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

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tracey Ross

To The Root (Washington Post Weblog): 
The difference between you and me is that I would publish your response, whereas you will likely not publish mine. The evident reason for that is you do not likely believe in vigorous debate and freedom of speech, cornerstones of democracy. In any case, a satirical cartoon on Tracey Ross is this week's blog entry (http://wwwtheamericandissidentorg.blogspot.com/). Take a look. Curiosity, contrary to popular opinion, did not kill the cat; PC indoctrination killed her. Silence... is not as golden as you'd like to think.

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