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

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Louis Hamelin

Les Néo-cons

Fuck you, yankee
—Louis Hamelin, chroniqueur du Devoir

 
Partisans coulissards de la censure,
ces journalistes, artistes, poètes,
profs et autres fonctionnaires de la
machine mangeuse de la démocratie


diront hautement et publiquement
non à la censure—

 
la face publique de leur double gueule
l’exige ; c’est comme ça qu’ils vivent
rangés, emmurés tranquillement
de courbettes et cérémonies.

 
O qu’ils encaissent mal la dure critique,
leur faisant mouche sur l’oignon
à court d’arguments,
qui leur provoque
un fulgurant
ad hominem d’indigné.

 
Ainsi, le moral de cette petite histoire vraie
c’est qu’il vaut mieux être un maudit yankee
qui ose dire ses quatre vérités
qu’un hostie de cocooné  
qui n’a aucun devoir à la véracité.

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