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

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Patrick T. Harker


FIRE noted President Harker did not respond to its letter.  Will he respond to the above satire?  Imagine, on the university level, even thinking about prohibiting "teasing"!  One must wonder which PC professor/indoctrinators drew up the Bullying Code.  For the article and letter on this troubling concern, consult http://thefire.org/article/14752.html.

Will the student newspaper publish the satire?  Miracles do happen:  Syracuse University's student newspaper published a P. Maudit satire on a SU gender-studies self-professed "revolutionary" professor/indoctrinator, Minnie Bruce Pratt.  The following is the email I cc'd to President Harker:
To Marina Koren, Editor-in-Chief; Nora Kelly, Executive Editor; Emily Nassi, Editorial Editor; and Megan Krol, Editorial Cartoonist for The Review (The University of Delaware’s Independent Student Newspaper):
Are you truly independent, or is that just a meaningless term nowadays? If so, please at least consider publishing in The Review the attached satire on President Harker and the university’s constitutionally illegal speech codes. Perhaps the satire might actually illicit debate on the subject. Please do not think that I am “teasing” or “bullying” you here. Please inform me what your decision will be. Thank you for your attention.
Not one student or administrator contacted responded!  Onwards... to the next elitist pomp and circumstantial cible [target].

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!