A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy

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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, not to mention Sweden, England, and Austria.

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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Susan Edwards Richmond

The following email was sent to Susan Edwards Richmond, who unsurprisingly did not respond.

Hi Susan Edwards Richmond:
Time for a reality check. Step out of the poesy cocoon and take a gander (Sanctuary!) at the new P. Maudit cartoon on YOU posted on The American Dissident blogsite http://wwwtheamericandissidentorg.blogspot.com/2012/08/susan-edwards-richmond.html
Feel free to use it in Wild Cherries, uh, Apples. Feel free to comment, though I doubt you’re a partisan of vigorous debate, cornerstone of democracy. Enjoy!

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