaches, I am pausing to reflect upon the very Herculean task

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SELF-DESTRUCTION?

THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF CAPITALISM IS ITS OWN SELF-DESTRUCTION   I was just ruminating alone at home today on an early December evening as 2016 comes to a close and another year winds down. With all this talk of what

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