A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy
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
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Here in America, one might of course say the same thing. Far too many faceless little-caesars like Daniel Santos, Betsy Newell, Eleanor Claus, and Lucy Loomis remain willfully ignorant of citizen rights and are bent on limiting those rights and punishing anyone who dares actually exercise them.
My right to voice my opinions freely and publish them without hindrance was clearly violated by those faceless little-caesars, each of whom firmly backed the decision to have me permanently trespassed from Sturgis Library without warning or DUE PROCESS on June 19, 2012.
Subject: Re: Criticism of Cape Cod Librarians
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:35:29 -0400
For Santos and those like him, fighting openly for ones First Amendment rights is nothing but "intellectual masturbation." In other words, any thinking outside of the Santos box of commerce should be done in the privacy of ones home.
BTW, I have offered to meet with Santos and the other trustees to discuss the issues at hand. He and they have yet to respond to that offer. After all, how could meeting with me possibly further his and their careers?
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Cape Cod Artists in the Box of Conformity
The new cartoon you inspired is now posted on The American Dissident blogsite. You also inspired the following thoughts.