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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

JE SUIS CHARLIE

Not to be banal, but I definitely do stand with the massacred Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, though against 99.999% of the JE SUIS CHARLIE marchers cause 99.999% of them are flaming hypocrites.  In fact, the only national soi-disant leader who was not a hypocrite was President Obama.  Why?  Because he did not show up in Paris.  After all, how could he with statements like:  "The future should not belong to those who slander the prophet Muhammad."?  His desire certainly came true for Stephane Charbonnier and the other dead cartoonists.  I am working on some JE SUIS CHARLIE cartoons right now and will soon post one of several.  An essay I wrote soon after the massacre is on Global Free Press website.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015