A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone 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

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dr. Ted Thornhill

Below is the brief correspondence RE the cartoon.  Thornhill of course did not respond.  

From: George Slone
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 10:17 AM
To: editorinchief@eaglenews.org; news@eaglenews.org; opinion@eaglenews.org
Cc: tthornhill@fgcu.edu
Subject: Thornhill lampooned

To Ed.-in-Chief Zack Rothman, News Ed. Alexandra Figares, and Op-Ed. Bruno Halpern, Eagle News, Florida Gulf Coast University 
Well, vigorous debate is a good thing!  Hopefully, you might publish the attached cartoon I just sketched on one of your professors… or is the “White Racism” issue now hermetically closed at FGCU?  Please do let me know of your decision.  Thanks! 

From: Zack Rothman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 11:35 AM
To: George Slone
Subject: Re: Thornhill lampooned

Hello George,
Unfortunately, since we're a student newspaper and are only able to publish student work, we won't be able to use your cartoon. However, we do accept letters to the editor from non-students. You're more than welcome to submit one.
Zack Rothman

From: George Slone
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:09 PM
To: Zack Rothman
Subject: Re: Thornhill lampooned
Hi Zack,
Thanks for the response!  I just posted the cartoon here: http://wwwtheamericandissidentorg.blogspot.com/2017/12/dr-ted-thornhill.html
Feel free to share it.  Someone besides me ought to shake Thornhill up a bit and bring his attention to the privilege and cocoon status of his position!  Alas...
G. Tod

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