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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Monday, December 31, 2012

David Ochs


6 comments:

sdave1 said...

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/923819/thumbs/r-WESTBORO-BAPTIST-CHURCH-large570.jpg?6


Geroge-guess these are type of people who share you're ideology.

dave

sdave1 said...

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/923819/thumbs/r-WESTBORO-BAPTIST-CHURCH-large570.jpg?6

George-guess these are the type of people who share your ideology.

dave

G. Tod Slone said...

Uh, and what is my ideology? Freedom of speech and vigorous debate do not constitute an ideology. Because I am NOT a left-wing socialist fanatic does not automatically make me a right-wing teabagger, to use your words. You, Dave, believe in and vote for the MACHINE, not I. Obama and his Chicago cronies constitute the current machine in case you haven't noticed. Bush is no longer the machine. Are you aware of that?
As for your link, I just checked it out. True, I despise Obama because he is a smooth-talking liar and apologist for the First Amendment. As for "fags" (homosexuals), I have nothing at all against them. As for God, well that's your problem, not mine. I am an ardent atheist. Ah, so you're trying to compare me with your hero Obama since he is depicted with demon horns. Thanks for the LOL. I didn't know you thought so highly of me. Try using some HARD LOGIC, Dave. Thanks for the comment. Sorry you didn't like my portrayal of you in the toon, but, well, I couldn't find that old photo you'd sent a while ago.

sdave1 said...

George man relax, you emailed me saying no hard feelings and none were taken, i thought the link would add some levity, i remember you telling people you had a sense of humor, what happened to it?
dave

G. Tod Slone said...

Dave,
All I'm doing is debating with you. That doesn't mean I hate you or am uptight and ready to jump off a fuckin cliff or grab a gun and shoot up a Democrat Party headquarters or better yet the Sturgis Library down the street. Again, I am not angry at you in the least, though some of the things you write with my regard seem to border on lunacy as in comparing me to those religious fanatics who don't like homos or Obama and somehow concluding that I am an apparatchik of the Tea Party machine and that The American Dissident should be called The American Fascist. If The AD had fascistic tendencies it would not publish that letter of yours, nor would it publish writers on the left AND on the right. Give me a break, man. Thanks for responding. I do always appreciate that.
T.

sdave1 said...

Thanks for that George, I appreciate it, and no I never thought you were like the haters of Westboro.
dave