A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy

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A FORUM FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND VIGOROUS DEBATE, CORNERSTONES OF DEMOCRACY
[For the journal (guidelines, focus, etc.), go to www.theamericandissident.org ].
Encouraged censorship and self-censorship seem to have become popular in America today. Those who censor others, not just self, tend to favor the term "moderate," as opposed to "censor" and "moderation" to "censorship." But that doesn't change what they do. They still act as Little Caesars or Big Brother protectors of the thin-skinned. Democracy, however, demands a tough populace, not so easily offended. On this blog, and to buck the trend of censorship, banning, and ostracizing, comments are NEVER "moderated." Rarely (almost NEVER) do the targets of these blog entries respond in an effort to defend themselves with cogent counter-argumentation. This blog is testimony to how little academics, poets, critics, newspaper editors, cartoonists, political hacks, cultural council apparatchiks, librarians et al appreciate VIGOROUS DEBATE, cornerstone of democracy. Clearly, far too many of them could likely prosper just fine in places like communist China and Cuba or Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Russia.

More P. Maudit cartoons (and essays) at Global Free Press: http://www.globalfreepress.org

Monday, November 23, 2009

3 comments:

mather said...

Saying things like "we value community" is just empty political speak. Might as well say, "we value air to breath, water to drink". It doesn't mean anything. Your cartoon is a good one, with the guy hanging there it has a kind of creepy feeling that I like in the best of your cartoons. Whether by design or instinctively, you show their internal sickness in your drawings.

G. Tod Slone said...

Hey, M, thanks much for comments. You're a sharp writer without doubt. Yes, these characters have it down to a science: the art of thin air or the Art of Nothingspeak.

mather said...

You have a new color. I don't like it. It's too pale and like a blacklight. Or maybe that's my system?

Anyway hope you're hanging in there through the holidays.