Articles by James Bryson
By James Bryson
June 8, 2021
Theologian James Bryson surveys the historical landscape of Munich and finds troubling harbingers vis-a-vis his home province of Nova Scotia’s authoritarian response to the pandemic.
To offer a striking example of the kind of culture this new form of authoritarian government encourages, consider a piece published in the Chronicle Herald, our local paper, last year, written by a student of Citadel High School, in which he all but names teachers who, in his view, were in violation of COVID health and safety protocols Very few Nova Scotians seem to understand that of the 74 COVID-related deaths reported at time of writing, 53 of those were a result of the catastrophe at the Northwood long term care facility in Halifax When we think of those Nova Scotians who gave their lives in their defence of those liberties fighting Hitler’s armies and as they know all too well here in Germany, we should remember that stigmatising, to say nothing of outlawing, dissent is a very slippery slope indeed