Eric J

Importance of Goverment

When looking at narratives, I think the role thay the government plays is important.Socially, I would put myself pretty left wing, because I believe that government leadership in running a country is definitely needed. Although  the conservatives provides a good argument for personal responsibility, the problem I see is that it doesn’t help the ones who really need it. The idea of “survival of the fittest”, really only benefits the.. Read More

Comic : Harper’s Struggles


                          We’ve all faced the struggle of whether to buy an app or not. Only 99 cents, but we still sleep on it sometimes, before making up our minds. Now imagine, you are no one other than Stephen Harper himself. With a budget meant to take care of 35 million citizens, you must have a pretty fat wallet… Read More

The Scars of Schooling

In the Talons Socials class, we have been moving into a new PLO focused on the interactions between the aboriginal people and the European explorers in Canada. A very interesting and surprising subject in Canada’s history. From our discussions and readings in class, I think got a very general idea of some of the different events that occurred, such as the Indian Act, residential schools, and the numbered treaties. I haven’t really dived.. Read More

The Legacy of Bernard

On the 10th of April, the humble Hewitt Bernard gave a short speech (rant) to his fellow confederation colleagues. A touching speech, really. ” I guess I failed my paternity test, because apparently I’m not a father. Of course, the kind of father I wanted to be, was one of confederation. Was that so much to ask for? I was a true supporter of confederation from the start, and seeing.. Read More

Dear Susan,

To my dear sister Susan, It’s been a long time since we have met. Oh, how I miss you and mother. The last ten years have been rough, but thing are looking up. I’ve been pursuing law for some time, even after father’s death. 10 years of practacing law and I have realized there is no future for me in Jamaica. But don’t worry. A future in our hometown may.. Read More

Keeping it Sweet and Simple

Time feels like it moves so slow. Just another 15 year old boy in England. It will be fine. Just a few more years of studying and I can go back to Jamaica. The real question is, what do I do from there? I know dad has not been feeling the best, and he’s been very ill lately. Is it time to live that simple life of running the sugar plant? But.. Read More

Socials – A Shift in Culture

A quote from “Canadian Heritage Gallery” “eastern British North America had entered a new era in 1815, with the ending of the Napoleonic and American wars. It was an era to be marked by surging British immigration, commercial and agricultural expansion and political strife, as rising reform movements came up against entrenched colonial elites.” Going off my first document of learning, talking about shifts in culture, one of the biggest.. Read More

Socials – A technological future

Where have we been? A very broad question, indeed. We, as humans have been through a lot, experience-wise. As a society, and a civilization. We have gone from through many eras, and times, such as, the Paleolithic era, the middle ages, the Renaissance, and this age of technology. Humans have constantly adapted to this growing world, and have experienced many shifts in culture, civilization, government, and much more. Where are.. Read More

French Resolution

The revolution has slowly dwindled down to an end. Years before this revolution, my fellow philosophers and I imagined a society, without hierachy. A society free from suppression, where all humans can be equal, and live knowing that they are not above nor below anyone else. Unfortunately, it was years after my death when the revolution started rolling. To me, the revolution truly ended during the Thermidorian Reaction, with the.. Read More