A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone 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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lyn Hejinian

Above is a sketch I did a while ago on Lyn Hejinian when she was a high-and-mighty censorship-favoring professor/chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.  For her rationale of censorship, regarding the Academy's censorship of my comments, as well as the censored transcript of my comments, examine http://www.theamericandissident.org/orgs/academy_american_poets.html.  A new guard exists today at the Academy.  And I am contacting each member of it to determine if perhaps one censorship-abhorring person got through the Academy cracks.  My next blog will contain the results of my poll.  

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