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.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Benjamin D. Carson, Department Chairperson

4 comments:

Tim said...

"you lack the rhetorical savvy we value"

An inadvertent complement!

This would be like a politician telling you that you wouldn't make a good demagogue.

That would certainly make me feel as though I was on the right track.

Tim said...

With enemies like these, who needs friends.

mather said...

rhetorical savvy, ha! What a value to have! Jesus...keep the good toons coming, Slone!

G. Tod Slone said...

Hey M,
Thanks for checking in! Yes, I seem to be quite lacking in rhetorical savvy.
T