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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dave Granlund and Paul Pronovost

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Cape Cod Times editor Paul Pronovost, of course, did not respond to the previous cartoon I'd sketched on him and Granlund (see two posts earlier), nor did he respond to the letter to the editor offering a counter viewpoint to his self-serving, grandiose vision of journalists.  Granlund, however, did briefly respond:

George,
It's Labor Day. You're on the Cape. Relax. Shut off FOX News. Close up your laptop. And especially put down your drawing pen. Geez!! You didn't get your PhD for art, that's for sure! Step out into the salty air. Now go put your feet in the warm sand. Listen to the surf. Feel better? I do.
merci pour l'écriture
Dave Granlund

Well, now it's not labor day.  No matter.  Granlund's FOX news retort certainly inspired the above cartoon.   An inconvenient fact and/or thought regarding Messiah Obama and/or PC-multiculti groupthink can easily be dismissed by arguing the messenger watches Fox News.  Now, can it get any more infantile than that?  Methinks not...

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