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.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Jason Kolnos

NB: The Cape Cod Times is the local paper where I live.  It refused to even report that I'd been permanently trespassed from the local library (Sturgis Library) without warning or due process for simply criticizing policy hypocrisy.  Apparently, editor Paul Pronovost is unaware that vigorous debate IS the cornerstone of democracy. 

2 comments:

frisboy said...

So you decided to lampoon an innocent good-natured reporter to prove your point? Classy.

G. Tod Slone said...

The so-called innocent good-natured reporters (i.e., kowtow lackeys for the wealthy) shall be sacrificed at the alter of TRUTH, whenever a principle is at stake. Why not manifest a little courage and get your ass out from under the cloak of anonymity?! Oh well, thanks for at least having the courage to post a comment!