A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy

[For the journal (guidelines, focus, etc.), go to www.theamericandissident.org ]. If you have questions, please contact me at todslone@hotmail.com.
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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou

Watch out!  Here come the hagiographies... like a landslide of rhyming feces.  When the hack politicians, hack academics, hack literati, and hack newspaper journalists toot their hack horns over a poet, you know damn well that poet was a hack poet, a hack established-order poet of the "beloved" sort.  Maya Angelou just croaked, you know the "caged bird" poet who decided to live cocooned as a caged-academic bird and made more money than she could swallow as a Hallmark Greeting-Card Verse Sellout.  Anyhow, here's a couple of toons I did in 2004 and 2001... early stuff... on that caged bird.  The first one depicts Bill Cosby who dared speak out of PC-party-line format regarding black Americans.  The second one depicts Maya as trustee at Bennett College, where I taught in 2001 and 2 or thereabouts and can be found here:  http://wwwtheamericandissidentorg.blogspot.com/2009/02/american-dissident-sexist-and-racist.html