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, March 29, 2014

Mireille Miller-Young

 
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[Update:  Interestingly, the professor pleaded no contest, in essence, admitting her guilt of theft, censorship, and violating the First Amendment.  Also, of interest, is the fact that UCSB admitted NO wrong and UCSB Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael D. Young even seemed to place blame on those who came to the university with ideas it did not like.]

The following is the email I'd sent to student editor Wenzke, who decided NOT to respond, for evidently she must be a proponent of censorship and clone of UCSB administrators.  Bravo!

From: todslone@hotmail.com
To: eic@dailynexus.com; managing@dailynexus.com; news@dailynexus.com; opinion@dailynexus.com; artsweek@dailynexus.com
CC: fire@thefire.org; greg@thefire.org; adam@thefire.org; samantha@thefire.org
Subject: A new P. Maudit cartoon on Prof. Miller-Young
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:23:08 -0400
To Marissa Wenzke, Student Editor, and Colleagues, The Daily Nexus, University of California at Santa Barbara:
This missive is addressed to you, in lieu of the director of Feminist Studies, Eileen Boris, because my experience indicates she likely would not bother to respond.  Will you?  Are you an open, independent-minded editor… or are you a PC-indoctrinated one?  Have you the courage of a staunch individual or are you simply part of the PC-herd?  If you have courage, then why not publish the new P. Maudit cartoon, which features the latest PC-fiasco at UCAL (See wwwtheamericandissidentorg.blogspot.com).  Will you have the curiosity to at least check it out?  P. Maudit notes, “curiosity didn’t kill the cat, the party-line did that.”  The cartoon ought to provoke a little debate, which should be a positive thing and is, after all, one of the prime cornerstones of a thriving democracy.  Thank you for your attention. 

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