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, July 5, 2014

P. Maudit on Vacation in Newfoundland and Labrador

 
Well, I'm just back from almost a month in Newfoundland and Labrador.  What an interesting road trip!  It's the third time I've been there.  The people are incredibly friendly and pleasant.  It is night and day compared to the people on Cape Cod, where I live.  It was a shock!  One morning I was walking in a small outport when a man came up to me and started talking to me, then invited me to his house to have coffee with him and his wife.  Wow!  On another occasion, an old fellow stopped his car and asked if I needed a ride.  Even the young gals, who'd normally frown at me on Cape Cod, were joyous and eagerly talked with me.  Besides the wondrous population, the scenery of course is otherworldly.  If I were to move again (and I hate moving), it would be to Newfoundland.  In the picture, I am depicted with the moose skull I found in the barrens of St. Anthony.  Now, time to get back into my dissident mode... 

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