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.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

George Yancy


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From: George Slone
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2016 12:11 PM
To: george.d.yancy@emory.edu
Cc: zachary.j.hudak@emory.edu; julia.munslow@emory.edu; critchls@newschool.edu
Subject: A rebuttal of your op-ed

To Prof. George Yancy, Philosophy Dept., Emory University:

The following rebuttal to your most recent New York Times op-ed is also, as you can see, being forwarded to the Emory University student newspaper editors, Zachary Hudak and Julia Munslow, as well as to The Stone (New York Times).  Of course, I expect no response from them... or you.  But miracles do happen, n'est-ce pas?  Might the student editors actually publish it?  Might Simon Critchley publish it?  Pipe dream?  You bet!  After all, only the privileged in America, black or white, have voice...
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Surprise:  No response!  EU's student editors are well indoctrinated...

2 comments:

sdave1 said...

hate speech doesn't bother me, what does is that if its directed at whites its socially acceptable.

dave

G. Tod Slone said...

D,
Agreed on the socially acceptable thing. BUT again we need more people with inner strength, as opposed to those who get all upset by a word.