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.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Victor S. Navasky

To the editors of Columbia Journalism Review,
Please consider publishing the satirical cartoon posted on The American Dissident website (www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=239569862679528067#editor/target=post;postID=6570831808058857053). Victor S. Navasky, one of your own, is its subject.
If successfully multiculti-indoctrinated, however, you are likely complicit in the subversion of Freedom of Speech in America and will, of course, not publish it. Will you at least contemplate why? Does the cartoon make any valid points? Does it serve democracy? Do you serve democracy or political correctness? Will you even respond? If not, ask yourself why not. As you can see, this letter has been cc'd to some of the faculty of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Likely, not one of those professors will express interest. It has been my experience that professors tend to be cowardly, herd creatures, unwilling to step forward as individuals, risking career to speak the "rude truth in all ways" (Emerson). Thank you for your attention.

1 comment:

G. Tod Slone said...

No response was ever received from Columbia Journalism Review. Surprise? Not at all...