“The Bahamas: our home-our problem”


It is now time for the advancement of a nationwide backed and government-sponsored Community-Based Participatory Research intervention into emotionally distraught and morally disengaged communities throughout the Bahamas. Community social ills in the Bahamas now require an ethnographic fieldwork approach; such an approach is necessary to resolve community problems by inquiring and facilitating each member’s diagnosis. Although regarded as a Christian nation, the Bahamas does not have a single, comprehensive, and coherent way of addressing ethical issues or dilemmas. Hence, we have seen an ad hoc approach to crime and other social problems. This must change. From afar, there seems to be disarray, we continue to be a society plagued with many lackadaisical followers and so few leaders. That is, many adults religiously point to their vicarious learning experiences as the scapegoat for all their questionable choices and poor judgment. In truth, as we scholars begin to contemplate on ways to change the moral fabric of our Bahamian community, this will not be possible unless we allow the affected peoples to tell their own stories and recommend their own solutions. We must begin and end with the peoples’ voice, we must only be guides and facilitators.

J. Archer

Guide Me the Right Way


Organizational ethics leadership includes demonstrating ethical decision-making and enhancing the moral climate of the organization while promoting an ethical culture. Truthfully, this is not a simple task, not only is it difficult to guide others towards making a right decision, but it is equally difficult to lead others when your actions are constantly under their observation, and therefore subject to reasonable scrutiny. While all of us are subject to human frailties, many of us are reluctant to assume a role for which others are likely to adopt their cue for moral action.

J. Archer

Unity- A Human Right


“Diffusion of Democracy” is lauded as the path to global unification. The concept diffusion of democracy presupposes one nation superior to another across a spectrum of ethical systems (business, governance, care, finance, religion, social). The construction of power grants those deemed at its apex the privilege to espouse value-laden judgments on the inferior, although such dogma is nothing more than the privilege of the powerful. In a world guided by mistruths and intimidation, democracy can hardly unify the nations. Unity requires respect for nation sovereignty, cultural differences, and transparency in the ethics of global social justice. The collapse of systems must occur before they can ever unify.
J. Archer

“Let there be Light” where Darkness once was.


Light is the greatest evidence that darkness is real.

We fear the most natural characteristic of the earth, Darkness

Concealed in the Darkness are the mysteries of revelation, the worth of the worthless.

Exposed by the light is the lens of demystification, the value of the valuable.

In essence, darkness is both foreign and familiar, but light, it’s simply a friend.

Very rarely are we apprehensive about the coming of the dark, it seems inevitable, but it is the light we agonizingly anticipate.

Light is what Interrupts the Darkness, in this way, exposure interposes clandestineness.

“The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it”.

J. Archer

Know Thy Self

know thyself

I am who I am when I am noBODY
When we close our eyes and lose consciousness we become who we are when we are noBODY
Somewhere murky in the abyss of human intellect we all get lost in Descartes substance dualism
everyBODY once in a state of rest can isolate self from what it truly is
We are but a breath, lodged in a biological construct, where presence requires noBODY
The BODY is lauded as the Creator’s breath of genius, an element of our existence we have no way of exhaling.
I am who I am when I am noBODY

J. Archer